Installing Fonts into Windows™
Minimum System Requirements
Windows XP or Windows Vista
Note: Ascender can only provide customer support only to users of current operating systems and applications. If you have an older system you may need additional software, such as Adobe Type Manager (ATM), or may not have access to extended features of the font.
Uncompressing a font
All fonts downloaded from Ascender are in a compressed format. You first need to uncompress the files before installation. Simply double-click on the .zip file to uncompress it. We recommend that you save the uncompressed file to your desktop. If this does not work you will need to get a free utility to unzip the files, such as WinZip or StuffItExpander.
If you have any questions about OpenType, TrueType, PostScript ® or Type 1 font formats, read more on font formats.
Installing fonts into Windows Vista & Windows 7
Right-Click on the font, select Install. This will open the Windows Font Installer and automatically copy the font into the Windows font folder.
Note: if you do not see the "Install" option when you right-click on the font it could be that the font file was not uncompressed. To uncompress the font drag the font file out of the existing folder onto the desktop. Then try again to right-click on the font and select "Install". Alternatively, follow the procedures below for Windows XP to copy the fonts into the System Fonts Folder.
Installing fonts into Windows XP
To install fonts you will simply drag and drop your new fonts into the Windows Fonts folder. You will want to open two folders: the folder with your new fonts and the system fonts folder. Note: before installing any new fonts you should close all open applications.
1. In Windows XP, from the Start menu select Control Panel.
2. In Windows XP, select Appearances and Themes, then select Fonts (under "See Also" ).
3. Open the folder containing the TrueType or OpenType font files you have downloaded. Make sure you can see both the Fonts folder and the folder with your new TrueType or OpenType fonts.
4. Select your new font files, then drag them to the Fonts folder.
NOTE: if you receive an error message it could be because the fonts have not been uncompressed. First drag the font from its folder to the desktop, and then drag it to the system Fonts folder.
5. You have successfully copied your fonts into the Windows system and they are now installed.
Note: you can also install the fonts by selecting File > Install New Font from the Fonts Folder. This opens the Add Fonts screen.
In the Add Fonts screen you need to navigate to the location where you saved the downloaded or unzipped fonts. If you have trouble locating your downloaded fonts we suggest you copy them to the C: hard disk. This will make it easier to find them in the Add Fonts screen. When you see your font in the List of Fonts box, click the font you want to add (or Control-click to select more than one), and Click OK.