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#379457 - Tue Aug 07 2007 09:29 PM How do I put new font file on my computer?
bionic4ever Offline
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I found a really nice-looking font that I'd like to add to my computer's font selection. It came in a file that I saved into Shared Documents. What do I do with it now - how do I get my computer to recognize and use it? (I'm sorry if it's a dumb question; I'm still learning....)
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#379458 - Tue Aug 07 2007 10:04 PM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: bionic4ever]
cae_16682 Offline
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Simply move that file to the

DriveLetter:/Windows/Fonts folder
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#379459 - Tue Aug 07 2007 10:19 PM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: cae_16682]
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Success - thank you! Much appreciated!


Edited by bionic4ever (Tue Aug 07 2007 10:20 PM)
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#379460 - Tue Aug 07 2007 10:21 PM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: bionic4ever]
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Welcome!
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#379461 - Tue Aug 07 2007 10:30 PM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: cae_16682]
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That'll do it. Just to make you aware of another way:

Go to the folder cae_16682 has given (usually C:\Windows\Fonts).
Go to the File Menu.
Click on 'Install New Font..'
Use the dialogue box that opens to browse to where the font is located.
Double-click on the font, or select it and click OK. The font will be added to the fonts folder.
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#379462 - Tue Aug 07 2007 11:26 PM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: tellywellies]
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Thank you, tellywellies!
How long before someone no longer feels like a novice on this contraption, anyway?
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#379463 - Wed Aug 08 2007 12:30 AM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: bionic4ever]
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There's loads that still goes over my head, even after 10 years . It's a deep subject in its entirety. A year or so might see you being able to answer some questions for others.
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#379464 - Wed Aug 08 2007 04:37 AM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: tellywellies]
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I have been on computers for around 3 years now, after playing consoles but I have only been interested in the technical side of computers for 2 years and recently building my own computer has really helped but I know I will never know everything because there are so many different things that can happen/go wrong with computers . By the way a useful font site is www.dafont.com (that may be what you used)
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#379465 - Wed Aug 08 2007 02:11 PM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: Davott11]
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Thanks - a very cool site! More new fonts to play with...yay!
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#379466 - Wed Aug 08 2007 06:24 PM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: bionic4ever]
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Bionic4ever, there are really inexpensive software programs out there. I got one with 500 fonts for about $9.95. However, they did take up a lot of room but I simply installed the ones I wanted to use. But with the huge computers now, that's amost negligible.
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#379467 - Wed Aug 08 2007 09:44 PM Re: How do I put new font file on my computer? [Re: Jar]
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Thanks - will look into that, too. (Although I have a slightly older computer, so not as large.) Sounds cool!
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