How to Add Fonts to Google Docs [2 Methods]

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In this article, you will learn how to add fonts to Google docs. Google Docs is a free, online, and web-based word processor offered by Google. It has many advantages such as smooth real-time collaboration, the ability to see the history of changes in the document, auto-saving, and the ability to work from anywhere. Whether you are using Google Docs to write a book, a research paper, or your resume, you probably know that the format of the document is as important as the content itself. Google docs allows you to use many fonts that suit your content. In this article, you will find a step-by-step guide on how to add fonts to google docs. But before learning how to add fonts to google docs, let’s see what fonts is and why they are useful.

When you should add fonts to google docs

Despite all the fonts available in google docs, sometimes it’s not enough, and in many cases, you might need to add additional fonts:

  • Since you write different types of documents such as resumes, notes, and academic papers, you need to write with a font that suits the content, but the number of fonts available in google dos by default is limited, and you might struggle to find a font that suits you file
  • Sometimes you are asked to write with a specific font that is not available by default on your computer

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Google Docs Default Font

If you use Google Docs regularly, then you must have crossed a situation where you needed to change the font. The default font in google docs is Arial which is useful for professional writing Such as resumes and documents because it is neutral and easy to read. But these features are a double-edged sword, in other words, they make Arial the best choice in some situations and a bad choice in others. For this reason, you should learn how to add fonts to google docs

How to Add Fonts to Google Docs

These instructions will teach you how to add fonts to google docs. There are two methods to add fonts to google docs:

How to Add Fonts from Google Docs Font Menu

The first method is quite simple and doesn’t take much time. There are many fonts available in google docs that don’t appear in the main list. All you have to do is change that. Here is how to do it:

Step 1:

Open the file you want to change and click the Font menu in the toolbar

Step 2:

From the drop-down menu that will appear, click More fonts

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Step 3:

A Font window will open, and you can choose what font to display in the font menu by clicking it. If you want to remove a font from the list all you have is to unclick it. You will notice that there are filters to help you search for your fonts easier, and if you know the name of the font you want you can use the search box

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Step 4:

After you finish, click ok, and the new fonts will show up in the main menu

How to Add Fonts from Google Docs Extensis Fonts

You can add many fonts to google docs using Extensis fonts. Here is how:

Step 1:

First, go to Google Workspace Marketplace

Step 2:

In the search bar, type Extensis Fonts and then click on it after the search is done

Step 3:

After clicking Install, Extensis fonts will as for your permission. Click Continue to start installing

URL for Extensis Fonts: Click Here

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Step 4:

Extensis Fonts needs your permission in order to start installing. To allow that, click Continue

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Step 5:

A popup window will appear, and you have to choose the google account you want to link to the add-on

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Step 6:

After you select the account, Extensis fonts will require access to it. Click Allow to proceed

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Step 7:

Now that you have successfully installed Extensis font, reload google docs

Step 8:

Go to the toolbar and click Add-ons and choose Extensis font from the drop-down list and then click Start

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Step 9:

Select the text that you want to change its font

Step 10:

Choose the desired from the menu on the right

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Now that you’ve learned how to add fonts to google docs, there are some tips that you should consider:

  • You have to write and select your text before changing its font using Extensis font. After that, you can continue writing with the same font. But you can’t start writing using a font from the Extensis font manager.
  • Until the moment of writing this article, there isn’t any method to add a custom font to google docs.

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In conclusion, because we usually use google docs to write different types of content, we need a wide range of fonts that suits all sorts of content. Also, sometimes it’s expected of you to write in a specific font, but the available fonts in google docs are not enough. This is why you need to learn how to add new fonts to google docs. There are two ways to add fonts to google docs. The first method is by viewing the hidden fonts that already exists in google docs while the second way is installing Extensis fonts. Unfortunately, you can’t add customized fonts to google docs.

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