Install Fonts

Before you start…

If you would like to download new fonts or view a list of fonts already on your computer, please view the appropriate section of this help page. You can also download the official University fonts in the “Download Minion Pro and Myriad Pro” section.

Find a list of default Windows fonts

In Windows XP

  1. Click [Start] > [My Computer].
  2. Under “Other places” in the left-hand pane, Click “Control Panel.”
  3. In “Category view,” Click [Appearance and Themes] > Click “Fonts” under “See Also” on the left-hand side.
  4. In “Classic View,” Double-click the “Fonts” folder.

In Windows 7

  1. Click [Start] > [Control Panel].
  2. Click “Appearance and Personalization” > "Fonts."

Warning:

Custom fonts residing in C:\WINDOWS\Fonts will be lost if your computer is serviced or replaced, and oftentimes when Information Technology cleans up the networks over the summer. If you like to download and use many custom fonts (i.e., from the Internet), you will want to back up your custom font files to either a portable storage device or the "docs" folder on your C: drive.

Download Custom Fonts from the Internet

In Windows XP

  1. Search for “free fonts” on any search engine (e.g., Google). (Also try dafont.com.)
  2. Click [Download] next to the font you would like.
  3. Select [Open].
  4. In the open file window, select “Extract All...” from the upper left corner.
  5. Click [Next] > Click [Browse...].
  6. In the “Select a destination” window, select “My Computer” > “Local Disk (C:)” > “WINDOWS” > “Fonts” > [OK].
  7. Under “Files will be extracted to this directory:” it should say “C:\WINDOWS\Fonts.”
  8. Click [Next] > [Finish].

In Windows 7

  1. Search for “free fonts” on any search engine (e.g., Google).
  2. Click [Download] next to the font you would like.
  3. Select [Open].
  4. In the open file window, select “Extract All...” from the upper left corner.
  5. Click [Browse...] > Select a temporary location, such as your H: drive.
  6. Click [OK] > Click [Extract].
  7. Right-click the font file > Click "Install."
  8. If you are using a University computer, it may ask for an adminstrator password. Use the 6-digit number on the Cedarville sticker on your computer tower as the password > Click [Yes].

Windows will automatically add your downloaded custom font to the list of available fonts in Microsoft Office and other programs.

Note:

The custom font is downloaded to your C: drive, not to the network. If you create a document with a custom font and need to open it on another computer, you will need to install the custom font on the other computer as well.

Download Minion Pro and Myriad Pro

To download Minion Pro and Myriad Pro, Cedarville University's official fonts, please follow these instructions:

In Windows XP

  1. Go to [Start] > Select "Control Panel."
  2. In “Category View,” Click [Appearance and Themes] > Click “Fonts” under “See Also” on the left-hand side.
  3. In “Classic View,” Double-click the “Fonts” folder.
  4. Click “File” > “Install New Font….”
  5. Under “Drives" > Select “i” drive.
  6. Under “Folders” > Double-click the “FONTS” folder > Double-click the “University” folder.
  7. Click [Select All] > [OK].
  8. The fonts will install to the C: drive.

In Windows 7

  1. Go to [Start] > Select "Computer" > I: Drive.
  2. Open "FONTS" > "University."
  3. Press CTRL + A to select all.
  4. Right-click the files > Select "Install."
  5. If asked for an administrator password, enter the 6-digit number below the barcode on the sticker on your computer tower > Click [Yes].

Open the word processing or other program you wish to use and the University fonts will now show up in the font list.

Embed a Font in a PowerPoint Presentation

If you are working with custom fonts in PowerPoint, you can embed the fonts directly into the PowerPoint file so that you do not have to download and install the font on each machine you use for your presentation.

For steps on how to embed fonts in a PowerPoint file, see the Embed Fonts into a PowerPoint Presentation computer help page.

 

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