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Now that you've downloaded your new font, you'd probably like to know how to get it to work. Below are instructions for installing TrueType Fonts on Windows 9.x and Windows 3.x operating systems.

Windows 9.x

  1. Unzip the file. If the file you've downloaded has the extension .zip, you need to unzip it and extract the font file, which will have a .ttf [TrueType Font] extension. In order to do that, you will need a program that can decompress zipped files. If you're not sure whether you have such a program installed on your computer, try double-clicking on the zipped file. If nothing happens or you get an error, then you probably don't have a decompression program installed and you'll need to get one. You can get one free here.
  2. Install the font. Once you've extracted the font file from the zip file (or if the file you've downloaded wasn't zipped in the first place), you need to install it in order to have access to it from your word processing, graphics, communications and other programs.

    1. Click Start>>Settings>>Control Panel. Find the file labeled Fonts and open it.

    2. Select File>>Install New Font...

    3. In the new open window, browse to the folder to which you extracted your new font. Once open, you will see the name of the font in the large window at the top.

    4. Highlight the font and click on the OK button. Windows 9.x will then install your font and confirm the installation.

    5. Close the window.

  3. Use your font. Your new font will now be listed along with the other installed fonts in drop-down menus in all programs which support text formatting.
Windows 3.x

  1. Unzip the font. If the file you've downloaded has the extension .zip, you'll need to unzip it and extract the font file, which will have a .ttf [TrueType Font] extension. In order to do that, you need a program that can decompress zipped files.

      Follow the instructions in the Help file of your program for extracting the font file. If the file is not zipped, skip to Number 2.

  2. Install the font. Once you've extracted the font file from the zip file (or if the file you've downloaded wasn't zipped in the first place), you need to install it in order to have access to it from your word processing, graphics, communications and other programs.

    1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on Fonts.

    2. Select Add New Font and then browse to the directory holding your extracted font file.

    3. Highlight the font filename and click OK. Windows 3.x will then install your font and confirm it.

    4. Close the window.

  3. Use the font. Your new font will now be listed along with the other installed fonts in drop-down menus in all programs which support text formatting.

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