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Installing new fonts in Microsoft Word – Word 2016 Tutorial [15/52]

Installing new fonts in Microsoft Word – Word 2016 Tutorial [15/52]


Hi there, my name is Dan. This is a free clip from my larger
Microsoft Word training course. Check out the link in the
description, or go to… bringyourownlaptop.com for more. Hi, in this video we’re
going to look at… downloading and installing
a new font to use. It’s just going to be this
guy at the top here… we’re using for our brand heading. So, let’s go and look at where we can
download them, and how to install them. First up, where can we get our fonts? Now, you can pay for fonts. The best place if you
want to buy a font… is some place called myfonts. Now, if you’ve got a font you
need, your client uses it… or you need to buy another license… this is where you go for paid
fonts, it’s called myfonts.com There’s lots of places you
can buy fonts from… but this is probably the best
and the most common at least. What I really like about
the site is that… if you’re looking for a new font… they have a really good– Like, sometimes you look at
a font, and you’re like… “Ugh, is that any good?”
but it’s not until– Say this font here, I’m
not too sure about it– It’s not until you actually see
it laid up before you’re like… “Actually that is a really cool font.” So, I love that site for
this type of thing… you might see, there
is the font there… you use this part of other fonts… this part of imagery,
it’s really quite cool. So, myfonts is where
you go to buy them. Let’s say, you got no budget,
and like everyone does… and you got to get some free fonts,
so there’s couple of places. 1001freefonts is one of
them, dafont is another. Those are probably the most common,
the ones that I like the least… mainly because there’s
lots of junk there… there’s just lots of stuff here
you’re never going to use. There’s fonts shaped
like cactuses, or– This is all sorts of random stuff. I’d like to jump to one of these two. fontsquirrel is a really nice one, it’s
nicely curated, there’s no junk there. They also have nice explanations… showing you versions of it
before you download it. Probably the hidden gem of buying fonts
over getting free fonts is Google. So fonts.google.com is a really
good site for getting fonts. We’ll use this one, the technique
is the same for lots of them. So, what you can do is– Say you’re looking for a font, and
it’s for ‘Bring Your Own Laptop’. You can go into here
and just start typing. Watch this, I can say– Actually I want to know what
this one actually looks like. So ‘Bring Your– see, you can see it
before you can actually download it. Sometimes you see a font, and it looks
cool, in the little explanation… but when you type in your
details, it might look naff. I don’t like that font. What we’re going to do is, we’re going
to go through and pick our font. I’ve already had a little look
through, and up here on the right… I’m searching, I’m
going to use ‘Scope’. I like this one here, ‘Scope One’. And I’m going to click on it. You can decide– you can
see different things… but eventually what you want
to do is go to this one… that says ‘Select This Font’. You can either do it in
here, or you can go back… and you can click this little
‘+’ button in the corner there. And it adds it to this
little group down here. So, lets add it to this
little group, and the– It’s meant to be used web stuff… but the cool thing about
Google fonts is… you can download them to your system
and use them for all sorts of things. You want to click this little
arrow here, click on him. It’s going to download a folder. I’m going to put this in
your exercise files… I’ll put it into ’02 Newsletter’… and I’ll stick it in here for you… so you don’t have to download
it if you want to use it. Sometimes, if you’re
working in a company… sometimes they don’t like
you downloading stuff. What happens is, it comes
down in this little zip file. I’m going to double
click it to open it… and there he is there,
‘ScopeOne-Regular’. You can double click him, and we’re
going to click, and install. I’m going to add it. Cool, And that is installed. Now, if you’ve downloaded from
fontsquirrel or 1001freefonts… it does the same, you
get a zip file… you open it up, you’ll double
click to install them. This font has only one weight,
this one here, regular… but you might have a bold, or italics. You might have to install
a few different ones… rather than just the one like we did. I close this down, and hopefully now,
if I jump back into my Word document– I can go up to here
to my heading here… and I can decide, you now
are going to be at ‘Home’. Drop this down, and what I might
have to do is just type it in here. ‘Scope One’, there he is. Nice! And I’m going to increase the
font size for my heading. How big? Something like that. So that is how to download
and install a new font… from any of the online options, and
start using it in your Word document. Before we go I’m just going
to kind of tidy up the fonts. I want to use this. I would like to use
my color that we installed earlier… my green, there he is
there, click on him. I’ll make this a little bigger. Cool shortcut for
making fonts bigger… obviously you can use this,
and it’s pretty cool… but if you have it selected,
you can use ‘Control Shift’. Hold both of those down on your
keyboard, and hit the full stop key. And the comma key makes this more. So often that’s quite a quick
easy way to go and do it. In terms of my body cover font, I’m
going to leave it as ‘Calibri’. Actually what I want to do is, I’m
going to switch it to ‘Arial’… just because a lot of people have
their corporate fonts as Arial. I do not like it, just that plain. So that’s going to be my fonts
that I’m going to use in here. And I might use the ‘Bold’
version, along the top for my newsletter. And for my actual body copy
here, what I’m going to do is– Font sizes, if you are looking
at a magazine, any magazine… pretty much, like 99% of
them are set to ’10’ points. Majority of the world can read it,
it’s a really common body copy size. Earlier versions of
Word set default to 12. The newer versions sets it to 11,
I think that’s still too big. Really depends on your client. If you’re dealing with the elderly,
or the visually impaired… you’re going to have a font size,
maybe 12 was a better size for you… but 10 is what works for me. Yes, 10 works for me. Print it off, check. It looks a
little small on screen here… but print it off and check it… just to get an idea because
it might be looking okay. The other things is that,
this text, as you can see… it’s just mixed up Latin, it’s not
broken, it’s just place holder text… because we’re designing more of a
template here, not actual content. Unfortunately the dynamic
spelling checker is going crazy. Little red lines everywhere. So what we’re going to do is,
just to save all that… because it looks ugly, for me. To remove it, jump up to
‘File’, go down to ‘Options’. And then, under ‘Proofing’,
there’s this one here… that says ‘Check
spelling as you type’. Just gets rid of the red wavy lines. We can just spell check at the end,
we can turn it on at the end… once we’ve got a copy in there,
but now, it looks pretty. So that’s it for this tutorial. Next video, we’re going to look at
setting the stuff as the default. That would be awesome, right?
Let’s go do that now. How did you find that video? Was it good, was it bad? If you liked it, go check
out more of my courses on… bringyourownlaptop.com

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