Google today announced that it is bringing web fonts to Google Docs. Thanks to this update, you can now use 450 new fonts in your Google documents. These are the same 450 fonts Google already features on its Web Fonts site for web designers. In addition, Google also announced that it added over 60 new templates to its template gallery over the last month, improved support for screenreaders in Docs and added more options for inserting images into documents, including support for Google Drive and webcams. Docs users can now also search for images in the LIFE photo archive and insert them into their documents.
The highlight of this update is definitely the ability to use web fonts in Google documents. Until now, the selection of fonts in Google Docs was limited to standard like Arial, Georgia, Trebuchet, Courier, Verdana and Comic Sans.
Thankfully, the new fonts won’t just suddenly all appear in a long drop-down menu. Instead, you will be able to select the fonts you want to add to your selection one by one.
Here is the full list of recent Google Docs updates:
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