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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.

3 replies on “Adding Custom Fonts on Google Docs”

Word has way more options than google docs AND you can add any font you want!! Google Docs does not have an option to add custom fonts, you can only select from the list they provide. You are not adding custom fonts you are building a favorite font list from the list they provide. Get your facts straight.

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