Font combinations determine how a browser displays text in your web page. A browser uses the first font in the combination that is installed on the user’s system; if none of the fonts in the combination is installed, the browser displays the text as specified by the user’s browser preferences.
When displaying the page, fonts are downloaded from the Creative Cloud server even if the font is available on the user's computer.
For example, a Script tag that uses only the font "Abel" has the format:
<!--The following script tag downloads a font from the Adobe Edge Web Fonts server for use within the web page. We recommend that you do not modify it.-->
<script>var adobewebfontsappname ="dreamweaver"</script>
To find and add fonts from this list to the Font list, do the following:
- Click the font that you would like to add to the font list.
- To deselect a font, click the font again.
- Use filters to shortlist preferred fonts. For example, to shortlist fonts of the Serif type, click .
- You can use multiple filters. For example, to shortlist filters of Serif type that can be used for paragraphs, click and .
- To search a font by its name, enter its name in the search box.
Open the Font list from any location. For example, you could use the Font list in the CSS section of the Properties panel.
In the Font list, the Dreamweaver font stacks are listed ahead of the web fonts. Scroll down the list to locate your selected fonts.
You can add web fonts from your computer to the Font list in Dreamweaver. The added fonts are reflected in all Font menus in Dreamweaver. Fonts of the type EOT, WOFF, TTF, and SVG are supported.
To remove a web font from the font list, select the font in Current List of Local Fonts, and click Remove.
To add or remove fonts from a font combination, click the arrows button (<< or >>) between the Chosen Fonts list and the Available Fonts list.
To add or remove a font combination, click the Plus (+) and Minus (–) buttons at the top of the dialog box.
To add a font that is not installed on your system, type the font name in the text field below the Available Fonts list and click the << button to add it to the combination. Adding a font not installed on your system is useful, for example, for specifying a Windows-only font when you are developing pages on a Macintosh.
To move the font combination up or down in the list, click the arrow buttons at the top of the dialog box.
To add a font that is not installed on your system, type the font name in the text field below the Available Fonts list and click the << button to add the font to the combination. Adding a font not installed on your system is useful, for example, for specifying a Windows-only font when you are developing pages on a Macintosh.
- When you have finished selecting specific fonts, select a generic font family from the Available Fonts menu and click the << button to move the generic font family to the Chosen Fonts list.
Generic font families include cursive, fantasy, monospace, sans-serif, and serif. If none of the fonts in the Chosen Fonts list are available on the user’s system, the text appears in the default font associated with the generic font family. For example, the default monospace font on most systems is Courier.
You cannot preview Edge and Web fonts in the Design view. Switch to Live view or preview the page in a browser to preview them.
When you update the font in a CSS file that is linked to multiple HTML files, you are prompted to update the script tag in the related HTML files. When you click Update, the script tags in all the affected HTML files is updated.