Sometimes being limited to the factory-installed fonts on a computer can be a drag on creativity. Projects and letters can often benefit by adding new fonts, which may catch the attention of readers more easily. Simply trying to copy and paste a font from the Internet will not work, unless the font is installed on the computer in use. Fortunately, there are many fonts available online --- including graffiti fonts --- and they are relatively easy to install.
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Locate the desired font's installation file. There are many websites that offer fonts to download, often for free. If there is a particular font in use somewhere that you would like to use, try contacting the producer of the content to inquire about the font's name. Browsing through websites that offers fonts is a great way to find something to fit any project. Once a font is selected, download the font's installation file. This is usually contained in a zip folder.
Open the Control Panel from the Windows Start Menu. Click "Appearance and Personalization" and then select the fonts icon. Click the "File" option at the top and choose "Install a New Font." This will open a browsing folder. Locate the download location of the new font and select the font's zipped folder or installation file. Select "Install" and close the fonts folder when installation has finished.
Save any work and close the program in which you want to use the new font. Open the program again and scroll through the fonts options to verify the new font installed correctly. The font should now be selectable, and the copy-and-paste function will now work correctly with the font. To copy and paste the font into other projects, use Ctrl+C (Copy) and Ctrl+V (paste).
Tips and warnings
- Some fonts require rights to be obtained for commercial use or credit to be given. Check any documentation that comes with the downloaded font to confirm commercial usage rights.
- Be careful when downloading fonts from unknown websites. Scan questionable files with an antivirus program to ensure that no malicious software is installed.
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