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Help! I Lost My Fonts!


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OK.... who stole them? I feel really stupid asking this.... Here's the deal: I have a whole bunch of fonts in C/Windows/Fonts. If I open one of them in ACDSee or some other viewer, I can see them. Then, if I open Word 2000, that particular font appears in the drop-down menu and I can select it and compose a document using that font. The next time I open Word, however, the font is no longer on the drop-down menu and the document I created is no longer formatted with that font, but is in Times New Roman. What's going on? How do I embed the font so it is always a choice in Word and so that my document remains formatted in that font? It's like I do all this work and save my document, but it ends up somewhere in the twilight zone and a different document takes its place. I can almost hear the music.... and the voice of Rod Serling!

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Well, I solved my own problem. I'll say how just in case anyone else might have a similair dillemna (although I'm sure most, if not all, of you are far more savvy than I and wouldn't be in this situation). It seems that downloading fonts to c/windows/fonts is not enough. You have to then install them by going to start > controlpanel > fonts and clicking on file> install new font and then selecting the font to be installed. Once you do this, the font will appear in the drop-down list in Word, Outlook Express and wherever else there are font choices.

 

Live and learn! :lol:

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You don't even have to download them to your Fonts folder... You can download them anywhere, then head over to the font installation and do it from there, having it copy the font file to the font folder as well.

 

Then you can go remove the original file or do with it whatever you please.

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Yes... so I'm learning. That became apparent when I finally found "font installation" and realized I could select a font from any location. One of the sites offering free fonts even suggested using a Temp folder instead of the Fonts folder... said Windows likes it better that way.

 

Do you think Windows really has feelings???? :rolleyes:

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