If you want to create a new document with highlighted text, you can think about installing a new font. They can be found online for free, as part of a font set, or for purchase. If you want these fonts to be seen by others, you’ll need to use them in static files such as PDF or images. Otherwise you will need to provide the font itself.
You can install fonts on Windows 10 in a number of ways. You can download and install fonts manually from online sources, you can install fonts directly using Microsoft Storeor you can use a third-party font manager to install the fonts for you. If you want to know how to install fonts on Windows 10, here’s what you need to do.
Where to find New Windows 10 Fonts
There are several online sources available for free font downloads. For example, you can download free fonts from Google Fonts Collectionwhere there are over a thousand fonts.
Other online sources for free fonts include Font Squirrel and Urban font, but this is an incomplete list. You can even Design your own font Free to use Service FontStruct. Whether you’re downloading an existing font or creating your own, the font file itself will usually be in TTF or OTF file formats.
If you’re a Photoshop user, you can use your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription and download fonts through that service. You can also install fonts on Windows 10 directly using the Microsoft Store.
Install Fonts in Windows 10 using Windows Font Viewer
If you have downloaded the appropriate TTF or OTF font file from an online source, you can install it in a number of ways. The first method is to look at the font file itself. Window will let you preview a font and install it using Windows Font Viewer.
This shows the font used with the sentence, The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, which contains every letter of the alphabet. The numbers 0-9 and some punctuation (such as semicolons) are also displayed, allowing you to see the entire font design.
- Windows Font Viewer opens both TTF and OTF font files. To install using this method, click Setting in the upper-left corner of the Windows Font Viewer window.
After a few minutes, your new font will be available for use in other software on your PC.
Install Fonts in Windows 10 using the System Font Folder
However, if you are installing multiple fonts at once, installing fonts using Windows Font Viewer will be a slow and time consuming process. As an alternative, you can install the fonts manually by copying them to the Windows system folder for the fonts (C:\Windows\Fonts) direct.
- To do this, open Windows File Explorer and go to C:\Windows\Fonts folder. In another Explorer window, drag the files in Font folder. Alternatively, copy the files, then right click > Paste inside Font directory itself.
Once the files are copied or moved into place, the fonts will be available in other apps and your installed Windows software. However, you may need to restart any open applications to be able to see the fonts.
Install Fonts in Windows 10 using Windows Settings
If you are having trouble installing fonts on Windows 10 that you downloaded online using the above method, you can drag and drop them in Font menu in Install Windows instead of.
- To access this menu, right-click the Windows Start menu and press Setting right to buy.
- In Install Windowspress Personalization > Fonts. At the top of the menu is the option to drag and drop font files. If you’ve downloaded OTF or TTF font files, you can find and select them in a separate Windows File Explorer window, and then drag and drop them onto your open Windows Settings window.
Once dropped into place, the fonts are ready to use immediately.
Find and Install Fonts from Microsoft Store
If you’re struggling to find new fonts that you like, you can find them in the Microsoft Store, Windows 10’s built-in app store. Instead of searching for these fonts manually, you can visit Access a list of fonts available for direct download from Install Windows menu.
- You can open Windows Settings by right-clicking on the Start menu and clicking Setting.
- In Install Windowsoption Personalization > Fonts. inside Font menu, press Get more fonts in the Microsoft Store right to buy.
- This will launch Microsoft Store in a new window. A list of free and paid fonts will be available for viewing. Click on one of the fonts available in Font List here to preview it.
- In the preview for a font in the Microsoft Store, tap Pick button. This will download and install the font on your PC. You will need to authorize purchases if you are purchasing a paid font at the next stage.
Once the font has been installed, you will be able to use it in your other software immediately.
Use a third-party font manager
If you are having trouble installing new fonts in Windows 10, you may prefer to use a third-party font management tool. These tools are an all-in-one solution for fonts, allowing you to download, manage, and update new fonts directly.
One font manager you can use is FontBase, a cross-platform font management tool for Windows, Mac and Linux. FontBase is free to use and it allows you to quickly install fonts from Google’s Font collection without downloading and installing them manually.
- Download and install FontBase to get started. Once it is installed, you can view your currently installed fonts in the main FontBase window. If you want to install a new font from the Google Fonts collection, tap Google options below Provider Category.
- FontBase uses a activation font on and off system. Once the application is opened, the fonts you have activated will be available for use in other software. When it closes, the fonts are disabled and unavailable. This is designed to limit your system resource usage. To activate a font, select the check box next to a font in Google list. When the checkbox is green, the font is active.
- If you want, you can get a font from FontBase and install it manually so it’s always available. To do this, right click on the font you have activated then press Go to fonts right to buy. This will open the location of the font in Windows File Explorer.
- Double-click the font file to open it in Windows Font Viewer. When it opens, press Setting button.
If you decide to permanently install a FontBase font, the font will be available for use immediately, regardless of whether FontBase is open or not.
Create new designs with new fonts on Windows 10
Once you know how to install fonts on Windows 10, you can let your creative side take off. New documents, images, Professional infographic and more, all can benefit from a new font or two, especially if you get bored seeing the same old Times New Roman or Arial font at size 12 appear in a document mine.
Once your font is installed, the next steps are yours. You can design and create a multi-page PDF in Photoshop, allowing you to integrate your new font style into a static document. You can add fonts in Photoshop directly, with even more fonts available to install and use as part of your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.