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Learn how to add your own fonts in Illustrator on the iPad and make them available for use across all Creative Cloud apps.

Illustrator on the iPad not only lets you access thousands of fonts directly from the app, but also lets you bring your own fonts in Illustrator. The font is added to your Creative Cloud library and becomes available across Creative Cloud apps. So, If you want to use your special font in your design, simply add it in the font library directly from Illustrator on the iPad app and get going!

Bring your own fonts

Upload a font directly from the app

To add your own font, do the following:

  1. Select the text and tap Properties panel in the taskbar. In the Text section, tap the arrow next to the Font drop-down to view the fonts list.
  2. In the Fonts list, under Your fonts section, tap the '+' icon and then tap Add more.
Add your font
Add your own fonts

3. Browse through your fonts files saved on your iPad. After you select the fonts you want to add, tap Done.
A dialog appears to indicate that the font files you selected are ready for upload. You need to select the check box to confirm that you have all necessary rights and licenses to allow upload, storage, and access of these fonts for your own use in Creative Cloud.

4. Tap Add to start uploading the font files.

5. After the fonts are validated and uploaded, you can view them in Illustrator's font list and Creative Cloud font library. Your fonts are now available for use in other CC apps on desktop and mobile.

When you add a font from the Creative Cloud desktop app, you can manage the fonts through Fonts > Manage fonts option available in the sidebar. However, manage fonts feature is not yet available in the Creative Cloud mobile app.

View recently uploaded fonts

To view the fonts that you added recently, do one of the following:

  • Go to the Recent section in the Font browsing panel. All recently added fonts will be displayed.
  • in the Your fonts section, tap '+' and choose View added fonts.

Quickly add missing fonts

Missing font error
Add your fonts and replace with missing ones

When you open a cloud document that contains fonts not currently available on your device, Illustrator automatically activates Adobe Fonts in the background and substitutes the missing font with the nearest matching one. See also: Resolve missing fonts in desktop applications.

If you have the missing font file, you can instantly add the missing font in the Illustrator on the iPad app.

What's next

After you add your font, you can add the complete text and use the type features to create rich typography on Illustrator on your iPad. To learn how to convert text to outlines and how to type on a path, see Create text designs on a path.

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