Fonts For Microsoft Word Mac

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  1. On the Mac you use the Font Book to add the font and then copy it to the Windows Office Compatible folder. Many third parties outside of Microsoft package their fonts in.zip files to reduce file size and to make downloading faster. If you have downloaded a font that is saved in.zip format double-click the zip file to open it.
  2. How to install a font (details in the Help section) Extract the files you have downloaded, then: Windows 10/8/7/Vista: Right-click on the font files 'Install' Mac OS X: Double-click the font file 'Install font' button.Other OS.
  3. 50930 free fonts in 25146 families. Download free fonts for Windows and Mac. The home of free fonts since 1998.

A reboot triggers the Mac Font store to sync with Office. Don’t forget to reboot before ripping your hair out; Adding fonts to the user fonts will never show up in Microsoft Office products; Don’t assume that because a font works in lets say Word, that it will appear in Excel – it might once the cache catches up.

Fonts For Microsoft Word For Mac

Note

Office 365 ProPlus is being renamed to Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise. For more information about this change, read this blog post.

Symptoms

After you install a font into the Fonts folder in the operating system and start Microsoft Word for Mac, the font unexpectedly is not available in the Font dialog box, in the drop-down list, or in the Formatting Palette.

Cause

Third-party fonts are not directly supported in Microsoft Office for Mac applications. Some third-party fonts may work in one application and not in another. Other third-party fonts are installed in a 'family'. A family usually consists of the third-party font itself together with some or all of its variations (bold, italic, and so forth). Sometimes, a font may be displayed in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft Entourage, but you may be unable to use one of its variations, such as italic.

Office does not support custom fonts. This includes any fonts that were manipulated by a font or typography program.

Note

Microsoft Office for Mac technical support does not provide support for installing or configuring third-party fonts.

Basic font troubleshooting

If the following methods don't resolve your font issue, contact the font manufacturer or the website from which you purchased the fonts.

First, restart your computer, and then test the font again. Some installations are not complete until the computer is restarted. This also makes sure that all applications are restarted after the installation.

Method 1

Mac
  1. Clear the font caches. To do this, quit all Microsoft Office applications. On the Home menu, click Go > Applications, and then click Apple's Font Book.

  2. On the Edit menu, click Select Duplicated Fonts.

  3. On the Edit menu, click Resolve Duplicates.

  4. To remove all the fonts from the computer that Font Book just disabled, follow these steps:

    1. After the duplicates have been resolved, select each disabled font, click File > Reveal in Finder, and then drag it to the trash.
    2. You may notice that Font Book sometimes turns off the newer copy of the font instead of the older one. If you prefer the newer copy, drag the older one to the trash, and then re-enable the new one.
  5. Restart the computer. Apple OS X will rebuild its font cache, and Word will rebuild its font cache from that.

  6. For best performance in Word, try to run with all your fonts enabled all the time. Each time that Word starts, it compares its font cache with the system font cache. If the two don't match, Word will regenerate its own font cache, which can take a few seconds. If you have dynamically enabled fonts, the system font cache will appear different nearly every time that Word runs this comparison.

  7. You must do this every time you install an update, because the Microsoft installer tries to restore the disabled fonts each time.

Method 2

Restart the computer in Safe mode. Then, restart the computer normally. For more information about how to restart your computer in Safe mode, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2398596 How to use a 'clean startup' to determine whether background programs are interfering with Office for Mac

Method 3

Create a new user account to determine whether the problem is associated with an existing user account.

The font is damaged, or the system is not reading the font

If the font is not a custom font and does not appear in your Office program, the font may be damaged. To reinstall the font, see Mac OS X: Font locations and their purposes.

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

Font Book User Guide

To use fonts in your apps, you need to install the fonts using Font Book. When you’re installing fonts, Font Book lists any problems it finds for you to review. You can also validate fonts later.

Install fonts

You can install fonts from a location on your Mac (or a network you’re connected to), or download additional system fonts right in the Font Book window. Fonts that you can download are dimmed in the font list.

In the Font Book app on your Mac, do any of the following:

  • Install fonts from your Mac or network: Click the Add button in the Font Book toolbar, locate and select the font, then click Open.

    Tip: To quickly install a font, you can also drag the font file to the Font Book app icon, or double-click the font file in the Finder, then click Install Font in the dialog that appears.

  • Download additional system fonts: Click All Fonts in the sidebar on the left, then select a dimmed font family or one or more styles. Click Download in the preview pane, then click Download in the dialog that appears.

    If the preview pane isn’t shown, choose View > Show Preview. If you don’t see a Download button, switch to another preview type (the Download button isn’t available in the Information preview). For more about the preview pane, see View and print fonts.

All fonts you install or download appear in Font Book, and are available to use in your apps.

The fonts you install are available just to you, or to anyone who uses your computer, depending on what you set as the default location for installed fonts. For more information about setting the default location, see Change Font Book preferences.

Word

Validate fonts

When you install a font, it’s automatically validated or checked for errors. You can also validate fonts after installation if the font isn’t displayed correctly or if a document won’t open because of a corrupt font.

Add Font Microsoft Word Mac

  1. In the Font Book app on your Mac, select a font, then choose File > Validate Font.

  2. In the Font Validation window, click the disclosure triangle next to a font to review it.

    A green icon indicates the font passed, a yellow icon indicates a warning, and a red icon indicates it failed.

  3. To resolve font warnings or errors, select the checkbox next to a font, then click Install Checked or Remove Checked.

Tip: To find warnings or errors in a long list of fonts, click the pop-up menu at the top-left corner of the Font Validation window, then choose Warnings and Errors.

Resolve duplicate fonts

If a font has a duplicate, it has a yellow warning symbol next to it in the list of fonts.

  1. In the Font Book app on your Mac, choose Edit > Look for Enabled Duplicates.

  2. Click an option:

    • Resolve Automatically: Font Book disables or moves duplicates to the Trash, as set in Font Book preferences.

    • Resolve Manually: Continue to the next step to review and handle duplicates yourself.

  3. Examine the duplicates and their copies, then select a copy to keep.

    The copy that Font Book recommends keeping is labeled “Active copy” and is selected. To review other copies, select one.

  4. Resolve the current duplicate or, if there is more than one, all duplicates.

    If you want the inactive copies to go in the Trash, select “Resolve duplicates by moving duplicate font files to the Trash.”

If you can’t resolve font problems, go to the Apple Support website.

See alsoRemove or disable fonts in Font Book on MacRestore fonts that came with your Mac using Font BookExport fonts in Font Book on MacApple Support article: Fonts included with macOS Catalina