Deleting Fonts from Docs

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 27, 2014)

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Google Docs allows you to quickly add different fonts that you can use with your documents. At some point you may want to remove those fonts so that they no longer clutter up your Fonts drop-down list (available on the toolbar).

Adding and removing fonts is handled using the Fonts dialog box. To display the dialog box, click the Fonts drop-down list. You'll see a listing of the fonts available in Docs. Click the More Fonts option, at the very bottom of the list. Docs displays the Fonts dialog box. (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. The Fonts dialog box.

The dialog box has a left side and a right side. The easiest way to delete fonts is to use the right side, in the My Fonts list. Just click the X that appears at the right side of the font name you want to remove. You could also, if desired, scroll through the left side of the dialog box and click the name of a currently installed font. (You can tell if a font is currently installed because it is shown in blue and has a check mark to the left of the font name.)

It is interesting to note that it appears Google Docs requires you to have at least one font in your My Fonts list. If you remove all the fonts from that list, the OK button to close the dialog box is no longer clickable.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2016-02-25 21:56:21

BlazingChiken

I tried doing that, but when I closed the fonts tab and opened it up again, the font I deleted was still there.


2015-05-29 00:48:50

Jessie White

I would like to delete some of the fonts from the list that I had when I first started to use Google Docs but they aren't in the list of fonts I can delete. I don't like these fonts and would like to remove them so my list of fonts isn't so long, but how do I delete them?


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