How to Add Fonts to Google Docs

Font in document

If you are one of the users who rely on Google Docs to complete your tasks/assignments, you might have come across a situation where you didn’t find the right font for the document. You might have thought about adding new fonts to Google Docs in that case.

To ease the situation, there are a couple of ways to add fonts to Google Docs. You can add fonts with a Google Docs in-built option or with an add-on. This article will help you add fonts to Google Docs in the aforesaid ways.

Add Fonts With In-Built Option

In this method, we will be using the Google Docs font menu that lets you add fonts from the Google Fonts library. To get started, open a document in Google Docs and click on the font selector drop-down menu from the toolbar.

You will see the list of fonts available. To add fonts, click on ‘More fonts’ which is also the first option in the list.

It will open the ‘Fonts’ dialog box. Scroll through it and select the fonts you like from the list. The fonts you selected will turn blue with a tick mark beside them. Also, you can see them under ‘My fonts’ in the dialog box.

Once you have selected the fonts, click on the ‘OK’ button in the bottom-left of the dialog box to add them to Google Docs.

The fonts you have selected to add will now be available in Google Docs in alphabetical order.

While selecting the fonts, you can change the font scripts to your desired one like Greek, Latin, etc by clicking on the ‘Scripts: All Scripts’ button, to find the right kind of fonts you are looking for.

Likewise, you can choose to see only specific kinds of fonts like handwriting, monospace, serif, etc by clicking on the ‘Show: All fonts’ button and can sort the fonts according to alphabetical order, trending, etc by clicking on the ‘Sort: Popularity’ button.


Add Fonts to Google Docs Using an Add-On

Sometimes, using the ‘More fonts’ option to add fonts to Google Docs might be tiresome. You have to scroll through the long list, find fonts you like and add them. If you need to add some other fonts later, you have to repeat the process. It can be avoided using the ‘Extensis Fonts’ add-on. If you install the add-on, it will add all the fonts that are available on Google Fonts library to Google Docs.

To install the add-on, you need to go to workspace.google.com/marketplace and search for ‘Extensis Fonts’ or you can use this link to go directly to the add-on page.

In the add-on page, click on the ‘Install’ button to start installing the extension.

A dialog box will open asking your permission to start the installation. Click on the ‘CONTINUE’ button.

A new pop-up window will open asking you to choose the account on which you want to install the add-on. Click on the specific account to continue.

You will now see a page with the ‘Extensis Fonts wants to access your Google Account’ message on top of the page. Scroll down on the page and click on the ‘Allow’ button.

Once you have given the access, the add-on will get installed. A dialog box will open as a confirmation, showing you the location add-on on Google Docs. Click on ‘NEXT’.

On the next page, click on ‘DONE’ at the bottom of the dialog box to complete the setup.

How to Enable Extensis Fonts Add-On

After the installation of the ‘Extensis Fonts’ add-on, open a document in Google Docs or refresh the document page if you have opened it already. Click on ‘Add-ons’ in the menu bar of Google Docs.

You will see the ‘Extensis Fonts’ add-on along with other add-ons (if any). Select ‘Extensis Fonts’ to open its options. Click on ‘Start’ to enable the add-on.

The ‘Extensis Fonts’ add-on is now enabled. You can select the font you like from more than 1200 from the newly added ‘Extensis Fonts’ panel in Google Docs.


Add Fonts to Google Docs on Mobile

Unfortunately, you cannot add fonts to Google Docs on mobile as of now. The only hack to do so is to add fonts through the ‘More fonts’ option which is available only on PCs. The fonts added to Google Docs with this option will be available on mobile devices also.

Use Fonts Added to Google Docs on Computer in Mobile

To use fonts added on the computer in mobile, open a document in Google Docs app on your mobile. Tap on the pencil icon in the bottom of the document.

The pencil icon will open many options to edit the document. Tap on ‘A’ on the top bar of the document.

You will now see options to customize the text. Tap anywhere on the ‘Font’ area to see the list of fonts. You can also see the fonts added on the computer in the same list.

Select the font you added on the computer to use by tapping on it.

Go back to use the font in document by tapping on the back button or anywhere in the white space.


Can you Upload Custom Fonts in Google Docs?

Since Google Docs is a cloud-based app, you cannot add custom fonts from your local computer. The extensive number of fonts that are available on Google Fonts are the only ones you can add to Google Docs.