- Download the .zip file. At dafont, you download a compressed (.zip) file that usually contains more than one file, such as a Truetype font (.ttf extension) plus other versions, and perhaps additional variations of the same font, such as bold or italics versions.
- Uncompress the .zip file. Once you download the .zip file, you have to uncompress it. Here's a link to instructions from Microsoft: How to compress/uncompress a file (Windows)
- Install the font. After you uncompress the file, you have to install the font. The steps involved depend on your computer's operating system. Here are the instructions from Windows: How to install/uninstall fonts (Windows).
- Select the font in your software program. Now that the font is installed on your system, you can access it from your favorite software programs, wherever you select a font. Once you select the font, start typing!