How to Import Fonts

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Computers use fonts to display text in different styles. There are thousands of different fonts available on the Web, although Windows already has hundreds built-in for you to use. Despite this, you may want to import new fonts to give a unique feel to your documents. Note that some fonts are only viewable on specified operating systems, so if you choose a wacky font to use on your Windows OS, your friend that uses a Mac computer might not be able to read it.

  • Download a font from the Internet and then double-click the font file.

  • Click "Install" and then type the administrator password when you are prompted to do so.

  • Follow the on-screen instructions and wait for the font to completely install. Once it is installed, it will be available in all word processing software you use. Alternatively, click "Start," "Control Panel," "Appearance and Personalization" and then "Fonts." Copy the font file and then paste it to the "Fonts" window. Once pasted into the folder the font is available for use.

Tips & Warnings

  • To delete a font from your system, navigate to the "Fonts" folder (see Step 3) and browse for the font file. Select it and click the "Delete" button.
  • Download fonts only from trusted sources and not just from any website. Improperly created fonts can create errors and negatively affect your computer.
  • Make sure that you do not install a font that is already present in your computer. Font conflicts can cause them not to display properly when used.

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