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How do I install my fonts?

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  • item 11. Locate Your File(s)
    The first step you’ll need to take after downloading your font is to decompress the files. Locate your downloaded font archive (the “Downloads” folder is a likely place, or check your “Desktop”) look for a *.zip file with a numeric name.
  • item 22. File Preparation
    After locating your downloaded file, double-click the icon to unzip the archive.Note: If you have purchased Mac PostScript fonts, you'll find a pair of *.zip files, within a your first extracted *.zip file: one labeled OS9* and one labled OSX*. Double click the *.zip which corresponds with your version of Mac OS.
  • item 33. Locate Your “Applications” Folder, Open Font Book
    Next we’ll open the Font Book font management application that's bundled with Mac OSX 10.3 and up. Navigate to your “Applications” folder, then locate and open Font Book.
  • item 44. Choose a Collection
    Choose the collection in which you want to install your font. Available options are listed in the left column of the Font Book application.
  • item 55. Add Your Font
    Click the (+) button in the bottom of the font column.
  • item 66. Open the Files
    In the window that pops up, select the unzipped folder containing the fonts you are installing and click “Open”.
  • item 77. Confirm Installation
    Your font should now appear in Font Book (activated by default).
  • item 98. Success!
    Your fonts should now be available for use in all applications!
    If you are still having installation difficulties or have any other questions, let us know.
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  • item 11. Locate Your File(s)
    The first step you’ll need to take after downloading your font files is to decompress them. Locate your downloaded font archives (the “Desktop” is a likely place to check), look for a *.zip file with a numeric name, and double click it.
  • item 32. File Preparation
    Drag your font files from the *.zip file into another non-zipped location (like your “Desktop” or “My Documents” folder).
  • item 43. Go to the “Control Panel”
    From the Start menu, choose “Control Panel”.
  • item 54. Go to the “Fonts” Folder
    Double click the “Fonts” folder to open it.
    Note: If you do not see a “Fonts” folder, click “Switch to Classic view in the left-hand margin”.
  • item 65. From the Fonts Window click the “File” Menu
    Tip: If you are installing TrueType or OpenType fonts, click on the individual font files (ttf, otf) that you extracted to your desktop and drag and drop them into the “Fonts” folder. You can then skip the rest of this tutorial.
  • item 76. Click “Install New Font”
  • item 87. Choose Location and Locate Files
    Double click the “C:” drive.
  • item 98. Double Click “Documents and Settings”
  • item 109. Double Click “[your name]”
  • item 1110. Double Click “Desktop”
  • item 1211. Locate Files
    Double click on your extracted folder
  • item 1312. Select and Install Your Files
    Click the “Select All” button. Make sure “Copy fonts to Fonts Folder” is checked. Then click (OK).
  • item 1413. Success
    Your fonts should now be available for use in all applications!
    If you are still having installation difficulties or have any other questions, let us know.
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  • item 11. Locate Your File(s)
    The first step you’ll need to take after downloading your font files is to decompress them. Locate your downloaded font archives (the “Desktop” is a likely place to check), and look for a *.zip file with a numeric name, and double click it.
  • item 32. File Preparation
    Drag your font files from the *.zip file into another non-zipped location (like your “Desktop” or “My Documents” folder).
  • item 43. Open Your Unzipped Folder
  • item 54. Select All Font Files
    Select all installable font files (check the file extension—these can include: *.otf, *.ttf, and *.pfm), omitting pdfs or text files included in the archive. To select multiple fonts, hold down the ctrl key while you select the fonts.
  • item 6Icon Note
    If you are unclear about which files are your installable font files, look for these icons. From left to right: OpenType, PostScript, and TrueType—these types of files are the only ones you will need to actually install your fonts.
  • item 75. Install Fonts
    Right click your selected font files and left click “Install” from the menu that appears.
  • item 96. Success!
    Your fonts should now be available for use in all applications!
    If you are still having installation difficulties or have any other questions, let us know.

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