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[Solved] How do I add fonts to Calc?

Postby ToddAndMargo » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:48 am

Hi All,

OS: CentOS 5.4 (Linux)

I just downloaded a set on fonts that have slashed zeros (http://www.wm8c.com/hamfonts_collection.zip). I stuck them in "/usr/share/fonts/HamFonts". Then restarted Calc. No Joy. They are not in the drop down list. Not to ask too stupid a question, but how do I get Calc to read them?

Many thanks,
-T
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Re: How do I add fonts to Calc?

Postby RoryOF » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:58 am

What operating system are you using? Font installation differs from OS to OS. In Windows you open Control Panel / Fonts and select Add Font, and point it to the font you wish to add. Thereafter any application can use that font. In linux there are different methods.

Having made the font available, you then may have to select that Font in Calc to use it. It may be possible to customise Calc to use that as a default, but I know nothing of that, s someone else will have to pick up that point.
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Re: How do I add fonts to Calc?

Postby ToddAndMargo » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:06 am

RoryOF wrote:What operating system are you using?


CentOS 5.4, which is a clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4.
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Re: How do I add fonts to Calc?

Postby RoryOF » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:25 am

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.
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Re: How do I add fonts to Calc?

Postby ToddAndMargo » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:58 am

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.
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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!
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