By: Richard (May 7, 2006)
Have you ever seen a font somewhere, but then couldn't find it on the list of fonts on your computer?
Every computer contains a few default fonts when Windows is first installed. This tutorial will show you how to install extra fonts.
The following are the required steps:
Now let's look at each step in detail.
- Download the font.
- Unzip it (if required).
- Install the new font.
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- Download the font:
For ease of access, first create a folder under the C:\ drive, call it downloaded_fonts. So you will have C:\downloaded_fonts
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Once you find a font you like, download it. Save it in C:\download_fonts.
- Unzip it (if required):
Fonts are usually provided in zip format. If so, you must first unzip it into C:\download_fonts.
- Install the new font:
Now you're ready to install the font.
- Open your Control Panel (Start, Control Panel).
- Double click on the Fonts icon.
- click on File, Install New Font...
- Under Folders, Double click on the c:\.
- Scroll down to downloaded_fonts. Double click on it.
- Under List of fonts..., you should now have one or more fonts listed.
- Click on Select All.
- Click OK to install the font.
- Repeat the steps above to install more fonts.