How to Install a Font

How to Install a Font

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If I had a nickle for every time I was asked, “How do I install a font?“, well, I could retire.

There are literally hundreds of thousands of fonts out there. Corel WordPerfect Office, for example, ships with more than 900 fonts and CorelDRAW Graphics Suite has well over 1,000.

So, how do you install a font anyway? Actually, there are at least 3 different ways.

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1. The easiest is to right-click on the font and select Install.
2. You could also double-click the font and click on the Install button.
3. Or you can drag the font to the Windows font folder.

Now, a bit of a caution here. DO NOT install them all. Microsoft Windows seems to get a bit grumpy if you do. Try to keep it under, say, 350 although there are those out there that will tell you that they have over 2,000 fonts installed and do not have an issue. In my opinion, it’s an accident looking for a place to happen.

Now I have mentioned that there are literally thousands and thousands of fonts out there, and rather than leave you to find them on your own, I thought that I might share a few links to sites where you can get some pretty cool fonts to play with for yourself.

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While there are many font foundries (yup, that’s what they call them) that make high quality fonts (and some can fetch a pretty price), there are others that offer them for free. Here are just a few.

Font Paradise
Dafont
Free Font Fun
Font Squirrel

How to Identify a Font

Now, while we are talking about fonts, I would be remiss if I did not bring up What the Font. For those that do not know, What the Font is the brainchild of those font people at Bitstream. It’s a site that allows you to identify a font based on a scanned image of the type. It’s a great innovation for those that need to identify a font used in a particular job. What the Font is also accessible from within CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, versions X4 and higher.

So the next time you are looking for a cool font well…. you know what to do.

Get started with our free Font Collection! It’s our gift to you, just in time for all those holiday projects you have planned.

Download our free Font Collection here.

Don’t for get to share your creations with us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. We love to see what everyone is creating!

Here is a preview of the fonts in our free Font Collection.
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Comments (6)

  • Hannahlnm Reply

    hi!
    When I try to put subtitle, it showed ??????? I want to use Zawgyi-One font. Can you help me please?

    November 14, 2017 at 9:25 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Hannahlnm,

      How did you install the Zawgyi-One font? If the font has been incorrectly loaded into Windows, programs running in Windows will not be able to access the font file.

      Regards,
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      November 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm
    • Roger Wambolt Reply

      Hello Hannahlnm,
      One other thing to consider is that not all fonts have all characters built into them. If you try to use a character that is not in the font, it will provide a “default” character in its place. In this case, I suspect that the character is a “?”. I have seen some fonts where there are lowercase characters available and not uppercase characters.

      November 20, 2017 at 7:08 am
  • Steve Osborn Reply

    I have a problem. I have used Garamond for probably 30 years. I finally succumbed to WP’s advertising and upgraded to the new WP8.
    Garamond and a few others have been deleted, apparently. If I bring up one of my older documents, it comes up in Times New Roman. I can change it to other fonts, but there is no Garamond.
    I have searched, but cannot find a way to import the font from old documents, etc. So far, I haven’t found Garamond anywhere, which is odd because thousands use it and a huge number of books have been printed in Garamond.
    The new fonts in WP8 do not provide me with a way to continue my newsletter, for everything is thrown out of kilter.
    Can you advise?

    March 30, 2017 at 7:42 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Steve,

      WordPerfect uses the font files loaded into Windows, although it is possible that uninstalling a previous word processor removed a few that came with it as part of the process. Not to worry though! You can find Garamond online at a number of locations, including Font Squirrel and Google Fonts. Once you have downloaded them, simply install those fonts into the Windows font repository. Here is a Microsoft Support article on how to install fonts.

      Hope this helps!
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      April 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm
  • Nettie Reply

    Thank you!! What else can I say? I am a fontfantastic nut!! I am careful not to overload, though. I do go in and delete those I do not use often, unless it is particular to a holiday. Thank you! I create post for my Facebook page using photos and my own artwork I have created in PSP for many years as backgrounds. I use PSP because I do both photos and my artwork which I can do in this one program. I use the font for my poetry, writings and Scriptures that I put on my backgrounds.

    June 9, 2016 at 4:38 pm

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