Normally I blog about web 2.0 tools, but in the last couple of weeks I have been asked a couple of times how a Windows user can add fonts. The tutorial is meant for Windows XP, but the instructions would be similar for all operating systems. Don't know about Windows 8 though because I haven't had the occasion to work with it yet.
Adding extra fonts to your computer
- You can add any font to windows XP but the following link has about a couple of hundred that I enjoy using. Not that I use all of them, I am a Times Roman fan. Many of the fonts though are great for K-6 educators who like to be fancy. Here is the link to a zipped file: fonts.zip
- If you get the following box, click OK
- Click the “Open” button. It will take a minute or two to download the file.
- A new window will pop up.
- Find and click the link “Extract all files”
- Click the “Next” button. It should now go through an extraction process.
- When it is done click the finish button.
- Double left click on the folder, “fonts for teachers.”
- Click on “Edit” in the menu bar and then click the “Select All” option.
- All of the files should now be highlighted
- Click on “Edit” again and the select the “Copy” option.
- In the address bar at the top of the same window, delete what’s there and type in “c:\Windows\Fonts”
- It isn’t case sensitive
- Hit enter on your keyboard
- You will now see all of the fonts that your computer already has.
- Click on “Edit” again from the menu bar.
- Select the “Paste” option.
- It will now begin to install the fonts. You might get a box that says that you already have that font installed. Just click OK and it will move on to the next one. You might get a different box at some point that states that you cannot install a certain font; click the OK button also.
- Once you go through this process the fonts are officially installed.
- You can now go to Word and….
- SEE ALL THE NIFTY NEW FONTS
- If you cant read that above, it states, “See all the nifty new fonts.”