Installing Fonts

We recommend installing only one format of a font, either OpenType, TrueType, or PostScript. Installing two or more formats of the same font may cause problems when you try to use, view, or print the font. If you use a font management utility to manage your fonts, follow the instructions for the utility to install and remove fonts. After installing fonts, you may need to restart an application or reselect the printer in the application to make the fonts appear in the font list.

Installing OpenType and TrueType fonts in Windows, and PostScript Type 1 fonts in Windows 2000+, XP, and Vista

1. Settings > Control Panel. In Windows XP and later, choose Start > Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Fonts folder. If you don’t see a Fonts folder in Windows XP or Vista, please switch the control panel to Classic Mode
3. Choose File > Install New Font.
4. Locate the fonts you want to install. In the Drives list, select the drive and the folder containing the fonts you want to install. In the Folders list, select a folder that contains the fonts you want to install. (Make sure you have unzipped them first.) The fonts in the folder appear under List of Fonts.
5. Select the fonts to install. To select more than one font, hold down the CTRL key and select each font. To select a list of fonts to install, select the first font in the list, press the SHIFT key, then select the last font in the list. All of the fonts in between will be selected.
6. To copy the fonts to the Fonts folder, make sure the Copy fonts to the Fonts folder check box is selected. If you are installing fonts from a floppy disk or a CD-ROM, you should make sure this check box is selected. Otherwise, you will have to keep this disk or CD-ROM available to use the fonts in your applications.
7. Click OK to install the fonts.

Installing PostScript Type 1 Fonts in Windows Me/98/95 or Windows NT

Use ATM (Adobe Type Manager) to install PostScript Type 1 fonts. You can download Adobe’s freely distributable ATM Light for Windows from Adobe’s Web site.

Installing PostScript, OpenType, or TrueType Fonts in Mac OS X

1. Before installing fonts, you should close any open applications. For some applications, new fonts do not appear in the font menu if you install them while the application is open.
2. In the Finder, open the folder or disk that contains the fonts you want to install.
3. Select the font suitcases for the fonts you want to install. For PostScript Type 1 fonts, select the printer outline files as well.
4. Drag and drop the fonts into the Fonts folder in the Library folder. If you want fonts to be available to applications running in Classic mode, you must install fonts in Macintosh TrueType or Macintosh PostScript format into the Fonts folder inside the Classic System folder.

For a thorough in-depth description of all aspects of fonts on Mac OS X, we suggest the eBook Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X published by TidBITS.

Installing PostScript or TrueType Fonts in Mac OS 9.x or 8.x

Macintosh System 9.x allows you to open 512 suitcases at once. Macintosh System 8.x and earlier only allow you to open 128 font suitcases at one time. If you exceed these limits, not all the fonts you install will work.

1. Before installing fonts, you should close any open applications. For some applications, new fonts do not appear in the font menu if you install them while the application is open.
2. In the Finder, open the folder or disk that contains the fonts you want to install.
3. Select the font suitcases for the fonts you want to install. For PostScript Type 1 fonts, select the printer outline files as well.
4. Drag and drop the fonts onto the closed System Folder icon.
5. Click OK to install the fonts.