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Old 12-06-2007, 05:16 PM
 
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I have downloaded some new fonts. Once downloaded, I unzipped the files and they are in my unzipped folder. My question is, how do I get the fonts into Microsoft Publisher or Word or??? Now that I have them, I can't figure out how to use them.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:20 PM
 
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Copy the unzipped files to C:\Windows\fonts and Windows will automatically import and use them.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:01 PM
 
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Copy the unzipped files to C:\Windows\fonts and Windows will automatically import and use them.
THANK YOU!!!!!!
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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Be careful with how many you import.

The standard installation of Windows and Office has 267 (I counted my husband's who has exactly what was installed by both programs). Windows has real trouble handling more than 350-500. And some of use like to use fonts in graphics. My collection exceeds 12,000. and no, just under 400 are installed. The rest are in a back up set of folders on my external hard drive.

I use a paid program to manage my fonts but most people I know recommend using The Font Thing (freeware) to manage your fonts. To install or uninstall.

To see exactly which fonts are required to maintain on your system (the ones you can not delete), either go to Microsoft Topography or check this page out: Fonts installed by Windows.

Just be aware of the limitations of windows and don't overload the font folder. Liz
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:36 AM
 
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Be careful with how many you import.

The standard installation of Windows and Office has 267 (I counted my husband's who has exactly what was installed by both programs). Windows has real trouble handling more than 350-500. And some of use like to use fonts in graphics. My collection exceeds 12,000. and no, just under 400 are installed. The rest are in a back up set of folders on my external hard drive.

I use a paid program to manage my fonts but most people I know recommend using The Font Thing (freeware) to manage your fonts. To install or uninstall.

To see exactly which fonts are required to maintain on your system (the ones you can not delete), either go to Microsoft Topography or check this page out: Fonts installed by Windows.

Just be aware of the limitations of windows and don't overload the font folder. Liz
Thanks for the tip! I appreciate it. I'm not downloading that many. I just needed some fresh fonts in order to create a flier for our business.

I had done this in the past, but for the life of me could not remember what I did after downloading them. It's so simple, however, it's just one of those things you don't remember if you don't utilize it more than once. lol

Thanks again!
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Old 12-07-2007, 02:18 PM
 
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Be careful with how many you import.

The standard installation of Windows and Office has 267 (I counted my husband's who has exactly what was installed by both programs). Windows has real trouble handling more than 350-500. And some of use like to use fonts in graphics. My collection exceeds 12,000. and no, just under 400 are installed. The rest are in a back up set of folders on my external hard drive.

I use a paid program to manage my fonts but most people I know recommend using The Font Thing (freeware) to manage your fonts. To install or uninstall.

To see exactly which fonts are required to maintain on your system (the ones you can not delete), either go to Microsoft Topography or check this page out: Fonts installed by Windows.

Just be aware of the limitations of windows and don't overload the font folder. Liz
Excellent advice. Two thumbs up!
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:56 PM
 
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I have over 1000 and Xp handles them very well - 2000 didn't. I too have a huge collection of fonts but do not install for daily use.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:21 PM
 
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Yikes, font freaks! I think I stripped mine down to like 48-60 depending.

After all, a rose in any other font is still a rose.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:09 AM
 
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I think I stripped mine down to like 48-60 depending.
I hope you didn't strip that many out...

After all there are a certain amount required by the system. Liz
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:26 PM
 
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If I am not mistaken, a person only needs the core windows fonts in order to run windows.

However I may be wrong as I often am.

Windows core fonts.

Andale Mono
Arial
Arial Black
Comic Sans
Courier New
Georgia
Impact
Times New Roman
trebuchet
Verdana
Webdings
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