Manage Missing Fonts

You have access to a variety of fonts in Figma. This includes both Google Web Fonts, and any Fonts installed locally.

If a collaborator has used a font that’s not accessible to you, you will receive a missing font alert.

Identify Missing Fonts

When you try to edit a Text layer, we will check to see if you have the same font installed. 

If the font used in the Text layer is not available to you, we will display a yellow missing font A? icon, in two places:

  • Next to the font in the Text section of the Properties Panel.
  • In the top-right corner of the toolbar.

The most common reasons for missing fonts are:

  • You don’t have access to the Font Family. This is common if a collaborator has been using a Local font that you don’t have installed.
  • You have a different version of the Font installed. This occurs when a collaborator has an older or newer version of the font installed.
  • You don’t have access to the Font Style. Either the Style was missing from a download, or you are using a different version of the font.

You won’t be able to make changes to the Text layer, until you fix the missing font. To continue editing you can:

  1. Install or update any missing fonts on your computer. 
  2. Select another font to use in place of the missing font. The missing font modal allows you to replace a missing font.

Note: Replacing a missing font will update the File for all collaborators, including those with access to the original font. Proceed with caution!

Replace a Missing Font

The Missing Fonts modal allows you to quickly update affected Text layers.

  1. Click the missing font icon A? in the top-right corner of the toolbar: 
  2. We will list every font style in the File that is missing or unavailable: 
  3. Use the drop down fields to adjust the font Family and the Style for each missing font. We’ll only show you fonts that are available to you.
  4. Click Replace Fonts to complete the process. All text objects in the File will be updated to the new fonts.

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