Mar 052008

Most of the fonts you’ll acquire will come as part of an application. For example, when you install Microsoft Office, the Setup program automatically installs dozens of fonts in Windows. Even when you buy a disk full of fonts in a computer store, it usually comes with a Setup program for browsing the fonts and choosing the ones you want.

If the font source does not include any installation utility, you can install the fonts using the following procedure

From Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization, and then click Fonts. That’s the only way to get to the Fonts applet in Category view; if you’re using Classic view, you can simply double-click the Fonts icon.

In the Fonts window, choose File  Install New Font. You’ll see the Add Fonts dialog box.

Navigate to the drive and folder where the new font is located. If there are a lot of fonts in that location, it may take a minute for the list to populate. Click the Network button if you need to map a network drive to locate the fonts.

Select the font you want. To select multiple fonts, hold down the Ctrl key as you click each one, or hold down Shift to select a block.

NOTE If you clear the Copy Fonts to Fonts Folder check box, it will save the space on your hard disk by using the fonts from their source location. However, if that source location is ever unavailable,the fonts that are there will be unavailable as well.

Click OK to install the fonts.

You can also drag and drop font files into the Fonts folder instead of going through the process just described.

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