How to Add New Fonts to Word

How to Add New Fonts to Word

Microsoft Word includes default fonts that are automatically installed when you get Word. However, sometimes you may want to install custom fonts that you’ve created, purchased, or downloaded from somewhere else.  In this article, we’ll talk about how to install those fonts in Windows 11, so you can use them in Microsoft Office apps.

Installing Fonts From the Web

There are lots of places to get fonts online. The most popular ones include Google Fonts, DaFont, and FontSpace. Most of these websites offer these fonts for free. For example, we will show how to install fonts from Google Fonts.

  1. Open Google Fonts and scroll down to find your desired font.

    Google Fonts
    Open Google Fonts.

  2. Select Download family to download the font pack to your computer.

    Download Family
    Click on Download Family.

  3. Locate the downloaded folder, right-click on it, and click Extract All.

    Extract All
    Right-click on the font folder and select Extract All.

  4. Right-click on the font file, then select Install.

    Right-click on the font file and select Install
    Right-click on the font file and select Install.

  5. Following installation, your new font will be available in Word, and you can locate it by searching the fonts list.

    Font List
    Search for your new font in the fonts list.

Installing Fonts From the Microsoft Store

  1. Press the Win key and click the Settings icon.

    Settings Icon
    Open Settings.

  2. Find and click Personalization.
  3. Select Fonts from the options in the left sidebar.

    Click on Personalization, then select Fonts.

  4. Click on Get more fonts in Microsoft Store.

    Get more fonts in Microsoft Store
    Click on Get more fonts in Microsoft Store.

  5. Pick the font you want to install, and then choose Get.

    Pick the font then click on Get
    Pick your desired font, then click on Get.

  6. Once the font is downloaded, click Open”. You now have the new font installed on your PC and available in MS Office apps!

How to Remove a Downloaded Font From Microsoft Word

  1. Go to Settings > Personalization > Fonts.
  2. Under Available fonts, search for the font you want to uninstall.

    Available fonts list
    Search for the font you want to uninstall

  3. Click on the font and select Uninstall.

    Select uninstall
    Click on the font and select uninstall.

  4. In the popup menu, confirm that you want to uninstall.

    Confirm uninstall
    Confirm that you want to uninstall.

The selected font will be permanently deleted from the system, including Microsoft Word.

Phoebe is an HR assistant in her day job, but is also a web blogger that loves writing guides and sharing her experiences. When she is not out with her friends, she enjoys traveling or binge-watching Netflix. She graduated with a BA in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Utah, and is a chief editor at TechObservatory.

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