Apple Pages does not see Office 2016 Fonts

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by 3587, May 28, 2015.

  1. 3587 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2008
    So, I've installed the new Microsoft Office 2016 Preview on my new MacBook Pro... Why are Pages and other apps not seeing all those new fonts? Only Office can see all the new ones.
  2. thejasonhowell macrumors regular


    Nov 14, 2013
    Peoria, Illinois
    Office installs fonts in a separate folder in the font library. I don't know if this prevents access to them by the rest of the system.
  3. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2008
    I saw that, but it doesn't tell you how to get them to be seen by all the other apps. I also do not see that folder on my drive.

  4. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
    Office 2016 installs fonts in each application folder not in the usual Fonts > Microsoft folder. Look in the package contents of each 2016 app to view fonts. As a result, multiple copies of fonts are installed.

    Excel 203 * (521.8 MB)
    OneNote 63 (76 MB)
    Outlook 36 (104.2 MB)
    PowerPoint 203 (521.8 MB)
    Word 203 *(521.8 MB)

    Total 1779.2 MB 1.7375 GB
  5. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 23, 2008
    How can I get those fonts so other apps can use them?

  6. dagamer34 macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    You can't, because they changed the system so each app has its own fonts for sandboxing reasons for eventual distribution on the Mac App Store (only reason they would do it this way).
  7. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    If you can find the actual font files in these application packages then you can just copy them manually to your own fonts folder (~/Library/Fonts) or let Font Book import them for you.

    To check the application packages, just right-click on an application in Finder and select ‘Show Package Contents’. Fonts are often located under Contents > Resources. You might want to use Spotlight for this once you're browsing the application package (when you type ‘font’ it gives you an option to filter TrueType or OpenType font files).
  8. hector macrumors regular

    Sep 18, 2006
    Cheltenham, UK
    Sorry to dig up this thread but I've got this problem after doing a fresh install on my MBP and am finding it really annoying.

    I can see the fonts I want in the MS app package contents, but when I try to install them, Font Book tells me there are serious errors with the fonts and warns me not to install them!

    Anyone got any ideas?
  9. dcrane2 macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2010
    The fonts are actually in the applications for Office Mac 2016.

    Right Click on MS Word for example, and click "Show Package Contents", then go to

    Contents > Resources > DFonts

    Since they are True Type Fonts (.ttf), you can load them in your font book as well,


    Attached Files:

  10. michaelgvr macrumors newbie

    Jan 17, 2017
    On Sierra you can just copy the font file to ~\Library\Fonts (note that Library is a hidden folder)
    The path for the font files are (for word 2016): /Applications/Microsoft

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