Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How to Work with the Valentine Fonts

In my last post, I recommended several Valentine-themed fonts available at If you've never downloaded, installed, and typed with free fonts, here are some quick tips to get you going:
  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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).
  4. 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!


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