How to Add Font to Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Do you want to add a new font to your Mac? Fonts play a crucial role in enhancing the overall visual appeal of your documents, presentations, and creative projects.

Luckily, adding new fonts to your Mac is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of adding fonts to your Mac so that you can unleash your creativity with beautiful typography.

Step 1: Find and Download Fonts

To begin, you need to find and download the fonts that you want to add to your Mac. There are numerous websites offering free and paid fonts.

Some popular options include Google Fonts, Adobe Fonts, and DaFont. Make sure to choose fonts that are compatible with macOS.

Pro Tip:

When selecting fonts, consider their compatibility with different applications and file formats. Some fonts may not display correctly in certain software or platforms.

Step 2: Extract Font Files (if necessary)

If the downloaded font files are compressed (e.g., in a .zip format), you need to extract them before proceeding. Simply double-click on the compressed file, and macOS will automatically extract it into a regular folder.

Step 3: Install Fonts on Your Mac

Now that you have the font files ready, it’s time to install them on your Mac:

  1. Locate the font files:
  2. In Finder, navigate to the folder where you saved or extracted the font files.

  3. Select all font files:
  4. Click on one of the font files, then press Command + A on your keyboard to select all of them together.

  5. Open Font Book:
  6. With the font files selected, right-click and choose “Open With” > “Font Book” from the context menu. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the font files onto the Font Book icon in your Dock.

  7. Install fonts:
  8. In the Font Book window that opens, click on the “Install Font” button for each font file. Font Book will automatically install the fonts on your Mac.

Step 4: Confirm Font Installation

Once you have installed the fonts, it’s important to confirm that they are successfully installed on your Mac:

  1. Open an application:
  2. Launch any application that allows you to change fonts, such as a word processor or design software.

  3. Select new font:
  4. In your chosen application, navigate to the font selection menu and look for the newly installed fonts. Depending on the application, this may be in a toolbar or under a formatting menu.

  5. Verify font appearance:
  6. Select one of the new fonts from the list and verify that it appears correctly in your document or project.


You have successfully added new fonts to your Mac! Now you can use these fonts in various applications for all your creative endeavors. Experiment with different typography styles and let your imagination run wild!

Remember, installing too many fonts can slow down your system. Be selective and keep only the fonts you frequently use. Enjoy your new fonts and happy designing!

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