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How to add fonts in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word comes with a long list of fonts to choose from, but depending on what your document is for, you may want to use a font that isn’t in the list. Good news – installing fonts is easy.

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Download font files

Before you can add a font in Word, you’ll need to download the font file. When downloading a font from an online resource, it is usually downloaded as a ZIP file, which you will need to decompress. The font files themselves are usually TrueType (.ttf) or OpenType (.otf) files, both of which work with Word.

There are many sites where you can download font files for free, but make sure you trust the source before downloading anything. If you download anything from an unknown source, you run the risk of getting infected with malware.

Microsoft recommends DaFont, but Font Squirrel and FontSpace are also good sites for downloading fonts. If you like the fonts available in Google Docs, you can even download Google Fonts to your computer.

How to install font files to Word on Windows

Adding a font in Word on Windows is easy and only requires a few clicks. First, locate the font file on your computer and then right-click on it. In the context menu that appears, click “Install” to install it for the current user, or “Install for all users” to install the font for each user profile on the PC. You must have administrator privileges to install a font for all users.

Install the font in Word on Windows.  - How to add fonts in Microsoft Word

The font is now installed on your Windows device and will appear in different applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. If you want the new font to be the default when creating a new document, be sure to set it as the default font in Word.

How to import fonts into Word on Mac

To add fonts in Word on Mac, locate and double-click the font file.

Select the font on Mac.  - How to add fonts in Microsoft Word

A font preview window will appear. Click “Font installin the lower right corner of the window.

Click Install Font.  - How to add fonts in Microsoft Word

The font is now installed on your Mac and will appear in different applications such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

You can now use the installed font the next time you use Word. However, if this font is not installed on the device of the recipient of this document, the font will usually be displayed in a default font. If you want the recipient to display the document in the font you used, you’ll need to include the font in the document.

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