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How to Install Fonts

July 31, 2012 by admin in Windows

Fonts are the typefaces we see on the computer screen. For example, Times New Roman and Verdana are fonts, and they define the shape of the characters we see on screen. A font can either be a serif font or a sans serif font and can be set in a bunch of different sizes.

System Requirements

  • OpenType fonts can be used with Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher.
  • TrueType fonts can be used with all the versions of the Microsoft Windows OS.
  • To utilize PostScript Type 1 fonts, the installation of Adobe Type Manager (ATM) or ATM Deluxe is needed. However, if you are using Microsoft Windows 2000 or higher, you don’t need to install it because it’s already a part of the operating system.


  1. In order to install fonts on a Microsoft Windows computer, you must first download the fonts that you wish to install. Once you’ve done that, you should close all Windows applications.
  2. Launch the Start Menu, select Settings, and open the Control Panel (if you are an XP/Vista user, you need not open the Settings directory). In the Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes. If you are using Microsoft Windows 2000 or have the Control Panel in Classic View, then double-click Fonts and proceed to step four.
  3. Click Fonts under See Also in the task pane. If your computer presents you with a folder tree and not a task pane, then select Folders on the toolbar. Under the See Also category, click Fonts.
  4. Select Install New Font under the File Menu.
  5. Select the drive that the font(s) is located on, in the list of drives.
  6. In the Folders list, double-click the folder containing the font(s) you would like to install.
  7. After that, all you’d have to do is click on the font you would like to add and then click on the OK button. If you wish to install multiple fonts, hold down the CTRL key and select the fonts you want to install.

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