Pages doesn’t show my font

Did you download a spiffy new font but can’t find it Pages®? You’re not going crazy. It’s a well-known issue. Here’s a quick solution to your problem.

The problem

Whenever you want to use a different font, you normally choose it from the Format panel on the right. This panel provides quick access to change the font type, size, style, color, add shadows, and other cool features.

Format Text panel in Pages

When you download and install a new font file, it should immediately be visible on the list. But sometimes, a detail is missing from the font file, which prevents it from being displayed.

I downloaded Medieval font, but it does not appear on the Font list.

Fret not, you can still use your new font. Here’s how.

A quick fix

1. With Pages open, from the upper menu, choose Format -> Font -> Show Fonts.

Pages menu

You will get a Fonts window. This list includes all installed fonts – even the ones that didn’t previously show in Pages.

Notice how the two Medieval fonts are listed in this window.

2. Select the text and click on the font you want to use.

It worked!

You’ll find that this font will now be accessible in the right panel, even when you close the Fonts window.

This fix is unfortunately only temporary. The font will show up in the document where you used it. When you save the document and reopen it, it will still be there. But you will have to repeat the process to find this font in other documents.

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