How to add fonts to Google Slides: step by step guide


Choosing the right font for your presentation is important. You want a font that’s easy to read, attractive, and looks clear on a computer screen or external monitor.

While Google Slides has a good selection of fonts, you may want something different. Even though you cannot upload or use a font from your computer in Google Slides, there are ways to get more font choices.

Add more fonts to Google Slides

When you want to change the current font you’re using in Google Slides, you simply pick one from the Font drop-down list in the toolbar. You can add more fonts to this list in just a few steps.

Step 1: Select the Font drop-down list in the toolbar and pick More fonts at the top.

More Fonts in the Fonts drop-down list.

Step 2: When the pop-up window appears, you can narrow down the font options and sort them.

Scripts: To choose the language, use the Scripts drop-down menu. Select a script and you’ll see the available font styles.

Show: To choose the style, use the Show drop-down menu. Select a style like serif, sans serif, or handwriting and you’ll see the fonts for that style.

Search: To find a particular font, enter a keyword into the Search box. You’ll then see the matching results.

Sort: To sort any of the above, use the Sort drop-down menu. You can sort by popularity, in alphabetical order, by date added, or trending.

More Fonts window in Google Slides.

Step 3: If you see a font you want to use, select it in the list. This places a checkmark next to it, highlights it, and places it in the My fonts list on the right.

Fonts selected to use in Google Slides.

Step 4: When you finish adding the fonts you want to use, select OK at the bottom.

Step 5: You’ll then see your new selections in the Font drop-down list. Select the drop-down and you’ll see all the available fonts at the bottom which includes your new fonts. Simply choose the one you want to use.

Additional font styles in the Font list.

Use a font add-on for Google Slides

In an earlier version of this article, we recommended the use of an add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace. This add-on, known as Extensis Fonts, offered another option for accessing and adding new fonts to Google Slides. However, during the course of our usual content updating procedures, we’ve now discovered that the extension currently doesn’t appear to work as well as it had when we first recommended it.

While testing Extensis Fonts again recently, it failed to install, via two different browsers. Additionally, when we tried to find an alternative add-on to replace the previous add-on recommendation in this article, we were unable to find a suitable replacement. At this time, we feel that the Google Workspace Marketplace doesn’t have any other viable font add-on options that we would feel comfortable recommending to our readers. The remaining options in this marketplace were either poorly reviewed (1-star ratings) or had nothing to do with adding new fonts.

That said, at this time, if you need to add fonts to Google Slides, you’re better off using Slides’ native More Fonts feature as described in the section above.

Until Google provides the option to add your own fonts to Google Slides, you can use Slides’ More Fonts feature for a wider selection.

For more help with Google Slides, look at how to change theme colors or how to autoplay and loop a presentation.

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