Default Windows installations will include a fairly large library of fonts that you can use for your Word documents, but you may eventually find that you need a font which isn’t already installed on your computer.
Fortunately there are several free online font resources where you can find and install new fonts that you can then use in your Word 2013 documents. New fonts are installed in Windows, which then makes them available to the programs on your computer that are able to modify their fonts.
How to Install a New Font in Word 2013
The steps below will assume that you have already found a new font that you would like to use in a Word 2013 document, but that you are having difficulty getting that font added to your computer. If you do not yet have a font that you wish to add to Word 2013, then you can go to Google Fonts to find and download a free one.
Step 1: Locate the font on your computer. It should be inside a zip file if you downloaded it from one of the popular online font companies.
Step 2: Right-click the font zip file, then click the Extract all button.
Step 3: Click the Extract button at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Right-click on the extracted font file, then click the Install option. If there are multiple font files in this folder, you can hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard to select multiple files.
You can now open Word 2013 (or close it and reopen it if it was already open) and you should see your newly installed font in the list of fonts in the ribbon.
Would you like to change the font for an entire document, now that you have installed a new font that you wanted? Learn how to select your whole document and make formatting changes to it in Word 2013 and save yourself a lot of editing time.