Fix Installed Font Not showing in MS word Issue in Windows 10 / 11

Many times, we download and install a new font to get a change in the way we have been working to date. But, when you open a Word document and it doesn’t recognize the font, that’s when it can get frustrating. The reason why it doesn’t find the font is that the font may be corrupted.


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While some font errors can be resolved by uninstalling and re-installing the fonts, the problem may still persist with some. So, how do we fix this Installed font not working issue? Let’s see how.

 

Method 1: How to Fix “Installed Font Not Working” Issue in Windows 10 Using LocalAppData

 

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R together on your keyboard to open the Run box. Type %localappdata% in the search box and hit Enter.

 

Win + R Run Box Localappdata Ok

 

Step 2: In the Local explorer, click on Microsoft.


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Local File Explorer Microsoft

 

Step 3: In the Microsoft folder, click on Windows.

 

Microsoft Window

 

Step 4: In the Windows folder, click on Font.

 

Windows Fonts

 

Step 5: In the Fonts folder, you will find many downloaded fonts. Select the one you want to install, right-click, and select Install for all users.

 

Fonts Select Font Right Click Install For Users

 

This Font will now be installed. Repeat Step 5 for all Fonts and your problem should be fixed. If not, move over to the 2nd Method.

 

Method 2: How to Fix “Installed Font Not Working” Issue  By Running Word in Safe Mode

 

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R together to open the Run box. Type Winword /safe in the search box and hit Enter.

 

Win + R Run Box Winword Safe Ok

 

Step 2: Microsoft Word will open in the Safe Mode.

 

Microsoft Word Safe Mode

 


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Step 3: Now, press the Ctrl key + N together on your keyboard to open a new Word document.

 

Ctrl + N New Word Document

 

 

 

That’s it and now all your installed Fonts should work properly in all your apps.

 

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9 thoughts on “Fix Installed Font Not showing in MS word Issue in Windows 10 / 11”

  1. I am SO happy this worked. All other ways were showing I didn’t have a font that I was using in Microsoft word. Doing the windows run, then windows > fonts > cloud fonts was where I was able to find and install those particular fonts that weren’t showing up otherwise! Thank you sooo much!!

  2. Well done.
    All other sites gives bogus info. 19 Other in total. Nice to know there are peeps who know what they talking about (excluding MS reps). Sharing with my team!

  3. I have tried this fix, but as I try to type with the selected font, it changes automatically back to Calibri in the font selection box. What can I try now? Thanks

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