Custom fonts

By default, Descript comes with a number of great fonts to spice up your text clips. But if you need to use a specific font, Descript allows you to choose from Google's vast library of free fonts or import a custom font file on your computer.

Adding a Google Font

  1. Add a text clip to your composition and make sure it's selected.
  2. Click the Font dropdown menu from the properties panel and select + Add fonts to Drive.

    Animation showing how to add a Google font to Descript.
  3. If you know the name of the font you'd like to add, enter it in the Search for a Google Font... bar and select it when it appears in the dropdown menu. Then click Add to Drive.
  4. If you don't know the name of the font you'd like to add or want to search for something new in the Google fonts library, click the Browse Google Fonts button. Browsing fonts will open a new browser window with all available Google fonts. Once you find a font, type the name into the search bar in Descript and click Add to Drive.
    Animation showing how to search for Google fonts in Descript.

Fonts are drive-specific and accessible by all drive members.

After adding a custom font to a project, this new font will be available for all the drive members where that project is stored. If you are a member of multiple drives and want to use that font in all of them, you’ll need to add the font to a project in each drive.

Importing custom fonts from your computer

This feature is only available on Pro and Enterprise plans

Pro and Enterprise users can also import custom .TTF and .OTF font files from their computer directly into Descript. To do this:

  1. Add a text clip to your composition and make sure it's selected.
  2. From the Properties Panel, click the Font dropdown menu, and select + Add fonts to Drive.
  3. Click Choose a file... to select the fonts you'd like to import (alternatively you can drag and drop your font into the font menu), then click Open.

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Descript will automatically detect whether a font is italic or not. Click the Pencil icon to change the italic categorization or rename the font if necessary.

 

Arrow pointing to the 'Edit a font' button.

Next, click the checkbox to verify that all users have rights to use the imported font, then click Add to Drive to import the font.

 

Steps to verify that all drive members can use the font.

Removing custom fonts

Descript does not currently support removing custom fonts from a Drive.

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