How to Download Fonts to WordPad

by Quinten Plummer
By adding extra fonts to WordPad, you can fine-tune your document's appearance.

By adding extra fonts to WordPad, you can fine-tune your document's appearance.

Whether you're looking to spice up your documents, or you want to adjust the appearance of the document to conform to a certain style, adding fonts to WordPad can help you shape your documents to fit your needs. You can find a wealth of free fonts from online font databases. And adding fonts to WordPad is easy--there's no software to install or settings to tweak.

1

Download your desired fonts from an online font file database. (See Resources.) After you've downloaded the fonts, use an extraction utility, like Winzip or Winrar, to extract the fonts.

2

Open the fonts folder on your computer. You can access the fonts directory through the Control Panel (Start/Windows Button > Control Panel > Fonts), or through "My Computer"/"Computer" (Start> My Computer/Computer > Local Disk> Windows> Fonts).

3

Select the downloaded font files, and then drag them to the fonts folder--you can also copy and paste them there. Launch, or relaunch, Wordpad to begin using the newly added fonts.

Tip

  • check Click on your fonts to preview them, and remove undesired font by simply deleting them from the fonts folder.

About the Author

Quinten Plummer began writing professionally in 2008. He has more than six years in the technology field including five years in retail electronics and a year in technical support. Plummer gained his experience in music by producing for various hip-hop acts and as lead guitarist for a band. He now works as a reporter for a daily newspaper.

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