How to Add Fonts to Word on Mac

Microsoft Word offers many user-defined fonts for its customers. Unfortunately, their number is limited. If you want to stand out among other users or you have little choice, you can install additional fonts for the app.

With the help of our instructions on how to add fonts to Microsoft Word, you will cope quickly, and in fifteen minutes you will admire the new style of writing your texts.

Find and download new fonts

Before we learn how to install fonts to Word, let’s take a look at how to find different fonts for your computer.

To do this, you should open your browser. It doesn’t matter which search engine you use. Let’s analyze the situation using the example of Google search. 

In the search bar, enter the following phrase “download Word fonts for Mac”. Now, go to any site you like and choose the options you like.

When you find the font you want to install, you need to download the file with that font.

Please note that the installation files must be in the following formats:

  • .ttf
  • .ttc 
  • .otf

The 1st way to upload fonts to Word

All installation files are downloaded to the “Downloads” on your Mac. So, to find them, you should go to the “Finder”:

Go to the “Finder”

Find folders or files with fonts among all your other documents in this window. In our case, each font was loaded into a separate folder:

Find folders or files with fonts

Open the first font. There are two files inside the folder:

There are two files inside the folder

The “.txt” file is a text document with an example of what this font looks like.

And another document is already in “.ttf” format – this is an installation file we need.

Click on this window twice or using the right mouse button and open the document through the context menu:

Open the document

A new window will open for you, and here, you click on the “Install Font” line:

Click on the “Install Font” line

Now, let’s go to Word to check if the font is installed. Type any text you want in your document:

Type any text you want

Next, highlight all the text. This can be done quickly with the “Ctrl + A” key combination. When all of our text is highlighted, proceed to search and select fonts.

To do this, open the drop-down font window in the top menu:

Open the drop-down font window in the top menu

Here we have a selection of all the fonts that are installed in Word by default and those you installed yourself.

When you find the font you need, click on the line with its name once:

Click on the line with its name once

After completing these steps, you will see that the text you highlighted has been converted to a new style:

The text you highlighted has been converted to a new style

If you don’t want to spend too much time searching for the desired font among the huge selection of installed styles, you can find a new font thanks to the search. For this purpose, repeat the previous steps.

Step 1. Highlight the text

Highlight the text

Step 2. Point to the font window

Point to the font window

Step 3. Enter the first letter of the desired font

The line will proceed to fonts that start with that letter. Now, you can find the desired font faster, instead of scroll through this entire list by hand.

The 2nd method to install fonts to Word

For this method, we need to find the Fonts program on your computer. You can find it through the “Finder” and the search box:

Find a font through the “Finder”

Enter the word "Fonts" in the search box, and now open the shortcut with the desired program:

Open the shortcut with the desired program

All the fonts installed on your computer will be displayed here. The highlighted lines are the fonts that are loaded onto your device. And the gray lines are files available for download. You can find the font you need and click the “Download” button in the upper right corner:

Click the “Download” button in the upper right corner

This was a very easy way to add fonts to Microsoft Word. The disadvantage of this method is that the standard program offers a limited number of fonts.

If you want more variety, or you need a specific type of font, then use the previous method of how to install fonts to Word. 

Disable fonts you don't need

Through the Fonts program, you can also delete/disable styles you do not need. 

Step 1. Open the Fonts program

Open the Fonts program

Step 2. Find a font you don’t need

Find a font you don’t need

Step 3. Click on it so that the line with the font name lights up blue

Click on it so that the line with the font name lights up blue

Step 4. Click on the checkmark label to disable the style

Click on the checkmark label to disable the style

Step 5. Disable the font

Disable the font

Now, this style will not be displayed in the Word app on your device.

The 3rd way to add fonts to Word

We’ve prepared one more method for you on how to add fonts to Word on Mac. 

Step 1. Open Microsoft Word

Open Microsoft Word

Step 2. Point to the font window

Point to the font window

Step 3. You will see the font styles to the left of which the cloud sign is displayed

You will see the font styles to the left of which the cloud sign is displayed

Step 4. Click on the cloud sign

Click on the cloud sign

When you follow these instructions, the selected font style will also be available to you.


Here are such simple and quick ways to download fonts to Word we prepared for you. Choose any of them that is convenient for you. Extend the standard functionality of the program to make your text more unique and interesting. The first method will allow you to use not only the selection provided but also to find styles based on your own preference.

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