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It is very simple to start writing text in a Google Doc. The clear interface is reminiscent of early day word processors, from which Microsoft Word departed long ago. Formatting options in Google Docs can quickly be found in the main toolbar and it is especially efficient to format a Google Doc using text styles (Title, Heading 1, Heading 2, etc.). In terms of presentation, Google offers a restricted number of default fonts. In a few steps, I will show you how to quickly add fonts to Google Docs.
Steps to Add a Font in Google Docs
- Click on the font drop-down menu.
- Scroll to the bottom of the list and click on More Fonts…
- Add a checkmark in front of the fonts you would like to add.
Your choices are based on the list of fonts available from Google Fonts. You can sort the list by alphabetical order, popularity (default), date added, or trending. You can also sort according to font types:
- Display: these decorative fonts are adequate for posters and banners.
- Handwriting: fonts made to look like an actual person’s calligraphy.
- Monospace: each character in the font is the same width as the other characters.
- Serif: the end of each letter is embellished by a small stroke (e.g.: Times New Roman)
- Sans-serif: the end of each letter is straight (e.g.: Arial)
Two interesting facts that are worth noting when adding fonts to Google Docs:
- Once you add fonts to a Google Doc, these typefaces will also be available in Google Presentation.
- If you dig a little on the Google Fonts website, you can also download the fonts and add them directly to your system.
Share with me your favorite font in the comments below!