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How to sync fonts to your desktop

In addition to delivering fonts to your websites, Typekit also syncs fonts to your desktop for use a wide range of applications, such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office, and iWork. You can use synced fonts for print design, website mockups, word processing, and more.

Download the Creative Cloud application

Desktop fonts are synced from Typekit to your computer via the free Creative Cloud application. If you do not have the software installed, download it from https://creative.adobe.com/products/creative-cloud. (If you are asked to sign in, use the same Adobe ID email and password that you use for Typekit.)

Choose fonts to sync

Start by browsing the library of fonts. To show only those font families available for desktop use, click select "Desktop use" under “Available for” in the filtering panel.

Filtering on fonts for desktop use

Adding additional filters narrows the search results: filter by classification (e.g., serif or sans serif), properties (e.g., x-height, width, or weight), or language. You can combine any number of filters, such as sans serif fonts with low contrast that support both English and Spanish.

When you find a font you like, click “Use Fonts” on the font card, or on the font detail page.

Selecting a font to use from the font card

Select the weights and styles you would like to use, then click the "sync selected fonts" button to sync them to your computer. (You also have the option to add the font to a kit, so you can use it on a website as well.)

Use a font family dialog

The Fonts tab will be updated when the font has finished syncing, then you can start using it!

Fonts are done syncing.

Occasionally a font may fail to download or there may be a conflict with a font already installed on your computer. In either case, an error message will be displayed with information on how to resolve the problem.

The Typekit fonts will be added to the fonts menu in each application, alongside all of your installed fonts. They will be immediately available in most programs, but a few need to be restarted to add the synced fonts to the menu (e.g. Microsoft Office programs).

Selecting a font in an application

All the fonts that you have synced from Typekit are listed in the "Synced fonts" tab on your account page. Read more about managing synced fonts.

Synced fonts are available for offline use as long as the Creative Cloud application is running in the background. Quitting the app will make the synced fonts temporarily unavailable.

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