How to Send Mac Fonts to a PC

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How to Send Mac Fonts to a PC
Transfer fonts from your Mac to your PC using a USB drive or CD-RW disc. (usb connection image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.com)

Fonts that are found on your Macintosh computer can also be used on your Window-based PC as long as the font's file extension is compatible for use on PCs. Font types that are OpenType or TrueType are compatible on both computer systems and can be transferred between computers via USB drive or CD-RW drive. Fonts are stored in the fonts folder on your computer's hard drive and are accessed by word processing applications for use. If your computer is unable to use the font, it will display an error message when you attempt to use the font in a document, according to Apple.

Skill level:
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Things you need

  • USB Drive
  • Blank CD-RW disc

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Instructions

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    Plug the USB drive into the Macintosh's USB port to connect it to the computer. Hold "Control" on your Macintosh's keyboard and click the "USB" or "No Name" icon on your desktop to access the USB drive.

  2. 2

    Release the "Control" key and click "Open" on the pop-up window.

  3. 3

    Click the "Finder" icon on your desktop's Dock and click the "Macintosh HD" icon in the window. Go to "User/Library/Fonts" to view your available fonts, and then highlight the fonts in the folder.

  4. 4

    Click "Edit" at the top of the screen and click "Copy" to copy the fonts.

  5. 5

    Click the USB window and click "Edit" at the top of the screen. Click "Paste" to paste the fonts into the USB window. The fonts will be transferred to your USB drive.

  6. 6

    Drag the USB icon to the Trash icon on your desktop's Dock to eject the USB drive safely. Remove the USB drive from your Mac and insert it into your PC's USB slot.

  7. 7

    Double-click the "My Computer" icon on your PC and double-click the "Removable Disk" icon in the window. Highlight the fonts in the USB's window and right-click one of the fonts.

  8. 8

    Click "Copy" on the shortcut menu and paste the fonts in the "Fonts" folder on your PC. The "Fonts" folder is located in the "System" folder on your PC.

  1. 1

    Insert a blank CD-RW disc into your Mac's CD-RW drive, click the "Finder" icon on the Dock, and click the "Macintosh HD" icon in the window. Go to "User/Library/Fonts" to view your fonts, and then highlight the fonts in the folder.

  2. 2

    Drag the highlighted fonts to the "CD" icon in the Finder's sidebar to copy them to the CD-RW disc.

  3. 3

    Click the "CD" icon and then click the "Burn" button in the Finder window to burn the fonts to your CD-RW disc.

  4. 4

    Press the "Eject" button on your keyboard after the burning process finishes and insert the disc into your PC's CD drive.

  5. 5

    Double-click the "My Computer" icon on your PC's desktop and double-click the "CD" icon to access the disc. Drag and drop the fonts to your Fonts folder located in the PC's System folder.

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