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Font Installation - where do I put them?

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by Allied Digital, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Allied Digital

    Allied Digital Member

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    Where do I drag the fonts into flexi (both OpenFace and TrueType)?
    I have had to reinstall flexi - In the past I would drag them into Windows and re-start Flexi and it would pick them up. Now it only picks up the TrueType.

    Can't I just drag them into Flexi? I navigate to >C >Flexi and I see URWFonts, CASFonts and FSFonts. Do I need to go to >Program, >Fonts?

    Thanks in advance.

    I had a clean install and added a larger HardDrive after a crash. (call me cheap -truth is, I dont have the luxury of time right now to update and re-learn)

    Windows XP (32-bit) Flexi 8.1 (or .3) if forget -
     
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  2. the graphics co

    the graphics co Active Member

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    control panel > fonts, drag and drop or copy and paste, they will be in your font list when you reopen flexi
     
  3. thewvsignguy

    thewvsignguy Active Member

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    Flexi should just pick up the font/s in your Windows font directory. Either open or true type just install the fonts on your PC, when you open Flexi back up they should be there. I have never added fonts into a Flexi directory, I have added them to the Windows font directory.

    We are on Flexi 10.5 on Win 7 and the beauty of that combo is that you can install a new font and not have to close and reopen Flexi. Flexi automatically knows a new font was installed and refreshes your fonts.
     
  4. steeltech

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    In windows 7 I open the attachment, preview and there is an instant install tab. Destination C:/Windows/Fonts
     
  5. Patentagosse

    Patentagosse Active Member

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    Hey, she's on XP guys...

    There's no special trick to get 'em to work. Install all your fonts into Window-»Fonts folder and they should show up when you re-open Flexi. I run 7.6 on XP and do this on a weekly base w/o issue.
     
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    If you are having problems with fonts not showing up in your font menu, check to see how many fonts are installed in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder. Every computer has it's limits. I recommend you try to keep it to less than 500.

    You should also install fonts into Windows using the Control Panel > Fonts > File Menu > Install command or you can have problems with your registry.
     
  7. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    A good font manager would prove helpful.


    JB
     
  8. visual800

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    no a font manager is just another space wasting program. windows fonts folder will suffice
     
  9. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    WELL I LOVE MY SPACE WASTING FONT MANAGER))))) i think its like 3.3 meg))))))
    COREL BITSTREAM FONT NAVIGATOR, its free with any version of COREL 7 or higher.
     
  10. visual800

    visual800 Very Active Member

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    ))))))))))i am so happy for you))))))))))))))!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. john1

    john1 Guest

    Sign Lady, are you by chance from Maryland?

    I seen a vehicle with The Sign Lady on it a few weeks ago is why i asked lol
     
  12. Allied Digital

    Allied Digital Member

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    no not from Maryland
    Visual... got a verbal chuckle here - too funny. I love comin to this place. It always brightens my day:)))):)))):))))
     
  13. Allied Digital

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    btw - I shut everything down and flexi pulled them in. Problem solved.
    I should heed my own words...aways saying -

    "When in doubt: REBOOT!"
     
  14. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    The nice thing about a font manager is that you're able to keep all your fonts in one place (much like the Windows font folder).

    But here's where I like the font manager over the Win folder:

    1) You have the ability to turn fonts "on" or "off" so they don't hog any ram.

    2) You can easily back up the font manager folder easier than you can the Win folder

    3) Font migration to a new computer is easier and quicker than the Win folder

    4) Font managers have viewing, catagorization and search functions that saves time when it comes to looking for fonts.


    JB
     
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