Microsoft Word has a long list of fonts you can choose from; however, depending on what you want to do with the document, you might want to use a font not provided in Word. Thankfully, installing fonts is easy.
First, You Got to Download the Font Files
Before you add a font in Word, you will have to download the font file. After you download a font from an online resource, which is usually downloaded as a ZIP file, you will have to unzip it. The font files will generally be TrueType (.ttf) or OpenType (.otf) files. Both of them work with Word.
There are many sites where you can download font files for free. However, you must make sure you trust the source before downloading anything. If you download anything from an unknown suspicious source, you risk getting infected with malware.
Microsoft recommends using DaFont. However, Font Squirrel and FontSpace, are also good sites for downloading fonts. You could download Google Fonts to your PC if you want to use the fonts available in Google Docs.
How to Install Font Files to Word on Windows?
Adding a font in Word on Windows consists of a few clicks. First, you must locate the font file on your PC and right-click it. Next, the context menu will appear; click on “Install” to install it for the current user or select the option “Install for All Users” to install the font for every user profile on the PC. Note – You need administrator privileges to install a font for all users.
After the font is installed on your Windows device, it will appear in different apps such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. If you wish your new font to be the default when you create a new document, make sure it is set as the default font in Word.
How to Import Fonts Into Word on Mac?
If you wish to add fonts in Word on Mac, search for the font file, then double-click it.
The Font Preview window will appear; click on “Install Font” in the bottom-right corner.
The font will then be installed on your Mac, appearing in different apps such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
From now on, you can use the installed font whenever you use Word. However, if the document recipient does not have that font installed on their device, it will be displayed in a default font. Therefore, if you wish the recipient views the document with the font you used, you will have to embed the font in the paper.
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