Adding fonts to the list

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Adding fonts to the list

Postby bobrands » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:02 am

How do I add additional fonts to the list that comes with Open Office? I have searched help and the users manual and cannot find this information. Thanks!
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Re: Adding fonts to the list

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:35 am

You install fonts on your computer (Control Panel / Fonts, unless this has changed in Windows 7) then you restart OpenOffice, including the Quickstarter. Easiest to reboot your computer.
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Re: Adding fonts to the list

Postby TheGurkha » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:33 pm

A useful source of free fonts (there are many others of course): Broble.
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Re: Adding fonts to the list

Postby RoryOF » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:43 pm

It used be the case, possibly still is, that free downloadable fonts can be of uncertain quality in terms of line and character spacing. They may also lack extended characters; we Europeans often find the euro symbol missing, for example. I'm not condemning all downloadable fonts out of hand, just drawing attention to some problems that they may introduce.
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Re: Adding fonts to the list

Postby Bill » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:44 pm

If you don't have the Control Panel set to "Classic View" in Windows 7 or Vista, it's probably easier to find the fonts folder by clicking the Start button and typing "fonts" in the search box.
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