If you’re creating a Google Doc it’s easy to look like a pro because Google can choose your fonts for you! All you need to do is ask.
Ask fonts.google What’s Best
Instead of guessing what might be a good headline font to go with EB Garamond, I’m going have Google suggest one. Here’s how…
- Go to fonts.google.com
- In the Search field, type in the name of your font
- Hover over the type sample until you see red links on the page
- Click on “SEE SPECIMEN”
On the Specimen page, scroll down to the bottom left to find the names of the fonts Google recommends.
The Choice is Yours
Google has given me 5 good options to pair with EB Garamond:
To see an example how the fonts look together, click on each font name in Specimen page.
Choose the font combination you like best.
This video walks through the steps listed above, plus shows you how to change all your fonts all at once, within your Google Doc.
Video: How To Let Google Choose Your Font
Transcript: Ask Google to Help You Find Great Font Combinations
Well, I’d like to welcome you all to 10 Minute Monday, I’m going to show you how easy it is to choose great fonts for your Google docs. I’m going to see what Google thinks is a great match for this, if I decided to use this as my body font. And for that, I’m going to fonts.google.com and I’m going to type in my font EBGaramond.
The minute I begin to type it in, in this section here up comes EBGaramond now notice that when I hover over EBGaramond, a red menu, pops up. That’s what I want because the next place I want to go is See Specimen.
After I click that it brings me to this type. It tells me all about it, but what I’m most interested in is popular pairings with EBGaramond.
They happen to have made EBGaramond as a headline. And they’re saying one popular go with is Roboto. They’ve already chosen it for me. So this font is actually called Roboto. If I wanted to see what Garamond looked like as a body. I switched the arrow out.
Here is the body. And here is Roboto. It’s made the decision for me. And they said, we also think that Montserrat would be good. They keep trying to make this into a headline font. But anyway, here is EBGaramond as a headline, and here is Montserrat as a body.
I want to see it the other way around there. There it is. And the question is, do you like that look?
It’s kind of neat looking.
Why don’t you try Lobster for headline? You definitely wouldn’t want it as type because you really can’t read it very well. You’re looking for readability. But they’re saying, for something fun, why don’t you choose lobster?
Or, there’s something called Play.
Or there’s something called Oswaldo.
I think this is so amazing because as a designer, one thing I’m supposed to know about is fonts, and what are good matchings and pairings. Google has taken, all the years of experience that I have learned about fonts and just made it super, super easy to do.
So now I would go back to my document, and I’m now going to select Lobster. Google has given me what they think goes with it anyway. They’ve already put it into my fonts drop down menu. I’m going to choose Lobster. And now I’m also going to say, ‘I want it to be my headline.’
In websites, you’ve got headline one, headline two, headline three. So I’m going to choose it for headline two.
Once I select the Lobster, and then I went to headline two, now everything that I designate as a headline two is going to be Lobster.
So it’s choosing what you want. Helping Google help you choose what it is you want for a headline and a body, and looks totally pro.
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