Using fonts from Adobe Fonts in Creative Cloud apps

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

Your Creative Cloud subscription includes Adobe Fonts, which offers thousands of fonts from hundreds of type foundries. You can activate the fonts you want and use them in your desktop applications and on websites. Active fonts are available for use inside all Creative Cloud apps, such as Photoshop or InDesign.

For details about your subscription and font entitlement, check your Plans & Products page.

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Browse and activate fonts using Creative Cloud desktop app so the activated fonts are available in all your desktop applications. If Creative Cloud desktop app is not already installed, download and install it. Make sure that Adobe Fonts is enabled in Preferences (Preferences > Creative Cloud > Fonts).

Browse and activate fonts

  1. From the Creative Cloud desktop app, go to Fonts and click Browse Fonts. A browser window opens and you are signed in to

  2. Search the font that you are looking for from the collection of fonts. You can refine the search using classification, properties, or language filters.

  3. Once you find the font, click Activate fonts to activate the whole font family. You can also click the font name and activate individual font weights or styles from the font family page. The activated fonts are listed in the Fonts tab in Creative Cloud desktop app.

Use active fonts

To use the fonts you’ve activated, simply open the font list in your desktop application. Some desktop applications, like Microsoft Word, may require a restart after a new font has been activated.

Activate fonts in InDesign
InDesign font list displaying activated fonts

Deactivate fonts

To deactivate active fonts from your computer:

  1. In the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app's Fonts panel, click Manage Fonts. The My Adobe Fonts page opens in a browser window. You can also log in to and go to your My Adobe Fonts page directly.
  2. To the right of any font you no longer want to use, click .

Use Adobe Fonts while offline

If you go offline while Creative Cloud desktop app is running and you are signed in, any activated fonts will still be available to use. Any changes you make to your fonts on are not reflected until you restore connectivity.

If you launch the Creative Cloud desktop app while offline, fonts will not be available and will not display in font lists.

Disable Adobe Fonts

You can enable or disable the Adobe Fonts service from Creative Cloud desktop app. Disabling Adobe Fonts will stop activating fonts and deactivate any activated fonts from your computer.

  1. In the Creative Cloud desktop app, click the three vertical dots icon  in the upper-right corner, and then choose Preferences.

  2. Click Creative Cloud and then click Fonts.

  3. Deselect the Enable Adobe Fonts option.

    Enable Adobe Fonts

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