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What do I have to do?

  1. Download the .zip (Windows or Mac) or the .exe (Windows only) file.
  2. Extract the contents of the .zip or .exe file.
  3. Install the font.

How do I download?

These instructions are based on Microsoft Explorer browser. Your web browser make work differently depending on the browser you are using and how you have your browser configured.

  1. Click on the "Download Self Extracting File" or "Download .zip file" link on the download page.
  2. If your browser prompts you "Do you want to open or save this file?" select Save.
  3. SELECT A FOLDER TO SAVE TO AND MAKE A NOTE OF WHERE YOU ARE SAVING THE FILE, then click Save.
    WINDOWS NOTE: I recommend saving the download in a new, empty folder in the My Documents folder, not in the Windows font folder.
    MAC NOTE: The downloaded file will probably end up on your desktop.

How do I extract (Windows)?

  1. Close your web browser, you don't need it for this part.
  2. Use Windows Explorer to locate the file you just downloaded. (Refer to the note you made in Step 3 of the download instructions.)
  3. Double-click on the file.

If you downloaded the .exe file you should see:

WinZip Self Extractor Dialog Box

I have noted in red on the illustration where you can select the destination folder for the extracted files. By default this will be the same folder where the downloaded file was saved. MAKE A NOTE OF THE LOCATION so you will know where the file is when you are ready to install the font.

If you downloaded the .zip file

WinZip or the program you use to unzip files should start when you double-click the file. Available options will be different depending on what program you use. WinZip users should select "Extract". A dialog box similar to the one shown below should be displayed.

WinZip Dialog Box Sample

I have noted in red on the illustration two areas of the dialog box you can use to  select the destination folder for the extracted files. MAKE A NOTE OF THE LOCATION so you will know where the file is when you are ready to install the font.

How do I extract (Mac)?

Newer versions of the operating system should extract the files during download and place them in a folder on your desktop. Older versions of the operating system may require you to have a separate program such as Stuffit. No support is available for extracting files on Macs as I have no test platform available to me.

How do I install the font?

This varies depending on your version of the Windows or Mac operating system. You may find the instructions available at the following link useful. No support is available for installing fonts.

Installing a font in Windows - from about.com

Installing a font on a Mac - from about.com

 

   
 
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