How to Add Adobe Fonts to InDesign

In the realm of graphic design, typography plays a pivotal role in conveying messages, establishing brand identities, and enhancing visual appeal. Adobe Fonts, a vast library of over 21,000 fonts, offers a diverse range of typographic options to elevate your creative projects. Integrating these fonts into Adobe InDesign, a powerful desktop publishing software, expands your typographic toolkit and empowers you to create visually captivating and impactful designs.

Activating Adobe Fonts in InDesign

To seamlessly access and utilize Adobe Fonts within InDesign, follow these simple steps:

  1. Ensure Adobe Fonts Subscription: Verify that you have an active Adobe Creative Cloud subscription that includes access to Adobe Fonts.
  2. Launch InDesign: Open Adobe InDesign and ensure you have an active project or create a new one.
  3. Activate Fonts Panel: Access the Character panel by going to Window > Character. Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl/Cmd + T” on Windows or macOS, respectively.
  4. Sign In to Adobe Fonts: Click on the “Add Fonts” button (the “+” icon) at the bottom of the Character panel. Sign in to your Adobe account if prompted.
  5. Activate Desired Fonts: Browse through the extensive library of Adobe Fonts. Select the fonts you want to add to your InDesign project and click the “Activate” button.

Integrating Activated Fonts in InDesign

Once you’ve activated the desired Adobe Fonts, you can easily integrate them into your InDesign project:

  1. Select Font Family: Open the Character panel and expand the “Font Family” drop-down menu. The activated Adobe Fonts will appear alongside the default fonts.
  2. Choose Font Style: Select the desired font family and choose the specific font style, such as Regular, Bold, or Italic.
  3. Apply Font to Text: Apply the selected font to your text elements using the Character panel or by directly typing the font name in the text box

Additional Resources and Tips

Adobe provides comprehensive resources and support for utilizing Adobe Fonts in InDesign:

  • Adobe Fonts Help Center: Access a wealth of tutorials, FAQs, and troubleshooting guides to enhance your understanding of Adobe Fonts integration.
  • Adobe Fonts Inspiration Gallery: Explore a curated collection of design projects that showcase the creative use of Adobe Fonts, sparking inspiration for your own work.
  • Adobe Fonts Marketplace: Discover new and trending fonts from independent designers and add them to your Adobe Fonts library for a wider range of creative options.


Adobe Fonts, in conjunction with InDesign, empowers designers to elevate their typography and create visually captivating designs that resonate with their target audience. By seamlessly integrating Adobe Fonts into your InDesign workflow, you expand your creative possibilities, enhance the impact of your designs, and elevate your brand identity.