RE: Font Weirdness--Word 97 on Win 95

Subject: RE: Font Weirdness--Word 97 on Win 95
From: kimber_miller -at- acs-inc -dot- com
To: <ARUBOTTOM -at- SENSORMATIC-VPD -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 1999 14:43:50 -0600

FINALLY! Someone who knows what's happened! My hero!

Yes, the "Install New Font" command is missing from the File menu in the Fonts
folder. I copied the TT file over only when that option wasn't there, hoping
that it would work anyway. My initial plea to the list was the result of that
effort.

Please share with me (us) the way to restore this and any insight into the
weirdness that might have caused that command to disappear!

<<relieved sigh>>>

--Kimber


-----Original Message-----
From: "RUBOTTOM AL" <ARUBOTTOM -at- SENSORMATIC-VPD -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 12:11 PM
To: Kimber Miller; TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Subject: RE: Font Weirdness--Word 97 on Win 95

FYI:

You cannot install a font in Windows [any ver.] simply by copying the font
into the Fonts folder.

You must INSTALL it from Fonts [via Control Panel], using the option
"Install New Font"
[from File menu}, then point to the font file, which you've copied to a TEMP
dir. or other location.

THEN & only then can Windows add it to the available Fonts AND to the
Registry info for all fonts
that the system now knows it has installed, so that all apps can use it.

PS: If your Fonts File menu does NOT have the Install New Font option alive,
I can tell you how
to restore it -- sometimes that gets trashed by unfathomable Windows
weirdness... thanks, Bill_G!

carry on,
Al


> -----Original Message-----
> From: kimber_miller -at- acs-inc -dot- com [SMTP:kimber_miller -at- acs-inc -dot- com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 09, 1999 12:28 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Font Weirdness--Word 97 on Win 95
>
> Anybody out there know what might be the issue here?:
>
> I want to install a new TT font. I successfully copy it to my Windows/Font
> folder. Word doesn't know it's there. Neither do any of the other Office
> applications. I don't know if this is Word weirdness or Windows weirdness,
> and I
> can't find anyone or thing around here that can give me the answer.
> <<argh>>
>
>






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