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

How to activate or deactivate Adobe Fonts

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. Select the fonts icon  in the upper right. Then select  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 sidebar to narrow the results. 

  4. When you find a font you like, select View Family to view its family page.

    Click View family
  5. Open the Activate Fonts menu. Then select the toggle to activate (or deactivate) a font family, individual font weights, or styles.

    Activate fonts families

    You can access the activated fonts in the Active fonts panel inside 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.

How to deactivate all Adobe Fonts

 Keep your active font list short to optimize performance. Fonts you deactivate are available in the Previously active tab inside the Creative Cloud desktop app, so you can easily activate them again at any time.

  1. Open the Creative Cloud desktop app. (Select the  icon in your Windows taskbar or the macOS menu bar.)

  2. Select the More Options menu  in the upper-right, and then choose one of the deactivate options.

    Deactivate fonts not in use

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, activated fonts will still be listed and available to use. 

Use fonts in older versions of Creative Cloud and third-party apps

Adobe fonts that have not been used in over 60 days need to be reinstalled for use in older Creative Cloud and third-party apps. Creative Cloud keeps apps running smoothly by periodically cleaning up these fonts.

You can quickly reinstall fonts on the Adobe Fonts website by selecting the cloud icon  next to the font name in your Active Fonts list. Once the fonts are reinstalled, they will show up as usual in all your font menus. 

We recommend keeping Creative Cloud software up to date for the best font experience. Learn more about reinstalling fonts that are no longer in use.

Reinstall your fonts

How to turn off the Adobe Fonts service

Disabling Adobe Fonts deactivates any activated fonts and prevents you from activating other fonts from the service.

  1. Go to the Account icon in the upper-right and select Preferences.

    Go to the Account icon in the upper-right and select Preferences

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

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

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