Google Slides has more fonts than what may first appear when looking through the fonts drop-down menu. We’ll show you how to find those hidden fonts and add them to (or remove them from) this menu.
How to Find Available Font Styles in Google Slides
Google Slides comes with a default list of fonts to choose from when you want to change the font type of your text. The drop-down menu only appears in the menu bar when you select a text box. Click a text box in your presentation and then click the down arrow next to the font name.
The drop-down menu displaying a list of fonts will appear. While still a nice list of fonts, not all of the available fonts are actually shown here. If you can’t find the font you’re looking for, click “More Fonts” at the top of the drop-down menu.
The Fonts window will appear. This is where you can find all of the fonts that are available in Google Slides.
If you know the name of the font you’re searching for, you can type it in the Search box in the top-left corner of the window.
You can also use filters to sort and show the available fonts. The filters can be set by using the drop-down menus to the right of the Search box.
- Scripts: Select fonts for languages that use different writing systems, such as Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, and others.
- Show: Show all available fonts, or filter the font styles by “Display,” “Handwriting,” “Monospace,” “Serif,” or “Sans Serif.”
- Sort: Sort the available fonts by popularity, alphabetical order, the date they were added, or by currently trending fonts.
Click the down arrow to the right of the box to show the drop-down menu, then click the filter option from the menu to select it.
Now that you know where and how to find the other available fonts, the next step is adding (or removing) them from your list.
How to Add or Remove Fonts on Your List
Adding a font to your list is as simple as clicking it. When you click a font, it will appear in your “My Fonts” list to the right.
To remove a font from your “My Fonts” list, click the “X” next to the font.
When you’re finished adding and removing fonts to your list, click the blue “OK” button in the bottom-left corner of the window.
Each font added or removed to your “My Fonts” list will be reflected in the fonts drop-down menu when editing your slides.
With the new font on the screen, you can do some basic formatting such as italicizing or underlining the text. These are basic functions you need to know how to do to create a professional presentation. Luckily, there are a ton of keyboard shortcuts to help you with text formatting. Learn these and you’ll be a pro in no time.