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How To Add Fonts To Your Computer

You can add that special touch to your documents by using a variety of Fonts. When Windows is initially installed, we are provided with several different fonts for our choosing, but these default fonts are not enough. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to properly add additional Fonts to your system.

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For Windows XP

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on the Control Panel icon located in the right column of the Start Menu.
  3. If your Start Menu is set to the Classic View, then begin by clicking on the Start Button.
  4. Then click on Settings, then click on the Control Panel icon to open up the Control Panel.
  5. Now, Double click on the Fonts icon to open up the Fonts Directory Window.
  6. Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  7. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Install New Font.
  8. In the Drives: Window, Choose the Drive that contains the Fonts you want to add.
  9. Then in the Folders: Window, Choose the Folder that contains the Fonts you want to add.
  10. The available Fonts to add will be listed in the List of fonts: screen area.
  11. If you want to add all of the available Fonts, Simply click on the Select All button.
  12. Or you can hold down the Control Key and click and highlight the fonts you want to add.
  13. Ensure that the Copy fonts to Fonts folder box is Checked at the bottom of the screen.
  14. Then click on the OK button to add your selected Fonts to your Computer.
  15. Now close the Fonts Directory Window and the Control Panel Window as well.

For Windows 98 And Windows Millennium

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on Settings and then click on the Control Panel icon.
  3. Double click on the Fonts icon to open up the Fonts Directory Window.
  4. Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
  5. This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Install New Font.
  6. In the Drives: Window, Choose the Drive that contains the Fonts you want to add.
  7. Then in the Folders: Window, Choose the Folder that contains the Fonts you want to add.
  8. The available Fonts to add will be listed in the List of fonts to add: Window.
  9. If you want to add all of the available Fonts, Simply click on the Select All button.
  10. Or you can hold down the Control Key and click and highlight the fonts you want to add.
  11. Ensure that the Copy fonts to Fonts folder box is Checked at the bottom of the screen.
  12. Then click on the OK button to add your selected Fonts to your Computer.
  13. Now close the Fonts Directory Window and the Control Panel Window as well.
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