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Downloading and installation of Font to Computer


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waynf

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I have tried to download a TTF file from site to install on my Fonts folder,  I receive  a zip file, but when i extract the file it  wants to place it "Documents and Settings/Downloads and not in My Fonts folder event if i try to force it as Documents and Settings/My Fonts.  . This is the zip file: edwardian-script-itc-1361504162.zip\

 

This is where it  tries to send it: C:\Documents and Settings\Wayne\My Documents\Downloads\edwardian-script-itc-1361504162.zip\

 

Am I doing something wrong here


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Download the font as a zip file. Even if it places it at \My Documents\Downloads.

 

What is in the folder you call"My Fonts"? because that is not where windows will be looking for it to be able to use it.

Can I assume that the folder called "My Fonts" is just a holding place for your fonts? If so,

Then create a folder within the "My Fonts" folder called Edwardian.

Move (copy and paste) the zip file in to that folder. Unzip it there.

You should most likely see a file ending in the .TTF

Now you need to copy and paste that TTF file in to C:\windows\fonts


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Correction:  I was referring to Fonts folder found on Control Panel.


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I believe fonts are in C:\Windows\Fonts.
 
Tutorial here: How to Install a Font in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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Is this the same for Windows XP Pro?


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They are the same location. I always went to the C:\windows\fonts.

And yes, it is the same for XP pro.


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Here is the XP equivalent: To add a new font to your computer


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Once I have downloaded true type font off of internet as a zip file.  Where do i go from here.  Item 3. in instructions asks for Drive to select, which one do i select?


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Your boot drive, normally C:


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At some point you need to get it into the c:\windows\fonts folder.
As previously stated you need to get it unzipped. I would unzip it to its own folder in case there is something else in the zip file.
After that......sometimes double clicking on it will cause it to install in the fonts folder. Sometimes you need to copy and paste it in to the fonts folder. If is a true type font it will end in ttf.
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