How to Embed Fonts With Mac Word

By Brian Richards

Updated September 28, 2017

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Word is the word processing part of Microsoft's suite of applications called Office. Office is available for both Windows PCs and Mac OS X. The bank of fonts on default Windows and OS X installations are different, so the font you used on a Mac may not render correctly when opened on a Windows PC. Before sharing, embed your font selection in the document so that it displays the same way on any other system as it appears on your own.

Click on the "Tools" menu and choose "Options."

Choose the "Save" tab in the Options menu.

Click the "Embed TrueType Fonts" check box to enable it if it is not already.

Click "OK" and close the Options window.

Save the word processing file as normal by using the "File" menu and the "Save" option. Word will automatically embed your font selection or selections in the document.


Word files with embedded fonts are larger in file size. The files get larger the more fonts are used in a document.