How to create new text styles in Microsoft Word
Word has an assortment of fonts available to make your documents unique and appealing. However, you might have a font in mind that is not available in the predefined fonts.
Fortunately, many different sites have or sell or give away the fonts for use not available in Word.
This is a step-by-step guide on downloading these fonts and using them in Word.
In summary, these are the steps.
- Download the font
- Install the font
- Use and manage the font.
We are going to use fonts.google.com. There are lots of fonts that you can add to Word and any office program that you use because you are installing them into Windows.
1. Open fonts.google.com
When you open the site, you can browse the different fonts available on the screen. When you find the font of your choosing, click it.
We are going to use ‘Roboto.’
2. Download the family of the selected font
When you select ‘Roboto,’ another tab will open. Under styles, you will see a list of the Roboto styles.
You can choose one or the whole family. To do this, go to the top right of your screen, you will see ‘Download family.’ Click it.
Once the fonts have been downloaded, the file will usually appear in the bottom left corner.
3. Select the downloaded file
When you click on the downloaded file, go to ‘show in folder’ so you can see where it has been saved.
4. Open the folder where the file is saved
When you open the folder where the file is, right-click on your font, extract the zipped file, and extract it to the exact location, for example, ‘desktop.’
5. Select the entire family
When you open it, select the entire family by holding down the shift key.
Right-click and install it for all users.
6. Open Word
The next step is to open Word and then change the font.
Please select what you want to change or go to the font and set it as your default font.
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