How to Download Fonts to Microsoft Word 2007

Creating your own graphics is a great option for saving money on marketing materials for a business. Word processors often come with templates available to design projects for just about any type of campaign. You can customize your template with colors, photos and text. Go beyond the font styles offered by your word processor and download attractive fonts to match your graphic design. You can choose to download free fonts from the Internet or install unused fonts stored on your hard drive.

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Choose a font style from the Internet or from your hard drive.

From Windows

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Click "Appearance and Themes" in the Control Panel.

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Click "Fonts" in the task pane under "See Also."

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Click "Install New Font." Select a drive, then double-click the folder in the drive that contains the font you want to add.

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Click the font you want to add, and then click "OK."

From the Web

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Visit a website that offers free font downloads such as Fontstock.net or 1001freefonts.com.

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Search the available font options. Select the font you want and click "Download." Download and unpack the font file after saving the Zip file to your hard drive.

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Unpack the font file by double-clicking it or right-clicking the Zip folder. If you are running an updated version of WinRAR, you can select "Extract All" to remove the files from the Zip folder.

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Right-click the extracted font file (.ttf or .otf) and select "Install" or copy and paste the extracted (.ttf or .otf) font files into the Fonts folder on your computer. This folder is located in the Control Panel under "Appearances and Themes."