How to Add TTF to Word

By Nicole Martinez

Microsoft manufactures software, including Microsoft Office and the included programs, such as the word processing program Microsoft Word. Microsoft Word allows you to choose different fonts for the text in your documents. According to Microsoft, you can use a font in any Office software after you install the font on your computer. Using a custom font can help personalize your Word document or call attention to specific elements, such as a heading. Furthermore, True Type Fonts are scalable, easy to read in a wide range of sizes and printer compatible.

Step 1

Open the Start Menu, and click on "My Computer."

Step 2

Double-click on the "C:" drive icon to open it. From there, open the Windows folder and the Fonts folder within it.

Step 3

Open the File menu, and choose "Install New Font."

Step 4

Select the drive, and double-click the folder that contains the TTF font.

Step 5

Select the TTF file, and click "OK" to install the font.

Step 6

Launch Microsoft Word, and select your newly installed font from the drop-down menu. Begin typing to use the font.

Tips & Warnings

  • Many font downloads are in zipperd (archived) folders. You can unzip them by double-clicking the folder or by using an archival program.
  • If you double-click a font file to preview the font, there may be an "Install" button.
  • On Windows 7, you can right-click a font file and select "Install."
  • You may have to first unblock a font on Windows 7. Right-click the file, click "Properties" and click the "Unblock" button under the General tab.
  • You can also click and drag or cut and paste the font file from its location in one folder to the Fonts folder.