Tips for Word Art, fonts and special characters in Google Docs and Slides

Earlier this week, I received an email from a reader who wanted some advice to share with colleagues about the use of custom fonts in Google Docs. I made this short video to provide some help. Before watching the video, there are a few things to note about fonts in Google Docs and Slides.

Unfortunately, without the use of a third-party add-on, there is no way to upload fonts to Google Docs and Slides outside of the Google Workspace ecosystem. That said, there are more than 400 fonts available in the Fonts drop-down menu in Google Docs and Slides.

Word Art in Google Slides lets you create text that automatically resizes when you click and drag on the corners around it. Word Art can also be customized with border and fill colors as well as border lines and dots.

Special characters in Google Docs and Slides can be found in the “Insert” drop-down menu. This is where you can find things like emoticons, musical symbols, accent marks and lots of little icons.

Watch this video to learn more about using Word Art, fonts, and special characters in Google Docs and Slides.

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