Today’s tutorial is quick and easy.
I’m going to show you how to download and install a new font for use in any of your Microsoft Office Suite programs.
Step 1: Find Your Font
I just started a new series yesterday called Font Frenzy Friday. You’ll be able to find great fonts by visiting here on Fridays. Let’s assume that you want to download the Clementine Sketch font from DaFont.
Step 2. Download the font.
Click the download button on the right side of the screen.
If you’re in Google Chrome, the file will automatically download and appear at the bottom of your browser as a downloaded file:
If you’re using Firefox, you’ll get a little dialog box that asks you to open the file or save it. I click save, but you can also open immediately and proceed to the next step.
Internet Explorer works about the same way as Firefox – you’ll get a dialog box at the bottom that gives you the option to open or save.
Step 3: Open the file.
If you’re using Chrome, you simply need to double-click the downloaded file at the bottom of your screen. Font files are zipped files, so clicking on this will open up a new window that shows you all of the extracted files in the zip file.
If you’re using Firefox, you’ll get a little pop-up window showing all of your downloads. Click on the selected file and it will extract in a new window as shown above.
Step 4. Select the file to install.
Some font files will contain just one file and a readme.txt file. Others will contain numerous files. You’ll want to look in the File Type column and find the ones that say either TrueType or OpenType file.
Step 5. Install the file.
When you select your file, another window will appear that has an “Install” button at the top. Click it. You’ll get a small window that shows you the font is installing to your computer. When the box disappears, your font will be done installing.
Step 6: Using the Font
If you have an Office app open while you’re installing fonts, the fonts will not appear in your dropdown menu right away. You will need to close the Office app and re-open it in order to see your newly-installed font.
That’s it! Your font is ready to use!