How to Install New Fonts on Windows Computers?

How to Install New Fonts on Windows Computers?

Microsoft Windows XP (Home and Professional) and Windows 2000 have built-in support for OpenType fonts (both .otf and .ttf), as well as PostScript Type 1 fonts (.pfb + .pfm) and TrueType (.ttf).

How to Install New Fonts on Windows Computers?
How to Install New Fonts on Windows Computers?

You can use the Windows FONT Control Panel to install or delete fonts in all these formats, though the control panel is accessed between Windows XP and Windows 2000 in a slightly different way. See the instructions below.

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To set up your fonts by using the font management utility: See the documentation of that utility for instructions to add and activate fonts (such as extensions fonts it suitcase, font reserve, or font navigator).

Windows Vista

  1. Select “Control Panel” from the Start menu
  2. Select “Appearance and Personalization.”
  3. Select “Fonts.”
  4. In the Fonts window, Right Click in the list of fonts and choose “Install New Font.”
  5. Navigate to the folder that contains the fonts you want to install.
  6. Select the fonts you want to install. You can click to select one font, Control-click to select several fonts, or Shift-click to select a contiguous group of fonts.
  7. Press the “OK” button to install the fonts.
  8. Close the Fonts control panel when you are finished.
  9. The fonts are now installed and will appear in the font menus of your applications

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Windows XP

  1. Double-click “My Computer.”
  2. Under “Other Places,” select “Control Panel.”
  3. If you are using the Classic View, select “Fonts.”
  4. If you are using the Category View, select “Appearance and Themes.”
    • Under “See Also,” on the left-hand side of the screen, select “Fonts.”
  5. In the “Fonts” window, select the File menu, and choose “Install New Font.”
  6. Navigate to the folder that contains the fonts you want to install.
  7. Select the fonts you want to install. You can click to select one font, control-click to select several fonts, or shift-click to select a contiguous group of fonts.
  8. Press the “OK” button to install the fonts.
  9. Close the “Fonts Control Panel” when you are finished.

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