Install a new font on your computer

Applies to
Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft Office XP

Installing fonts in Microsoft Windows® is quick and simple. Once fonts are installed in Windows, they are available to your Office programs.

Many font packages you download from the Internet may be contained in compressed .zip files to reduce file size and make downloading faster. If you have downloaded a font that is saved in .zip format, you can "unzip" it by double-clicking the icon for the font and following the instructions on the screen.

Installing new fonts

  1. Close any open Windows applications, such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Outlook®.
  2. In Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes.

 Note   If you are using Control Panel Classic view or Microsoft Windows 2000, double-click Fonts, and then go to step 4.

  1. In the task pane, under See Also, click Fonts.

 Note   If a folder tree appears instead of the task pane, click Folders on the toolbar, and then under See Also, click Fonts.

  1. On the File menu, click Install New Font.
  2. In the Drives list, click the drive you want.
  3. In the Folders list, double-click the folder that contains the fonts you want to add.
  4. Under List of fonts, click the font you want to add, and then click OK.

 Notes 

  • To select more than one font to add, in step 6, hold down the CTRL key, and then click each of the fonts you want to add.
  • You can also drag OpenType, TrueType, Type 1, and raster fonts from another location to add them to the Fonts folder. This works only if the font is not already in the Fonts folder.
  • To add fonts from a network drive without using disk space on your computer, clear the Copy fonts to Fonts folder check box in the Add Fonts dialog box. This is available only when you install OpenType, TrueType, or raster fonts using the Install New Font option on the File menu.

Working with new fonts in Office

When you install new fonts, remember that each font will only work with the computer you've installed it on. If you share Office documents with other people or plan to use or view your document on a different computer, the new fonts you've installed on your computer might not be displayed the same way on the other computer. Text that is formatted in a font that is not installed on a computer will be displayed in Times New Roman or the default font.

To make sure that you can see the fonts on different computers, you can either install the new font on the other computers you plan to use, or, if you are using a TrueType font in Word or Microsoft PowerPoint®, you can embed the font to save the characters with your document. Embedding fonts can increase your document's file size and may not work for some commercially restricted fonts, but it is a good way to make sure that your document with new fonts will look the same on other computers.

ShowHow?

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Save tab.
  2. Under Save options, select the Embed TrueType fonts check box.
 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003, Excel 2003, FrontPage 2003, InfoPath 2003, OneNote 2003, Outlook 2003, PowerPoint 2003, Publisher 2003, Word 2003