Tutorials

Installing a Font

Overview

It is likely at some point you will need a font that didn't come pre-installed on your system. You may want a specific font for a graphic design, or you may be working on a collaborative project with someone who had a different set of fonts installed. Fortunately, installing a font is fairly easy.

Tutorial

Installing a Font on a Mac

1. Find a font and download it. Dafont.com is a good resource.

Note: if you download a font, be sure to check the license and respect the creator's wishes.

2. Locate the font in your downloads folder.

Some fonts will down load as a zip file. Simply double click it to unzip it.

3. Look for a .ttf or .otf file (TrueType Format or OpenType Format), and double click it.

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4. Font Book will open a preview window. Click the "Install Font" option in the lower right corner.

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5. That's it! The font will be installed on your computer, and you will be able to access it with any program (Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, etc.).

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Tutorial by Elise Tarsa