How do I use fonts?

avajoJuly 24, 2006

Hello. I have been trying to learn how to use the fonts and dingbats? that you download. I don't understand how to get to them after I download them. I go to microsoft word and open the fonts and they arn't there. Only the standard ones that are always there. I can look in my documents and find them but have no idea how to open them in a program where I can type with them . I hope I am not being too confusing. I have windows xp . If anyone can help explain how this works to me it will be much appreciated. Thanks.

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You have to install the fonts. Go to Control Panel, Click on Apperence & Themes
Look over to the left and you will see Fonts, click on that
Go to File, click on it you will see "install new fonts"
From there you need to go to wherever you stored your downloaded fonts and click on them to install them.
you should be able to use them after that.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 2:14AM
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Thank you so much. With your help I was able to find and install them and then find them in Microsoft word. Now I have another question. When I use the font in the word program it only types a word or two in the new font then it reverts right back to ariel. Do you have any idea what I'm doing wrong? Thank you for your help.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 7:04AM
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Hmmmmmmmm, don't remember what caused that but it seems that I had the same problem long ago.
Be sure to select your font and font size before you begin to type.
If it reverts back all is not lost. Finish typing, then highlight the type, go back to the font list and select the type font you wanted and it will change it to that type face. You can also change the size of the font the same way.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2006 at 10:15PM
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