There are a number of fonts that are installed on your Windows 7 computer by default, and that number can vary from computer to computer. Additionally, it is very simple to acquire fonts for free from sites like dafont.com, which can lead you to go overboard when it comes to adding new fonts to your computer. When that happens it can become difficult to find the fonts that you actually want and need to use in programs like Microsoft Word and Adobe Photoshop. If you are at a point where you are being overwhelmed by fonts, then it might be time to learn how to delete a font from Windows 7. The process is relatively simple, and will immediately update the fonts list in the programs that use it.
Deleting Windows 7 Fonts
Fonts can be really helpful when you are trying to improve the visual appeal of a document or image, simply because it is such a simple change to make. Plus you can easily go back, select the word and choose a different font, if you so choose. When you couple that with the simplicity of actually installing a font in Windows 7, it is easy to see how you might become swamped in fonts. Note that, before you proceed with the steps below, deleting a font will completely remove it from your computer. If you wish to continue using it after deletion, you will need to locate (possibly online) and reinstall the font.
Step 1: Click the Start button at the bottom-left corner of your screen, type fonts into the search field, then press Enter on your keyboard.
Step 2: Scroll through the list of installed fonts until you find the one that you want to delete.
Step 3: Click the font once to select it, then click the Delete option in the horizontal blue bar at the top of the window.
Step 4: Click the Yes button to confirm that you wish to delete this font.
Note that any text that you have written in a document with that font might appear differently the next time you open it. This is why it is important to confirm that you are absolutely certain that you want to delete a font before completing this step.
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