How to Add Fonts to Word 2007

By Mindi Orth

Many standard fonts come pre-installed with the Windows operating system. New fonts are available if you want more style options. Some fonts need to be purchased while others can be downloaded for free. Installing new fonts will increase the font selection available in Word and other applications.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows operating system
  • Microsoft Word

Windows XP

Step 1

Click the "Start" menu, followed by "Settings" and then "Control Panel."

Step 2

Double-click the "Fonts" folder.

Step 3

Click the "File" menu and then click "Install New Font."

Step 4

Select the drive containing the font you want to install.

Step 5

Select the folder containing the font you want to install and click "OK."

Step 6

Select the font you want to install. Press and hold the "Ctrl" keyboard key to select multiple fonts.

Step 7

Click the "Copy Fonts to Fonts Folder" check box and click "OK."

Windows Vista

Step 1

Click the "Start" button and then click "Control Panel."

Step 2

Click "Appearances and Personalization" followed by "Fonts."

Step 3

Click the "File" menu and then click "Install New Font."

Step 4

Select the drive containing the font you want to install.

Step 5

Select the folder containing the font you want to install and click "OK."

Step 6

Select the font you want to add and then click "Install."

Windows 7

Step 1

Open the folder containing the font you want to install.

Step 2

Right-click the font you want to install.

Step 3

Click "Install."

Tips & Warnings

  • Only use reputable sources for font downloads.