There are a variety of websites that offer fonts with a free license. Here are just a few:
While there are many other sites with free fonts, I'd be careful with any site that does not feel legit or asks for your information.
If you found a font on a website or in a book that you want to use, we have a guide on finding out what the font is called.
For the purposes of this guide, we'll be using Google Fonts.
Most sites will list the most popular fonts at the top of the page, so if you're looking for a specific font style, you might need to browse a bit.
Many sites will ask you to download and open a .zip file. These .zip files should contain the .ttf file containing the font, as well as a license.
If you have trouble finding the location of this folder, you should check your "Downloads" folder.
Make sure you see a .tff file.
This should open up a new window for installing the font.
Make sure the font gets added to your list of fonts. By default, the font gets added to your user profile on a Mac. This has to do with licensing issues.
If you need the font made available for another user on the Mac, then you can simply repeat the above steps signed into your Mac as the other user.
You should be able to use the font in any word processing programs you have installed, such as Microsoft Word. I used my new font in Word to make the feature image for this guide!
Note: This will also automatically install the font to programs like Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.