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Adding Custom Fonts on Google Docs

In Google Docs, there are hundred of stylish fonts to choose from. It is one of the reasons why I prefer it over Microsoft Word. It is very simple, easy-to-use plus all the things that I need are on it.

By default, ‘My Font’ list for all users is comprised of 17 fonts. Those are the common fonts that you can see from other word processing software like Microsoft Word or OpenOffice. If you are bored of those and wish to add more, you can do so by following the steps below.

Adding Custom Fonts on Google Docs

Note: You can only add custom fonts in a document, presentation or drawing.

Step 1: Log-in to Google Docs. http://docs.google.com/

Step 2:  Create a new document by clicking Create button at the left side of the homepage. Select Document as file type.

Step 3: A new tab will open in your internet browser. Click on Font drop-down arrow beside Font Size.

Step 4: Select Add Fonts… It is the last option in the list.

Step 5: A small window will pop-up. Type in the name of your desired font in the search box then click Find button (the one with microscope icon)

Not all fonts are supported by Google Docs. There are some fonts available on Microsoft Word which aren’t available on Google Docs.

Step 6: Click the font you wish to add. When you click on a font, it will be added to ‘My Fonts‘ automatically.

If you want to remove a font from My fonts list, click X mark beside it.

Step 7: Click OK once you’re done.

You can check the newly added fonts by clicking the fonts list in the formatting toolbar. Those are highlighted so you’ll know what you’ve just added.

Currently, it’s not possible to upload a custom font from other website to Google Docs.

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Where is The Trash Folder in Gmail?

If you are a new Gmail user, you might wonder why “Trash” is not on the folder list. Perhaps, you have deleted an important message and you would like to recover it.

In Gmail, the Trash folder is hidden by default. This explains why it is not showing along other labels such as Inbox, Starred Messages, Spam, Drafts, etc.

Reveal The Trash Folder

Here’s what to do to make the Trash folder appear:

1. Click the gear icon (Settings) in the upper right-hand corner. See the screenshot below. The numbers will help you find the options you must click.

Gmail Settings
Gmail Settings

2. Select Settings in the drop-down menu.

3. Go to the Labels tab beside General.

4. Find “Trash” under System labels then click Show.

The folder will appear immediately in the label list.