When I use word, there are 3 million fonts that I NEVER use and hiding them in fonts settings does not remove them from their listing so I have to scroll through this obscenely long list every time I want to change fonts. At the very least they should allow one to prioritize certain fonts so that they are at the top of the list -- sort of like recently used fonts except that it would list fonts that I have not recently used but are among my preferred fonts. It would be nice if they could have a two level drop down so that "source sans pro" family would open a second drop down where I could select from regular, light, black, and the rest of the nine variants fonts. That way without a lot of mouse movement I could switch to the font I want without wading through goudy stout, wingdings, etc. Customer support suggested deleting fonts from Windows, but that seems like an extreme method when I just don't want it in word (and maybe office in general) and now that it lists deleted fonts to provide option to download again, and does not allow for deletion of system fonts like wingdings, this solution is limited. Word has now existed for 35 YEARS! You would think that 35 years into word development you would have more sophisticated font management than listing all the system fonts in alphabetical order.
Shyam Bhakta commented
Font searching is also has a defect:
When I start typing "Ar"… the Arial font family should show up. Instead it just autocompletes the search with one font, Arial Narrow because it's in my recent fonts. To get the font family, you have to add more letters to make it match another font in the family, say "Arial Black". That's annoying because it requires you to already know the whole name of the font. It's also a LOT more to type for, say, "Garamond Premier Pro Capt…" just to get to the rest of the family, instead of the Garamond fonts at the top in your recent fonts. Recent fonts needn't be part of the "search results"; they're at the top already and don't need to be searched.
A separate issue is that the font menu doesn't begin searching when you start typing. You have to click on the arrow to open the menu.
I completely agree!
It should have a separate category for used fonts!
Elia WELA commented
For the Syriac language, the "Syame" don't work properly in the PowerPoint program, i.e. the two dots moves to the left side of "R" instead to replace it. If you add "Syriac language" you'll see them clearly.
If we press (e then shift i) in Syriac keyboard (Eastern keyboard) in PowerPoint, the following mistake will happen.
the correct one is
Hoping to fix this issue
David Fennell commented
Couldn't agree more!
Now 35 years ago PCs had like 3 fonts. But these days, a typical workplace PC has hundreds. Font management needs a major overhaul.
I don't understand why resources are spent screwing around with trivial stuff while major usability issues are left unaddressed.