Here’s a quick primer on installing fonts on your Mac. I hope you’ve updated to the latest Mac OS!
- First, find the fonts. Check out Fonts Matter to find a list of fonts online.
- Next, download the fonts you wish to use.
- Then add your fonts to Font Book. Use Spotlight and search “font book.” The Font Book application lets you install, remove, view, organize, validate, enable, and disable fonts. Fonts are styles of type that your computer uses to display and print text. OS X comes with many preinstalled fonts. Font Book is located in the Applications folder (in the Finder, choose Go > Applications). To manage or view fonts, open Font Book, or double-click a font file. In Font Book, the Collection column on the left shows installed fonts by category; click a different category to see different kinds of fonts, or click “All Fonts” for a list of all installed fonts. The Font column in the middle displays all fonts within the selected collection. The preview pane on the right side displays a sample of characters in the selected font.
- Your font(s) are installed. If they don’t show up, close the application you are in and reopen it to refresh the library.
Now start creating!