In addition to delivering fonts to your websites, Typekit also syncs fonts for use in 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 desktop application

Fonts are synced from Typekit to your computer via the free Creative Cloud desktop 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. You can toggle between the default & Japanese font collections from the selector at the top of the page.

Switching between font collections on typekit.com

To show only those font families available to sync, uncheck the "Include web-only families" option.

Filtering fonts licensed for sync 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.

The collection of Japanese fonts has slightly different filtering parameters, to enable filtering for kana-only fonts, or style classifications like Mincho, Gothic, Maru Gothic, and Brush. Again, any number of filters can be combined for a more refined search.

Browsing the library of Japanese fonts

When you find a font you like, click the font card to go to the family page.

Selecting a font to use from the font card

On the font family page, click the "sync" button next to each font that you'd like to use. (If a font says "web only", it's not available to sync from Typekit.)

Use Fonts dialog: select the fonts to sync

The Creative Cloud desktop application on your computer will get the sync selections from Typekit, and the new fonts will be listed in the Assets > Fonts tab.

Synced fonts are listed in the Creative Cloud desktop application

(If the fonts don't sync to Creative Cloud, follow the sync troubleshooting guide.)

The fonts from Typekit 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 (for example, Microsoft Office programs).

Synced fonts are added to the font menu in a word processing program

All the fonts that you have synced from Typekit are listed on your Synced fonts pageRead more about managing synced fonts.

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