How to Easily Install Multiple Fonts

We already blogged about  how to install a new font into your system. That’s cool. However, we’re sure that you’ll love not just one font  from the sites we recommend, but lots of them. You will also end up downloading all of them. At the end of the day, they’re free, so why not. 

The problem you may face once you have all those .zip, .ttf  or .otf  files, though, is how to install them easily. Also, what’s the difference between OTF and TFF? Fear not! We at356labs are happy to help you save some time because we know you’d hate to install these new babes one by one. 

Luckily, there’s an easy way to install multiple fonts in bulk on both Windows and Mac. Check it out: 

Install multiple fonts on Windows 

One-click way 

Step #1. Open the folder where your newly downloaded fonts are (extract the zip. files). 

Step #2. If the extracted files are in different folders, just hit CTRL+F, type .ttf or .otf and select the fonts you want to install (CTRL+A selects all of them). 

Step #3. Right click and select Install. 

The copy-paste way

Repeat steps 1 and 2, described above. 

Step #3. Copy them (CTRL+C or right mouse click > Copy). 

Step #4. Go and Paste them into the Fonts folder located in Control Panel. 

3 things to keep in mind when installing fonts on Windows 

#1. When you have already installed a font, but you’ve forgotten about it, Windows will show you a pop-up message. It will ask you whether to overwrite the old files or ignore the new ones. Whatever you choose, you can check the Do this for all current items box so that it won’t ask you for each font separately. 

#2. Make sure all running Microsoft Office programmes are closed when you install a new font. Otherwise, you’ll need to restart them, so they can recognise a new font has been installed. 

#3. If a font is not recognised even after the installation, restart your machine. Yes, we know, you’ve heard it all before, but annoyingly, in recent years the need to restart your PC or Mac after an installation process has been growing. It always works though. 

Install multiple fonts on Mac OS 

Step #1. Open the Font Book. 

Step #2. Click the  Add  button located in the toolbar. 

Step #3. Select the fonts you want to install and click Open  (use the Search functionality at the upper right corner of the window to search for .ttf or .otf files only if the fonts are spread across different folders). 

Or simply drag and drop the fonts in the Font book. 

Done. 

And that’s how you easily install multiple fonts by yourself. Now check out how to  install fonts on your iPad, too, and let us know if you have any questions in the Comments below. 

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