Adding new fonts to Windows 10 is a simple and quick method to personalize your computer and documents. Your freshly loaded fonts will be available in Microsoft Office apps such as Word and other Windows applications such as Adobe Photoshop.
How to Use File Explorer to Install a Font
- After you’ve downloaded a font package, you’ll need to go to your downloads folder to install it. You can either extract the fonts into a folder or double-click on them to install them directly from the archive. Either option is viable.
- To get the fonts out of the archive, right-click on the file and select “Extract All.”
- In the new window that appears, click “Extract.” You should probably ignore the path; by default, it simply creates a new folder with the archive’s name.
- Select the fonts you want to install and double-click them. In the pop-up box, click “Install,” then click the “X” in the top-right corner to close it.
Some font packages include different variations of the font you downloaded, such as bold or italicized versions. You can double-click each one and select “Install” from the drop-down menu.
You can also install them all at once if you choose.
To install them all at once, you must first choose them all.
- To do so, select the first font from the list, then press and hold the “Shift” key while selecting the last font. If you like, you may also drag to choose them. It doesn’t matter how you do it as long as they’re all chosen.
- Then, right-click on any of the font files’ names. If your computer has numerous user accounts, you may want to select “Install for All Users.” If not, simply click “Install.”
- You’ll see a popup warning if you’ve already installed some of the fonts. Allow it to proceed by clicking “Yes.”
- Another window will show the installation’s progress. Your fonts will be installed and ready to use after it disappears.
How to Use the Fonts Menu to Install a Font
- Click Start, put “fonts” in the search field, and then hit Enter to install a font from the fonts menu. You can also go to Settings > Personalization > Fonts to get there.
- Right-click the font archive file in your Downloads folder and select “Extract All.”
- In the new window, select “Extract.” Unless you want it to go somewhere specific, you should leave the extraction folder name alone. The archive file’s name will be the same as the folder’s name.
- Double-click the newly formed Downloads folder. There will most likely be multiple font files in the folder, one for each font variant, such as bold or italics.
- To snap the top bar of the Settings app to the left side of the screen, click and hold it and drag it to the left border of the screen.
- If you wish to snap the font folder to the right border of the screen, repeat the process.
- If you used the Snap feature successfully, the Settings app should be on one half of your screen and the Font folder on the other. Although it isn’t exactly necessary, it does make things easier.
- By choosing the first font on the list, then holding shift and clicking the last font on the list, you can select all of the fonts you want to install.
- If you like, you may also drag to choose. Drag the fonts to the “Drag and drop to install” box by clicking, holding, and dragging them there.
- When the “Copy” indicator appears, release your mouse.
The fonts you install on Windows 10 should be available to all of the programs on your PC immediately, regardless of the method you use.