If you haven't already, determine what font you want to install. Then, download the installation files and locate them on your computer.
Need help finding that font?
Here are a couple of pointers to help you find the right font.
Determining a font
If you've found an awesome font somewhere, but you don't know its name—then see our guide to find out what font is being used.
Serif or Sans Serif?
Places to download fonts
There are a variety of websites that offer free fonts legally. 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.
Windows 10 users can double-click the font to begin the installation process. The OS will walk you through completing the install.
For MacOS users, you're in luck. We have a complete guide to adding fonts on a Mac that you can follow. In short, you need to open the Font Book app and choose Add Font to start the installation. Follow the prompts to complete the process.
If Illustrator was open during the font installation, close it.
Open Illustrator and choose your font from the font list.
If your font still isn't listed, you may need to restart your machine.
If it still doesn't appear, try using a different font to see if the issue persists.