How to Add a Font to Word Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Adding a Font to Word Mac

If you’re looking to add a new font to your Word documents on Mac, you’ve come to the right place. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps of adding a font to Word Mac, so you can spice up your documents with unique and eye-catching typography.

Step 1: Find and Download Your Desired Font

Before we begin, you need to find and download the font file that you want to add to Word. There are several websites where you can find free and paid fonts.

Some popular options include Google Fonts, Adobe Fonts, and DaFont. Once you’ve found the perfect font, download the font file onto your Mac.

Step 2: Install the Font

After downloading the font file, locate it on your Mac. The font file is usually in .ttf or .otf format. Double-click on the font file to open it in Font Book, which is the default font management tool on Mac.

In Font Book, click on the “Install” button located at the top left corner of the window. This will install the font on your Mac system-wide.

Step 3: Verify Installation

To ensure that the font has been successfully installed on your Mac, open any text editor or word processing application such as TextEdit or Pages. In this case, we’ll use Microsoft Word.

In Microsoft Word, create a new document or open an existing one. Select some text and click on the “Font” drop-down menu in the toolbar.

Scroll through the list of fonts and look for your newly installed font. If you see it in the list, then congratulations! The font has been successfully added to Word Mac.

Step 4: Set as Default Font (Optional)

If you want to set the newly added font as the default font in Word, follow these steps:

  1. Click on “Word” in the menu bar.
  2. Select “Preferences” from the drop-down menu.
  3. In the Preferences window, click on “General”.
  4. Under “Default font”, choose your newly installed font from the drop-down menu.

By setting the default font, every new document you create in Word will automatically use your chosen font.


Adding a font to Word Mac is a simple process that can greatly enhance the visual appeal of your documents. By following these steps, you can easily install and use any desired font in Microsoft Word on your Mac.

Whether you want to add a touch of elegance or make a bold statement, experimenting with different fonts can truly transform your work. So go ahead and unleash your creativity with custom fonts in Word Mac!

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