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Formatting Your Dissertation (or Thesis): Font and Typography

How to Install New Font Files to Word on Window

Microsoft Word comes with a long list of fonts to choose from.

But depending on what your goal with the document is, you may want to use a font that is not on the list.

Installing fonts is easy.


Steps to Install New Fonts

To use fonts and typography in Word, you can add new text fonts by downloading and installing them in Windows. Once installed, the font will become available to all Microsoft 365 applications. 

Here are the steps to add a font to Word:

1. Download the font file.
2. Right-click the font file.
3. Click "Install" or "Install for All Users"

You can also change the font size, color, and style of your text in Word by using the Font dialog box. To open the Font dialog box, select the text you want to format and press Ctrl+D or right-click the selected text and choose Font.

Steps example

Install the font in Word on Windows.

Image how to install Fonts for Mac

How to import fonts into Word on Mac

To add fonts in Word on Mac, locate the font file and then double-click it.

Open the font on Mac.