Find Cursive Fonts for Microsoft Word

April 25, 2017

The perfect cursive for your perfect project

Say you’ve got a project that calls for a font that’s elegant and fancy (wedding invitation, perhaps) but you can’t find any exciting, new options in your Microsoft Word library (apologies to overused workhorses like Brush Script and Monotype Corsiva).

Fear not! Cursive fonts (also known as script, calligraphy, or handwritten fonts) are readily available online for download. Here are some useful resources to help you find the right font for your design (and bolster your tired collection of font options in Word):

Kerry Hughes at Creative Bloq lists the 26 Best Free Cursive Fonts that are “free to use commercially, not just on personal projects.”


Pictured: Debby typeface, “works well for greeting cards” according to Hughes

Font Squirrel provides some Help Installing Fonts for Windows and Mac with instructions and video tutorials for desktop and web fonts.

Want a list of all fonts that ship with Microsoft applications? Visit this page and learn more about the background of each font, including cursive fonts.

Nicole Martinez of Techwalla presents Common Cursive Fonts for Mac and PC.


Pictured: Edwardian Script, available on every version of Word

Creative Bloq also did a comprehensive list of best places to find open source fonts. While we found this article helpful, keep in mind it’s not specifically for Microsoft Word so you might need to do some parsing.

Hopefully this helps you discover some exciting new typeface options for your special event. Or at the very least, gives you some alternatives to the ubiquitous options you see every day.

Happy hunting, type nerds! Enjoy your tour of the world’s finest pangrams, including our personal favorite, “Turgid saxophones blew over Mick’s jazzy quaff.”



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