Use Google WebFonts to make MS Word documents attractive
Last month Google presented a new tool to make web pages more attractive. It is Google Web Fonts directory.Â You can embed available fonts from Googleâ€™s Web Fonts directory into your web page. Just adding few lines in top of your web page & style sheet, your web pages will look very good. Most of us like to use those fonts on our Microsoft Word and other word processing software to make documents appear attractive.Â Letâ€™s see, how we can use those freely available Google Web fonts on Microsoft Word, Power Point, Publisher, PageMaker, Adobe InDesign, Corel Draw, Open Office or any other software.
There are lots of fonts available freely, just go to http://code.google.com/webfonts and view the entire collection. You could see, directory really has very good designer fonts which suit for every purpose whether you are writing a cover letter or creating a stunning looking Resumeâ€™ to impress your future employer or composing a book and trying badly to give a fresh look.
To get Web Fonts work on your word processing software, first select a font you like most. I liked Tangerine, so going with it. After clicking it, you will get full preview of it. See the preview and if youâ€™re satisfied then go ahead and click Download tab. Youâ€™ll get download link below the page. Check below screen shot:
Downloaded file will be in zip. To use that font you should first unzip it and get the TTF file (True Type Font). To install it, follow the instructions below according to your operating system:
In Windows XP: Go to Start > Control Panel > Fonts > Install New Font > browse the directory where you saved the font after unzip and the click on the font & install it by clicking Install button.
In Windows Vista B 7: Just Right click on the TTF file and select Install. Thatâ€™s all, you are ready.
Now, open your favourite word processor, e.g., Microsoft Word and select your newly installed font from font list menu and format your desired text.
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