The best Microsoft Word cursive font is something that is going to vary based on personal preference, so it’s hard to consider any specific font as the “best” one.
There are a few Microsoft Word cursive fonts that are available by default, but you also have the ability to install your own fonts.
One of my favorite places to get fonts is Google Fonts. It’s an online repository of fonts that you can use to search and locate a font that you wish to use, then you can download that font and install it in Windows, which makes it available for use in Microsoft Word.
Some Default Microsoft Word Cursive Fonts
As mentioned earlier, there are a handful of cursive fonts that you have access to before you start looking for your own.
Some examples are:
- Segoe Script
- Lucida Handwriting
- Edwardian Script
- Kunstler Script
An image with each of these cursive fonts is shown below.
Note that there are several others in Microsoft Word, and you can try them out yourself by selecting the Home tab at the top of the window, highlighting the text that you wish to make cursive, then clicking the Font dropdown list and selecting a cursive font option.
How to Download New Cursive Fonts for Microsoft Word
There are a number of places online where you can download fonts. Some of them are free, and some of them are paid.
My favorite is Google Fonts. You can see how to search for a cursive font, download it, and install it in Windows 10 with the steps below.
Step 1: Go to Google Fonts at https://fonts.google.com/.
Step 2: Type a search term into the search field at the top of the window, then press Enter. Note that the search term “cursive” isn’t going to return many results, so use something like “script” or “handwriting” instead.
Step 3: Click on a font that you like.
Step 4: Select the Download family option at the top-right of the window.
Step 5: Choose a location on your computer for the downloaded zip file.
Step 6: Right-click the file and choose the Extract All option.
Step 7: Click the Extract button.
Step 8: Right-click on the font file and select the Install option.
If Microsoft Word was already open and you don’t see the font that you just installed, then you may need to close Word and restart it for the new font to appear.
Find out how to type in small capital letters in Microsoft Word if you’ve ever had a need for it and struggled to find an adequate solution.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.
Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site.