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8. Fonts CDs – Font installation instructions.

Please note: It is not advisable to install hundreds of fonts at once. Some programs refuse to operate if there are more than a certain number of fonts installed. (Most programs have a problem with more than 500.) Also, the more fonts you have installed, the slower your system will perform.

You may already have the Font Xplorer Lite program included in your Fonts CD, which allows you to easily view the fonts before installing them on your computer. You can also download a free version of this program from: http://www.moonsoftware.com/fxplorer.asp

There are other free programs available on the Internet for both Windows and Macintosh computers that will enable you to view fonts before installing them, such as Opcion Font Viewer: http://opcion.sourceforge.net/


To manually install fonts through the Windows Control Panel:

  1. Click on "Start" (on the Windows Taskbar), click on "Control Panel," (you may need to switch to "Classic View"), and double-click on the "Fonts" folder.
  2. On the "Fonts" menu bar, click on "File." (VISTA users: If you don’t see "File" in the menu bar, click the drop-down arrow next to "Organize" on the menu bar, go to "Layout," and then place a checkmark next to "Menu Bar."
  3. Under the "File" menu, click on "Install New Font."
  4. The "Install New Fonts" dialog box will appear.
  5. Under the "Drives" box, select the drive letter that contains your "Fonts" CD-ROM.
  6. In the "Folders" box, select the folder with the font(s) you wish to install.
  7. Under the "List of fonts" box, select the fonts using your mouse.
  8. To select all fonts in that directory, click on the "Select All" button.
  9. Make sure the "Copy fonts to Fonts folder" box is checked.
  10. Click "OK" to install fonts.
  11. Repeat Steps A-K to install fonts from the other folders.


Installation of PostScript or TrueType Fonts (Mac OS 9.x or 8.x)

  1. Mac OS 9.x and 8.x support "Mac Type 1" (PostScript Type 1) and "Mac True Type" (TrueType) font formats.
  2. 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.
  3. If you use a font management utility to manage your fonts, follow the instructions for the utility to install and remove fonts.
  4. Note: We recommend installing only one format - TrueType or PostScript - of a font. Installing two or more formats of the same font may cause problems when you try to use view, or print the font. To install PostScript Type 1 fonts, we recommend you use Adobe Type Manager (ATM) Deluxe or ATM Light. You can download ATM Light for free from Adobe's Web site: http://www.adobe.com/products/atmlight/download.html

Installation (Mac OS X): Please note, in many cases you can just drag the fonts to the "Fonts" folder in the "Library" on your Mac OS X disk, or use the following instructions:

  1. Insert the Fonts disk into the CD player.
  2. Open the "System" folder on the hard drive, open the "Library folder," and then open the "Fonts" folder.
  3. Click on the CD-ROM icon on your desktop, and then navigate to the folder with the font you’d like to install.
  4. Double-click on a font suitcase, and choose "Install Font." If the "Install" option is not available, your computer probably already has that particular font installed.
  5. Note to OSX users: If you do not see the postscript fonts listed in the menu right away, then you need to restart your computer.
  6. Note: You may also be able to use Adobe Type Manager, Suitcase and Font Reserve to install your fonts. Consult your user guide on how the fonts should be installed using these programs.

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