How to Add Fonts to Word for Mac

Looking to expand your font options in Word?
Michael Michael (175)
2 minutes

While Microsoft Word has lots of built-in fonts, you might be looking for something else for a particular project.

Here are two options for adding a new font to use in Microsoft Word for Mac.

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Font Install Screen Mac

When you install the font on your computer, it should be available across applications like Word or Photoshop.

If you're unsure how to do this, we created a step-by-step guide on finding and installing a new font on a Mac and one on installing multiple fonts on a Mac. If the words you're typing aren't recognized as actual words, you may want to check out our guide on how to add a custom word to the Apple Dictionary.

List of Fonts in Font Book
  1. Open "Font Book" by searching for it in your finder.
  2. Click the "+" sign at the top of the window to add a new font.
  3. Find the font you want to install. (If you downloaded it recently, it will likely be in your downloads folder.)
  4. Double-click the .ttf file to install.
  5. Enjoy your new font in Word! (You may have to restart Microsoft Word for it to appear.)
Choose "Download."
Michael Michael (175)

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