Installing PostScript Fonts on Windows 7
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To install your font, please follow each step listed below. PostScript fonts cannot be installed via the “drag and drop” method. Windows 7 requires that all PostScript fonts include a PFM file for installation. Not all PostScript fonts include PFM files. To determine if a postscript font includes a PFM file, search for the font on Fonts.com. Select the font and locate the “Technical Details” Tab.
Search the screen for the “Windows – Postscript” details. If the .PFM file is listed under “File Name(s)”, the font is compatible with Windows 7.
Begin by downloading and saving your font data file to a location that is easy for you to access. We recommend downloading to your desktop.
Step 1: Extract your fonts from the .zip file
The zip file on your desktop will look like the sample below:
- Right click on the zip file.
- Left click “Extract All” from the menu.
- Select a destination to extract your files by left clicking the “Browse” button.
- Left click on “Desktop”.
- Left click on “OK”.
- The “Select a destination” screen will pop up again. Left click “Extract”.
- Close any open windows and return to the desktop.
- A folder now exists on the desktop named “Purchased_Fonts”.
- Find and open the folder within the “Purchased_Fonts” named “Windows-PostScript”.
- Double left click on the Type 1 font file. The file should display the following icon in front of it:
- A new window will open that shows a preview of the font. Left Click on the “Install” button.
- A pop-up will appear that says “Windows needs your permission to continue”.
- Select “Continue”.
- The font selected is now installed. Confirm installation by opening your control panel.
- Open the “Fonts” folder.
- Search for the font that has just been installed.
- Some programs require a system reboot to show fonts in the drop down menu. Fonts.com recommends rebooting your system upon completion of the installation process.