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Q. How do I make downloaded fonts show up in my software font list?
A frequent question I receive in email is how to make fonts show up in the software font lists, especially after downloading them from the Web. This FAQ shows you step-by-step how to obtain fonts, open archived fonts, and install fonts for Mac and PC so that you can use them in your word processing, desktop publishing, and other software programs.
Obtain the Font
When fonts come with your software they are often installed at the same time the software is installed. Usually no further action is required by the user.
Fonts on CD or other disk need to be installed to your hard drive (unless you plan to always have that disk in the drive). The disk may come with an installation program for the fonts or you can use the methods described further down this page.
Fonts downloaded from the Web may be ready for installation; but, usually, fonts from the Web are stored in archives that must first be opened. This is where many new font finders run into problems. Occasionally fonts on disk may also be in archives so you'll need to follow step 2 for them.
Install the Font
Occasionally installation will hit a snag. See the answers to I can't use the fonts I just installed. What's wrong?
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