Downloading and Changing Default Fonts in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Office Suite is the world’s most popular productivity suite. Among them, Microsoft Word is probably the most used office applications for the majority. And there are multiple factors for that. The software is full of features, productivity tasks, reports, resumes, etc. It offers hundreds of templates to create. Available on all platforms. On top of that, you can customize the Word document with dozens of fonts. If that’s not enough for you, you can download fonts, install them in Office apps, and set them as defaults in software like Microsoft Word.

Using a custom font can increase the attractiveness of the document. People also prefer custom fonts when some of their favorite fonts are missing from the Microsoft Word font gallery. The good news is that there are several ways to download them from the Microsoft Store and from the web.

In this post, we will cover how to download custom fonts for Microsoft Word, install it and set it as the default font in software. Lets start.

Download New Fonts from Microsoft Store

As mentioned earlier, there are several easy ways to download new fonts in Windows 10. Follow the steps below.

Stage 1: Press the Windows button, search for Settings and dive into the Windows Settings menu.

Step 2: Go to Personalization > Fonts menu.

Stage 3: Here you will find the list of available fonts along with the option Get more fonts from Microsoft Store.

Get fonts from the store

Step 4: Microsoft Store has a fine collection of free and paid fonts. Choose the one you like and select the ‘Get’ button.

font family in ms store

For example, in the screenshot above, I have installed Convection fonts originally designed for the Microsoft Xbox entertainment system. I have an Xbox in the environment so the fonts will bring uniformity across Microsoft services for me.

Install fonts from the store

Having problems installing fonts from the Microsoft store? See our guide on fixing Microsoft Store issues where you clicked Install but nothing happened.

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Download Custom Fonts from the Web

Microsoft Store’s font collection is dismal compared to what you can get from the web. The web is full of custom fonts for your style and style. I mostly refer to the Google Fonts website to download and install custom fonts. Follow the steps below to download and install them from the web.

Download google fonts

Step 2: Select the corresponding font and tap the download family button in the upper right corner.

Stage 3: It will download a zip file to your device.

Step 4: Go to the download location and unzip the file using the WinRAR ZIP Archiver tool. It is a built-in Windows system.

open files

Step 5: Open the uncompressed folder and you will find the full font family.

Step 6: These are the TrueType (.ttf) file type. Open any file you want to upload and the system will open a preview showing how this font will look in different sizes.

font family

Step 7: Select the install button and it will immediately install the fonts. Users do not need to restart or refresh any programs to make them usable.

Install new fonts

Install New Fonts From Windows Settings Menu

With the Windows 10 May 2019 Update, Microsoft added a new install option from the Windows Settings menu.

Stage 1: In Windows, open the Settings app and go to Personalization > Fonts.

Step 2: At the top you will find the ‘Drag and drop to install’ option.

Drag and drop file in settings

Stage 3: Go back to the font files available in the File Manager and drag and drop them into the said menu.

After completing the steps, the fonts will be available in all MS Office applications.

How to Change Default Fonts in Microsoft Word

After installing new fonts in Office applications, you may want to replace the default fonts that are ‘Calibri’ with newly added fonts. The process is quite simple.

Stage 1: Open any Word document and open the formatting bar at the top.

Step 2: Tap the little arrow to open the advanced format bar.

Font advanced menu

Stage 3: Select the new fonts, size and hit the Set as Default button at the bottom.

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Change font menu

From now on, Microsoft Word will use the selected fonts and size as the default font.

How to Remove Fonts in Microsoft Word

When you install dozens of new fonts in Office apps, it can get messy to keep track of. The long list of fonts in Microsoft Word also makes it difficult to navigate the fonts menu in the software. Therefore, it is always recommended to remove such fonts when you no longer use them. Follow the steps below to remove fonts in Microsoft Word and other Office applications.

Stage 1: Open the Settings app in Windows.

Step 2: Go to Personalization > Fonts menu.

Search fonts

Stage 3: You will see the list of fonts installed on the device. Use the search bar to search for the font you want to remove.

remove fonts

Step 4: Find this font, click on it and choose to remove it from the menu below.

Play with Fonts in Microsoft Word

I like the flexibility Microsoft Word gives you with fonts. You can search the web for fonts, download them and use them to increase the attractiveness of the document. After completing the work, it can always be removed from the system settings.

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