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Here’s How to Add New Fonts to Microsoft Word
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Here’s How to Add New Fonts to Microsoft Word

Not something that you have every once in a while, but one that needs your attention is using your choice of fonts while working on Microsoft Word. & sometimes you just can’t find the correct format you want to display & that annoys, literally. Because you never thought that you’d be facing this type of issue while working on MS Word.

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& what you can do here is to find ways to add fonts to MS Word & use them as you want for smooth work experience. So without wasting any more time, let’s understand the ways to use downloaded fonts in Word document:

How to Add & Use New Fonts to Microsoft Word

A piece of advice before you share the document with someone that’s been written in the newly downloaded font, “the receiver’s MS Word must also have the same font installed on the computer, or else the whole document would like a code or in weird format that won’t make any sense. With that note, let’s check how to add & use the downloaded fonts on Microsoft Word:

Download & Install New Font on Computer

This goes without saying but whatever fonts that have been installed on your system (manual or default), MS Word uses those ones only for writing. This simply means, whatever font you are about to download for you to use in MS Word, must be installed first on the system.

1. Let’s start the process by closing or shutting down Microsoft Word (if it’s running on the computer currently).

2. The next step for you would be, looking for or visiting the website you think is best to download the fonts (for example, we took the Google Fonts website platform here).

Add New Fonts to Microsoft Word

3. Once you find the font you want for your system, don’t delay & just download it.

4. Now that it’s been downloaded on your desktop, the file format would be Archive.

5. Here you need to right click on the file & extract the same in the download folder.

6. Once it’s been extracted, double click on the font file & the Font Viewer will open up.

7. The Font Viewer will ask you to install the newly downloaded font on your system so go ahead with the installation.

8. Once the installation has been completed, the Install button will be greyed out & that’s how you know the font has successfully been installed on the PC.

Now that you have installed the font of your choice, it’s time to add the same & start using the newly downloaded font in Microsoft Word.

How to Add & Use Downloaded Font in Microsoft Word

1. Unlike the above process, let’s start with opening up Microsoft Word on the computer.

2. Here, you need to tap on the Home button & follow this by tapping on the arrow you use to change the font format.

How to Add New Fonts

3. You will either find the newly downloaded font in the list of fonts or simply type in the one that you downloaded recently.

4. Now select the new font & start typing on Microsoft Word to check if it’s working effectively.

What If You Want to Set The New Downloaded One as Default?

If you are so fond of the one you just downloaded, there is a chance you might want to set it as default so you won’t have to change it again & again.

1. Open up Microsoft Word & go to the Home Screen to make necessary changes.

2. Here, you need to click on the Arrow sign of the Font section (right bottom corner).

Add Fonts to Word

3. Once you tap on it, another window will open up with many details including font selection, style, size, & whatnot.

Add New Fonts to Word

4. You need to select the font you just downloaded & don’t forget to make the changes in style or size (if you want to).

5. After everything has been set, click on Set As Default to go ahead with the process.

6. Once it’s been tapped, another small window will open up that will ask you to select one of the options & you need to select, “All documents based on the Normal.dotm template?

7. After choosing the correct option, tap on OK & your changes would be saved without talking much time.

& now whenever you open up the Microsoft Word, the font, size, style, & everything would work the way you wanted as saved a few moments ago.

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Wrapping Up

Adding new fonts to your Microsoft Word is much easier than you have ever thought & the above steps have proved it. Just go through this blog above & you will know that all you need is to narrow down the font you need for your system. & everything else will be taken care of within a few steps you’d be following.

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  1. Amara Smith

    As a writer this is very important to me. thanks for sharing

  2. mariya jonsan

    This is very interesting is it also for word latest version . I will definitely try this feature.

  3. Janny

    Successfully, I have installed my new fonts in my word. These steps are easy to follow! Thank you!

  4. Swarnakshi Sharma

    I'm always on the lookout for new fonts to try. Thanks for sharing this blog!

  5. Akanksha

    Ohh wow.........great.

  6. Aditya Purohit

    Thanks it's work for me.

  7. James

    Loved the way you explained about fonts and how to add new fonts in MS Word. It helped me beautify my content. Thanks

  8. Harshita Singh Chauhan

    oh my god! Finally, I got the answers. Thanks for sharing this blog

  9. Forb

    I was always satisfied with the font set that Microsoft Word provided and this blog has motivated me to explore new fonts now!

  10. akshita

    Awesome! I love trying different fonts and this blog has definitely helped me. Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Lucy Taylor

    This is cool. I can make my documents more stylish than ever. Will recommend to other as well.

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