Monday, April 9, 2012

how to install free fonts

There's nothing like a cute font to add a little pizazz to a card, document, graphic, or website.  Really, there's never a time that a different font won't add interest and style.  Times New Roman, Comic Sans and Arial -- move aside!  There are way too many unique fonts (and they're free) to be using those boring old standard fonts!

There's a little you need to know, though.  First, where are these fonts?  And second, once you find them, how the heck do you make them usable on your computer?  I can help you with that!

There are many places you can stumble upon free fonts (like blogs), but the best place to start is - where there are thousands of fonts to choose from.  The first time you install these to your computer could seem a little tricky depending on how computer savvy you are, but if I can do it - you can.


Browse through fonts and find one you like on DAFONT.COM.


Click OPEN - not save.

A window will open and your font will be sitting there, but you have to move it. 

Click on it, hold your mouse down, drag the icon onto your desktop, and release.

Do this with as many fonts as you like and keep them all together at your desktop.

Once you're satisfied with the amount of fonts you dragged to your desktop...

Click the START button.



Click the FONT folder and open it.

Select all the fonts from your desktop, DRAG them and release into the FONT folder.

Once this is done, you can delete the fonts off of your desktop.

They're now ready to use in whatever program you want (PAINT + WORD).

Enjoy your new fonts!  And leave me a comment if you have any questions.

If you're not sure where to start, here are just a few of my favorite fonts:

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