How to Substitute a Font for Barmeno BQ

Written by carolyn rumsey
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Sometimes speciality fonts such as Barmeno BQ can be expensive, and you like the font but don't have the cash to afford it. Fortunately, hundreds of aspiring typographers put their work online for free or cheap, and these fonts can look very similar to the speciality fonts. As for Barmeno BQ, there are plenty of fonts to choose from, with some of them coming directly from the standard font library that comes with most computers.

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    Decide on a font that is similar to Barmeno BQ and will still suit your needs. If you don't want to go through the process of downloading a font, pick a substitute that is already in your computer's font library. Fonts to consider are Helvetica, Helvetica Neue, Letter Gothic, FF Sari, Veranda, ITC Franklin Gothic and Lucida Sans Typewriter.

  2. 2

    Download the font if you need to. Type the title of the font into a search engine and select a site that offers it as a free or reasonably priced download. Click on the "Download" button and save the font anywhere in your computer.

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    Unzip the font file. On Windows, double-click on the zip and choose to "Extract all files" or save the files directly to your font library. Place the files into the "Fonts" folder, which you can find either at C:\Windows\Fonts or C:\WINNT\Fonts. On a Mac, place the files from the font folder in /library/fonts.

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    Open the document you want to use the special font on. Highlight the section of text you want to change, and locate the toolbar that contains the font information. Select the font you would like and the highlighted text will change to this font.

Tips and warnings

  • To transfer more than one file at once to the fonts library, select several fonts at once using the "Ctrl" or "Command" button.
  • If you have Mac OS X 10.3 or above, you can simply double-click the font file and choose the "Install font" button at the bottom of the preview.
  • On Windows, you can also access the font library going through the "Start" menu > "Control Panel" > "Appearance and Themes" > "Fonts."
  • Font files typically come in the form of a .ttf, .otf or .fon extension.
  • Only download files from reputable sites.

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