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Add Fonts in Microsoft Word in Windows and MAC
Microsoft Word is used by millions of people around the world. While it has lots of great in-built fonts, but depending on your work, and documents, you may want to use a font that's not on the list. But luckily, Microsoft allows us to install any font you may like on our Windows PC as well as Mac.

How to Add New Fonts in Microsoft Word in Windows and MAC

There are lots of amazing fonts pre-installed in Microsoft Word in Windows and Mac. For example Helvetica, Calibri, Futura, Garamond, Times New Roman, Arial, Verdana, etc. But, if Microsoft allows its users to download any new font which will make your documents more beautiful, then why don't we take advantage of it?

So, here, we'll have described the best way to download & install new fonts, and then import them to Microsoft Word on Windows OS, and MAC OS. So, let's get started.

Download New Fonts for MS WORD

Before installing the new fonts into MS Word, you first need to download the font file to your Windows PC. When you download a font file from an online resource, they're usually a ZIP file to be downloaded. Those font files are usually .tff type (TrueType Format) or .otf (OpenType Format). Both of these formats work great with Microsoft Word.

There are many great websites where you can download font files. But make sure to download these font files from a renowned site, not from an unknown source where you won't get any bugs into your PC. Microsoft usually recommends using the DaFont site for downloading the font file. If you like the fonts available in Google Docs, you can also get those Google Fonts to your PC.

How to Install Font Files to MS Word on Windows

Download & Install New Fonts for MS WORD

The following steps are for those Windows users who want to install font files to MS Word.

Installing new fonts to MS Word on Windows is quite easy and often takes a few clicks. After downloading the font file from a renowned source, find that font file on your system and then right-click on it. In the next menu, you'll see two buttons to install. Click the single "Install" button to install for the current user, and click the "Install for all users" to install the file to all of the multiple accounts used in your system. But remember, you need administrative access to install the fonts for all users.

The fonts are now installed successfully on your Windows PC and they will appear in different applications like Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Word.

How to Import Fonts to Word on MAC

Install new fonts into a MAC

These installation steps are for Mac users who want to install new fonts into MS Word.

Installing and importing the font file to Word on MAC is also a very easy task. To add fonts into MS Word on MAC, find that downloaded font file and then double-click on it. Then the font preview window will appear. Click "Install Font" in the bottom-right corner of the window.

install font into a MAC

After clicking the "Install Font" button, the font will be then installed on your MAC and it will be started appearing in different apps like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.

So, whether you're on MAC or Windows, after applying these steps, you will be able to use the new font styles on Microsoft Word, like any other old font. After installing fonts on your system, you won't need to separately install those fonts on various applications. And if you want the recipient to view the document with the font you used, you'll need to embed the font in the document.

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