How to Add Fonts to Word?

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Fonts are one of the key elements which can change the look and feel of any document. So, choosing the right font becomes primarily necessary. Now, the question arises that how to install fonts? Or if you need the desired font in a word document then how to add fonts to word?

If these questions are blowing your mind right now, then you should stop thinking about it. In this article, we will tell you how to use downloaded fonts in a word? So, let’s get started:

How to add fonts to word?

Step #1: In this very first step, you require downloading the fonts. Kindly be cautious while downloading the fonts because fonts are the easiest medium for transferring or injecting viruses and malicious codes.

So, make sure to download fonts from trusted sites like,, and many others.

Fonts have the most standard format of TTF and OTF, and usually, they can be downloaded as ZIP files. In order to play safe, please avoid downloading fonts with an extension as .exe.

The websites mentioned over here are very trusted, and you can choose from a wide variety of font categories that can do the needful for you.

Once you have downloaded the desired font, then you can indeed proceed with the next steps. The screenshot is from

Step #2: If you have the OTF or TTF file of the font then you may skip this step. But in general, fonts come packed in a zip file. So, in this step, you need to extract the file.

To do so, all that you need is to make a right-click on the zip folder and then select “Extract file”. This will result in a folder containing the necessary files that were packed in the zip file.

Step #3: Now, in this step, you need to open the control panel. To do so, either you can make type “Control Panel” at the start section, or you can navigate to the “control panel” from the start menu itself.

Once you are done with this, then you will have the control panel screen with you.

Step #4: To make it easier for you, this step is concerned with finding the “fonts” option. It may be difficult to find the “Fonts” option with the default general view of the control panel screen. So, you may need to sort the view.

How to add fonts to word

To achieve this, all you require is to navigate to the “view by” at the extreme right corner of the window. Now, you need to click on the down arrow button which will result in a small menu from which you have to select either “Large icons” or “Small icons” option. We recommend going to the “Large Icons” option.

Now, you may be able to locate the “fonts” option easily. Once you have found so, click on it.

Step #5: Your recent activity will result in a window with all of your installed fonts. Now, you need to drag the desired font files in order to install it.

For this, you need to launch the folder which you’ve got after extracting the zip folder in step #2. Now, from that folder drag the font file to the fonts window.

If the folder is having multiple font files of the same font with slightly different properties like “Bold”, “Italic” then make sure to drag all of them. Once you are done with this, the fonts will start installing and within no time, the font will be installed on your system.

How to add fonts to word

Step #6: Now, as the final step, all that you require is to launch Microsoft Word and select the newly installed font.

Additionally, if you wish to share the document which you have created using the fonts, then you should consider embedding the fonts also. This will help while sharing and viewing the document on some other system that may not have the font installed on the system. To do so, consider following the steps mentioned below:

(i) Make a click on the “File” menu and then select the “ Word Options” tab positioned at the bottom of the list.

(ii) Select the “Save” option.

(iii) Now, make a check on the checkbox next to which “Embed fonts in this file” is written.

Once you are done doing this, then hit enter and save your document. Now, you can easily share the document with the necessary font file embedded in it.

[Additional Information]: How to add fonts to Word (Mac)?

Step #1: Download your desired fonts from trusted websites. Make sure not to download any malicious file that may cause any harm to your system.
Once you have downloaded the fonts, then you are now ready to go to the next steps.

Step #2: Now, you need to extract the file if is a zip file. Just do the required and proceed to the next steps.

Step #3: After step #2, you need to double-click on the font file which you want to install on your system. This will open a preview of the font file with which you can see the font in various sizes.

Step #4: Now, you are supposed to click on “Install Fonts.” This will install the fonts for you and is now available for use in any program which allows you to do so.

Step #5: Now, open the Word application on your Mac and from the fonts menu, you will be able to select the font which you just installed.
Always remember that the fonts list appears in accordance with the alphabetical order.

This is all about how to make fonts in use? We hope that this article has helped you with your quest for installing fonts in word.

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Arun Singh is a experienced server management geek and he has more than 8 years of experienced handling hosting server and he do sometimes share his knowledge in digital marketing. He currently with private company in Mumbai, India and he handles server management at

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