Learn how to add thousands of fonts using Creative Cloud desktop app so you can use them in your apps and websites.

How to activate or deactivate fonts

  1. Click the Creative Cloud desktop icon  to launch the app from the taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (macOS).

  2. Click the fonts icon  in the upper-right corner. Then click Browse Fonts.

    Browse fonts

     Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of the Creative Cloud desktop app. 
     

    A browser window opens and you are signed in to fonts.adobe.com.

  3. Browse or search for fonts. Use the filters on the left to narrow the results. 

  4. Once you find a font, click the slider next to the font family or individual font to either activate or deactivate the font.

    Activate a font family
    Activate a font family
    Activate an individual font
    Activate an individual font

    The activated fonts are listed under the fonts icon in the Creative Cloud desktop app and in the font list in your desktop apps. Some desktop applications, like Microsoft Word, may require a restart after a new font has been activated.

Fonts list is Creative Cloud desktop app
List of activated fonts in Creative Cloud desktop app
Font list in Creative Cloud app
Activated fonts displayed in Adobe Illustrator

Use Adobe Fonts while offline

If you launch the Creative Cloud desktop app while offline, fonts won't display in the font lists of your apps. However, if you go offline while the Creative Cloud desktop app is running, any activated fonts will still be listed and available to use.

How to turn off the Adobe Fonts service

You can enable or disable the Adobe Fonts service from Creative Cloud desktop app. Disabling Adobe Fonts deactivates any activated fonts and prevents you from activating other fonts from the service.

  1. In Creative Cloud desktop app, click the gear icon  in the upper-right corner.

    Click the gear icon at the upper-right corner of the Creative Cloud desktop app

     Does your screen look different? See instructions for the earlier version of the Creative Cloud desktop app.

  2. Click Services on the sidebar. Then disable the Adobe Fonts option.

    Disable Adobe Fonts
    Disable Adobe Fonts
  3. Click Done to apply your changes.

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