RoryOF wrote:In Ubuntu, if one uses Nautilus and clicks on the font, it opens the display of that font in Font Viewer. On the RHS of that sceen is an Install Font button. It may be similar in Red Hat or Centos. I'd google for "install fonts centos"
You enable the default use of the font by editing the default Calc style.
I'm going off the air now.
When I got your response, I open up OO Writer to see if the fonts were there. And they were. Okay. So I reopen SCalc, and they were also there. So, I had them in the correct location all along. Then I remembered I had a second SCalc spreadsheet opened an hour or so earlier hiding behind all the other windows. I had closed it a few minutes before I got your response. And now it all makes sense.
So, the answer to my question is:
1) make sure you have *all* Open Office apps closed
2) drop your fonts into a subdirectory of /usr/share/fonts. (Just make up a name for the subdirectory.)
3) restart your OpenOffice apps
Thank you all for the moral support in helping me figure this out!