Installing TrueType and OpenType fonts

OpenType fonts may be in 'Compact Font' format .OTF or 'TrueType' format .TTF (though they are all often referred to as TrueType fonts). They will be installed under Windows only when needed and so to be available for future use, they must not be deleted.

There are two methods of installing TTF and OTF fonts:

Click to expand/collapse this hidden textFrom Windows
Installs any of the available Windows OpenType fonts under EscapeE 'eE' iconEscapeE.
1.Select Install TrueType Fonts...  From Windows on the 'Fonts' menu.
2.Select a Font family from the list of names.
3.Select a font Style from the list.
4.Select/enter a point Size for the font: you will see a sample of text in the chosen font in the panel below. Note that the selected point size merely affects the size of the sample – the font will be scalable to any size.
5.If you would like to show a different piece of Sample Text in the font, choose one from the drop-down list.
6.You may try choosing different font family, style and/or size attributes until you find the font you require.
7.With the font that you would like to install selected, click Add.
8.If there is no default typeface (in the PCLT table) in the TrueType file, the typeface dialog will be displayed; enter the typeface number then click OK.
9.Repeat selection of family, style and size attributes steps for each font you would like to Add.
10.Click Finished.
The Resident font details are displayed for you to see.
Click to expand/collapse this hidden textFrom File
To install OpenType fonts from TTF and OTF files not currently installed as Windows fonts.
1.Select Install TrueType Fonts  From File... on the 'Fonts' menu.
2.You may need to click Browse to locate the folder where the fonts are stored before the appropriate font-table of 'Likely font files' (extension .TTF or .OTF) is shown.
3.Click to select a font or
sweep out to select a range of fonts or
choose Select All from the right-click pop-up menu.
4.To view the font characteristics, select a font and click Details from the menu-bar.
5.Click Add.
Tip:  you may click Remove to safely remove fonts from the list without deleting the files.
Click to expand/collapse hidden textAdding downloaded TrueType and OpenType fonts to the Resident Font Library

Note that while downloaded OpenType TTF and OTF fonts can be added to the Resident Font Library, it is not usually appropriate.

This is because the TTF and OTF fonts downloaded with a document usually contain only those characters needed to output that document. Consequently a font downloaded from one document cannot be relied upon to provide all of the characters required for a different document.

1.Open the Font table for downloaded fonts by selecting Downloaded Fonts from the 'Fonts' menu.
2.Highlight the (first) font to be added.
oTo add a block of fonts, hold down the Shift key and click the last font in the block: this highlights all the fonts in the block.
3.Click Add.

Changing the typeface

In order to match the typeface that was requested in the PCL file, any OpenType fonts that you install must be assigned an appropriate typeface. You may change the typeface for any resident fonts by displaying the resident fonts, selecting them then:

right clicking and choosing Change typeface from the pop-up menu: see Font tables.