Adding more font types for your Office
Once you acquired more experience using Windows applications, you may soon crave for more variety of font types. Find out how to install more font types in DIY way.
We normally use Windows applications to finish our work. These might be some word processing applications, spreadsheet, text editor, design, publishing or web development applications to name a few. Even if you use different applications for different purposes, they usually involve text output or printouts in one way or another. These applications usually come with some pre-installed fonts, but after some time, you might find them quite boring and need some new typeset to work on with. Installing new typeset may be easy for those who have the computer background, but others may not have any idea on how to go about it. This article will show you how to install fonts in Windows XP easily.
The first step is to get the fonts that you want. You can find this from the Internet. Try to search on something like ‘fonts for Windows XP’ and you will see a whole lot of the search result. Choose the one that you like from the list. You need to download appropriate files that contain the fonts into the folder of your choice. If it is an archive (for example .zip or .rar), you need to extract it before it can be installed.
The second step is to go to Control Panel. Click Start menu -> Control Panel. Then in the Control Panel, click the Fonts icon menu. This will eventually display a window with the fonts that have been installed on your computer. To add a new font, go to ‘File’ menu -> then select ‘Install New Font’.
Then search the folder that contains the fonts that has just been downloaded and extracted. Once you select the folder, icons representing different fonts inside this folder will be displayed. You need to select the font (or all the fonts) that you want to install on this folder and click OK. These fonts will be copied into the font folder in your computer system.
The last step is to check and test your font word processing application. Once the new fonts are discovered by that application, you can use them on other applications across Windows from then on.