How to Install Adobe Fonts

Ever see text or fonts on the Internet that you were interested in using for your own work? This article is here to show you how to install downloaded fonts into any program, including Adobe and Microsoft ones!


Search the internet for fonts to download.

Free fonts are recommended, but if you find some that you need to pay for, it’s usually cheap. has both free and paid fonts, but there are so many different styles that you’re bound to find free ones.

Usually when you download a font, it comes in a zipped file.

You need to open this.

Unzip this to a specific location.

The easiest way is to unzip it to the desktop. You can either take the .ttf file alone to the desktop, or the entire folder.

  • The location to where you unzip can change, and you can even unzip it directly to the Fonts folder.
  • When you unzip the file to your desktop, a .ttf file appears on your desktop.

Now that you have the font unzipped to the desktop, you need to move it into the Fonts folder for your computer.

This location, for my PC at least, is: C:>Windows>Fonts.

Just drag the file from the desktop over to the open Fonts window.

  • The font will install on its own.
  • After installation, you see the new font file in your Fonts folder.

After restarting any programs that use Fonts, you can open them back up to see the newly installed font.


  • If you had a program open that has texts and fonts, you may need to restart it in order to see the new fonts.
  • If you simply “copied” your font from the desktop to the Fonts folder, afterwards you can delete it off of the desktop as long as it is installed in your Fonts folder.
  • Make sure that any Adobe products are closed down when you unzip.

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