Create and change font schemes for a professional look

A font scheme is a defined set of fonts associated with a publication. Within each font scheme, both a primary font and a secondary font are specified. Generally, a primary font is used for titles and headings, and a secondary font is used for body text.

Publisher provides a gallery of Built-In font schemes you can choose from by opening an existing or new publication and clicking Page Design > Fonts.

Font schemes make it easy to change all the fonts in a publication to give it a consistent, professional appearance. When you apply a font scheme, Publisher changes the styles in your publication to use one of the two fonts in the font scheme instead of the default fonts for those styles.

What do you want to do?

Create a font scheme

Change a font scheme

Create a font scheme

You can create a completely new font scheme, or you can base a new font scheme on another font scheme.

Create a new font scheme

  1. Click Page Design > Font Schemes > Create new font scheme.

  2. Select a heading font and a body font, and preview them in the Sample box.

    Note: When you have enabled more than one language type (Latin, East Asian, and Complex Script), you can specify alternate pairs of fonts for each language type.

  3. Type a name for your new font scheme.

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Change a font scheme

You can change font schemes in several ways. You can delete or change the name of a font scheme you created, but you cannot change, delete, or rename a default font scheme.

To change a font scheme, change the styles in your publication and then apply the styles to the font scheme.

Rename a font scheme that you created

  1. Click Page Design > Fonts, and right-click the custom font scheme you created.

  2. Click Rename Scheme

  3. In the New name for Font Scheme box, type the new name for your font scheme.

Delete a font scheme that you created

  1. Click Page Design > Fonts, and right-click the custom font scheme you created.

  2. Click Delete Scheme.

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