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How to install, delete, and resize fonts on your Windows 10 PC

Whether you’re looking to prop up a PowerPoint presentation, or wanting to make a project look creative, using a different or new font may help. In this short tutorial, we’ll give you the steps on how to install, delete, and resize fonts on your Windows 10 machine.

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How to install fonts on your Windows 10 PC

  1. Get your desired font. Some fonts can be downloaded for free while others can only be used if you pay for them. Some of the good sources of free fonts are dafont, Font Squirrel, Google Fonts, 1001 Fonts, and fonts.com. Once you’ve picked the font you want, download it to your computer.
  2. Open the downloaded font file. Usually, font files are put in a ZIP file. In order to open it, simply right-click on the file and select Extract All. Then, follow the instructions to extract the font into a folder.
  3. Install the font. After you’ve extracted the font, all you need to do is to right-click on the file again and this time, select Install. The font should be installed and added to the list of fonts that you can use.
  4. To check the font you recently installed, simply open Open C:\Windows\Fonts. Using Windows Explorer, go to the Fonts folder and check if the new font is there.

Related reading: How to change built-in Windows 10 system font to a different one [tutorial]

How to restore Windows 10 default fonts

Should you want to go back to the default Windows 10 font, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Locate the Appearance and Personalization section, and load up your font library.
  4. Click on Font settings at the menu on the left.
  5. Under Font settings, click on Restore default font settings button.

How to delete problematic fonts

Some fonts may be poorly coded and can lead to problems so the best thing that you can do in this situation is to get rid of them. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Locate the Appearance and Personalization section, and load up your font library.
  4. Click on the font you want to delete.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Confirm your action to delete the font.

How to resize Fonts

Windows 10 gives you an option to resize font size to your liking. While this is definitely a handy feature, resizing fonts is tied into scaling the overall desktop interface so you’ll be unable to resize text and leave everything as they are. If this is okay with you, then here are the steps to resize fonts:

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select Display settings.
  2. Locate the Scale and layout section on the screen.
  3. Click the arrow to activate a menu providing percentages you can select; or
  4. Click the custom scaling link to create a custom interface scale.

 


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