Can't install arial font

My charaters don't appear correctly. I need arial font. I have the font but I can't install it. There is no install option when I right click and dragging and dropping does't work. Why doesn't Windows 7 include the usual fonts? I have installed Office 2003 which has the arial font and others but they are no available for other programs to use. Thanks for any help.



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Last updated May 9, 2019 Views 1,889 Applies to:

Hi Linda,


In Windows 7 operating system Arial font is installed by default. However, you may try to access Word Pad built in Windows 7 and check if you can select Arial font and use it.


You may also navigate to Control Panel > Fonts and check if Arial font is available in the fonts folder.


Also access the link below for more information about fonts in Windows 7.


You may also try to restore the default font’s settings on the computer and check if it helps. To restore default font settings, follow the steps below:


1.    Open Fonts by clicking theStart button, clickingControl Panel, clickingAppearance and Personalization, and then clickingFonts.

2.    In the left pane, clickFont settings.

3.    ClickRestore default font settings.

Access the link to know more about changing fonts.


If the issue persists, let us know on which particular program you are unable to get the Arial font.


Hope this helps. Let us know the results.


Thanks and Regards,


Srinivas R

Microsoft Support.

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