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How to download fonts
I've been creating a lot lately, in case you haven't noticed, and one of my favorite things is a fun font. Office 2007 came with the standard, run of the mill fonts, but I like something more excited. I just learned how to download fonts, and now I'm going to teach YOU!

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  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 1
    Step 1

    The first thing you will want to do is figure out where the stuff you download goes. If you use firefox like me (and if you don't you should check it out) you should select tolls from the top and click on options

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Depending on your preference, you can select where your downloads go, or you can choose the option below to have it ask you where you want things saved each time you download.

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now that we know where our downloads go, it's time to search for fonts!

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 4
    Step 4

    You can google "free fonts" or something around those lines.

    My favorite site for free fonts is fontspace.

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 5
    Step 5

    Find a font you like, hover the mouse over it, and a "download" option should appear...click it!

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 6
    Step 6

    Save the file.

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 7
    Step 7

    I opted for firefox to ask me where to save my files each time I download. I picked a folder in my documents I named "FONTS" and saved it there. If you choose a default location back in step 1, that's where your download is going.

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 8
    Step 8

    Most font files are zipped or compressed files. That's why the file icon has a zipper on it. You'll need to extract your files. Right click on the icon and select "extract all" or a similar option. There should be some kind of wizard or something to help you extract.

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once you extract your files, you'll notice your computer created a new file. That means it was successful!

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now, hop over to your control panel...

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 11
    Step 11

    ...and open up your fonts folder. (Did you know you had a fonts folder? I didn't.)

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 12
    Step 12

    In your fonts folder, select file, and then install new font.

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 13
    Step 13

    Locate your folder and font files.

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 14
    Step 14

    And select the extracted folder that contains your font file. (I always have to give it a good double click before it will show my font in that upper box) Select the font in the upper box and click OK.

  • How to make a fonts. Download Fonts - Step 15
    Step 15

    YOUR FONT IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR USE!

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Jen Bunny
Jen Bunny · Tampa, Florida, US
Thanks a lot this is going to be very helpful but now i'm obsessed lol I want ALL the fonts lol =]
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JossieAyame
JossieAyame · Pretoria, Gauteng, ZA · 150 projects
Thank you! I always wondered how to download fonts, this really helped =]
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CO + K User

Thank you, this was very useful!
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numberonecurliegurlie
numberonecurliegurlie · 8 projects
The font files themselves don't. I'm not sure about the downloads. You can probably delete them after you install.
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PIN-UP ^alex^
PIN-UP ^alex^ · 20 projects
how awesome....do they take up too much space???
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Hypergraphia
Hypergraphia · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 41 projects
So cool! I always wondered how to do that, thanks for the great tut :3
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