Wednesday, August 8, 2012

How To Download And Install A Font

For an upcoming project, I needed to install a new font into my Word program.  Being pretty clueless when it comes to computers though, I had no idea how to do this.  Luckily, through the magic of Google, I was able to find several instructions on how to do it.  The only problem, none of them seemed to work completely with my computer/programs so I ended up combining bits of several tutorials and finally got it to work.  
I thought I would share how I did it.

1.  First you need to download the font that you want to install.  I ended up using Internet Explorer to do this as I never could figure out how to do it in Google Chrome (although I'm sure there's a way). has loads of free downloadable fonts to choose from.  Choose the font that you want and click "download" on the right hand of the screen.

This window will pop up.  Click on "Open".

2.  Now you need to save the font to a file that you will have access to.

When you clicked on the "Open" button.  This window should pop up.
Click on "Extract To"

I saved my file in my "Downloads" file.  Click on the file you want to save it in.  Then Click "OK" at the bottom of the screen.

3.  The final step is to install the new font into Word.  Go to Start>Control Panel>Fonts

Go to File>Install New Font

Select the location where you saved the font from the lower left hand box.  And the font should show up in the top box.  Select "Install".

4.  And the final step is to check that your font has been installed into Word.  Open Word.  Go to your font list and check for the new font.

There's mine - ready to use!

I hope this makes sense.  Like I said, I'm definitely no computer genius.  If you have trouble with my tutorial, check out this one, which I also found helpful.
And stay tuned for a couple of  upcoming project using a downloaded font!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I've always wondered how to do this, but just kept going in circles when I tried.