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How to access fonts in Broderbund & Windows programs - 8/29/2012 2:53:22 PM   
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Windows programs install fonts in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder. The fonts in that folder are accessible by all Windows programs - including Broderbund programs. However, older versions of Print Shop and PrintMaster are designed to use ONLY *.ttf fonts . So, the only fonts that those Broderbund programs can access in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder are *.ttf fonts.

NOTE: Since both Print Shop 2.0 & 3.0 and PrintMaster 2.0, 2011 and 2012 do not access fonts from Broderbund's Core Fonts folder, the following information does not apply to those versions of Print Shop and Printmaster.

Older versions of Print Shop and PrintMaster install fonts in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Broderbund\Core Fonts folder. The fonts installed in that folder are accessible ONLY in Broderbund programs and are NOT accessible in other Windows programs.

Some newer versions of Print Shop and PrintMaster install shortcuts for some (but not all) Broderbund fonts in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder. When shortcuts for Broderbund fonts are installed in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder, those fonts will be accessible in all Windows programs.

For all other Broderbund fonts - which don't have a shortcut in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder - the most efficient way to use those fonts in other Windows programs would be to manually install those fonts in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder.

To install Broderbund fonts into the C:\Windows\Fonts folder, do this:

WinXP & WinVista:

1. Open the C:\Windows\Fonts folder (either by going to Control Panel then clicking on 'Fonts' or by opening Windows Explorer then selecting the C:\Windows\Fonts folder)

2. When the Fonts window opens, click on 'File' in the menubar then click on 'Install New Font' in the menu that drops down.

3. When the Add Fonts window opens, click in the box next to 'Copy fonts to Font folder' (to remove the checkmark).

NOTE: When the checkmark is removed from the box next to 'Copy fonts to Font folder', the end result will be one font file in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Broderbund\Core Fonts folder and a shortcut to that font file in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder. If the checkmark is not removed, you will end up with two identical font files - one in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Broderbund\Core Fonts folder and one in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder. Since it's not absolutely necessary to have font files in both folders, you can save some hard drive space by making sure that the checkmark is removed from the box next to 'Copy fonts to Font folder'.

4. Using the Folders: box on the bottom left side of the Add Fonts window, navigate to the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Broderbund\Core Fonts folder. Then, double-click on the Core Fonts folder.

6. After the font names are displayed, click on the name of the font you want to install, then click on OK. After the font is installed, it should appear in the fonts lists for all of your installed software.

If you don't mind having two identical font files on your hard drive, you can install Broderbund fonts by simply copying the font file from the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Broderbund\Core Fonts folder to the C:\Windows\Fonts folder.

Windows 7:

Either simply copy the font file to the C:\Windows\Fonts folder or right click on the font file then select 'Install' from the menu that drops down.

Win98 or WinME:

WARNING: If you are using Win98 or WinME, you will want to be sure to NOT have more than 750 fonts installed in the C:\Windows\Fonts folder - because more than 750 installed fonts on Win98 or WinME can cause a multitude of problems.

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