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Questions on OneNote. Office365

  1. How do I install a font into OneNote that is not in the list of available fonts?

  2. How do I change the format of the preset Styles?

  3. How do I find my version of OneNote?




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Clive Beaton

8/22/2022 - Mon
Scott Fell

1) Is the font installed on your computer? I checked my OneNote and all the fonts on my computer seem to be available for OneNote

2) Click on the ellipsis menu (3 vertical dots at the top right).  Select Settings, then Options. You will see your default formats there.

3) Ellipsis menu -> Settings -> about.
Clive Beaton

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The font I want is available in Word.
Scott Fell

Is this a standard font that came with the PC? Or is it a free font or other paid font that you added? If so, what is the font?

Do you have all updates for windows and apps? https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/account-billing/fix-problems-with-apps-from-microsoft-store-93ed0bcf-9c12-3df6-6dda-92ec5d0415ac
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Clive Beaton

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The font is Kalinga.  I assume it came with the PC as I did not install it.  All updates installed.
Scott Fell

A couple things I found.  

1) It appears the font should be a ttf font.

2) Some third party fonts just do not work with OneNote https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/third-party-fonts-not-working-in-onenote-2016/809af12a-cb24-4f46-a87e-f14f22176f69  I know Kalinga is not in that list, but all they are saying is there are fonts that will not work and the list are just a sample of what was tested. 
Jazz Marie Kaur

Any fonts you use should match what you have in Office. You can install new fonts through sites like DA Font but read the license usage, take into account that if you move from the computer as well as share it over to other stations that font won't transfer over unless it's installed and may impact what you see on the web version of OneNote and mobile app as those unique fonts are not available. Are you referring to the header styles or the fonts available by default also when you state preset styles? I have used https://www.dafont.com/ DaFont for adding system fonts to e.g. Word, GIMP etc. To retain the fonts I often convert final drafts/creations to a PDF and I believe you can export OneNote notebooks to a PDF.

I believe Scott is right some fonts do not work in OneNote, unsure about the OneNote W10 app from Microsoft/Windows store vs OneNote part of O365. I have never had to change fonts in OneNote or for it, but did for Word and other office apps. You could certainly test.

One way to change OneNote heading styles is through OneNote Gem a paid add-in but depends upon your version http://www.onenotegem.com/a/documents/gem-for-OneNote/edit-tab/2019/1124/1150.html Others I have helped often faced performance issues with Gem or add-ins in general, and once again any fonts elsewhere if you use multiple stations or devices it won't be available. I have not used Gem myself. Even with other Office apps, add-ins may cause or lead to hiccups.

To find your version go to File > Account > About OneNote - this is an example from one of my stations

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Jazz Marie Kaur

Missed the above that you are looking for the Kalinga font.https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/font-list/kalinga
On the version and one station, I shared from that is not one of the fonts present nor in OneNote for W10 the store app. We may be able to check the font manufacturer or see its origin that way if it shows up under c: / windows either a matching path as others or if it shows up under your c: > username root path.

I was able to add that font to OneNote but then it may create a duplicate for you in Word since you see it there already, something probably happened with that font maybe or your fonts in general https://www.download-free-fonts.com/details/59284/kalinga, but if you are seeing it in Word it should be in OneNote that's odd.





What manufacturer do you see for that font under Font settings of W10



Jazz Marie Kaur

Also,  Andrew Leniart wrote this article on EE linked at the bottom which showcases font installations a little further, but the one you mentioned should be available from Microsoft so that's odd. I didn't have it on the station I shared from, but recall seeing it. You do have to be careful what fonts you leverage and from where, especially third-party fonts, I do like Da Font though https://www.dafont.com but they do not have that font.

I wonder if any other Experts or Scott if he has it showing in Office and OneNote - Kalinga....or a particular version or build of OneNote, W10 and Office 365....per Microsoft it should be available or a font family offered so you shouldn't have to install it perhaps if you are seeing it offered/available in Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.  https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/typography/font-list/kalinga

https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/29736/How-to-Identify-Fonts-on-a-website-and-download-them.html
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This is the body for this comment.  I don't know why it keeps asking ([GJ]: about closing the question).
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Thanks, Jazz.
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Thank you.