How to Find, Add, and Remove Fonts in Google Slides

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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.
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.
Select a text box 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.
Click More Fonts at the top of the font's drop-down menu
The Fonts window will appear. This is where you can find all of the fonts that are available in Google Slides.
The Fonts window.
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.
Search for a font using the Search box.
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.
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.
Click the down arrow to show the drop-down menu and then click the filter option 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.
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.
Click the font to add it to your list.
To remove a font from your “My Fonts” list, click the “X” next to the font.
Click the X next to the font to remove it from your list.
When you’re finished adding and removing fonts to your list, click the blue “OK” button in the bottom-left corner of the window.
Click the blue ok button
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.
RELATED: All the Best Google Slides Keyboard Shortcuts
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