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I downladed a font that i want to use on my page and i can't seem to add it?

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how is a new font added and available for use in dreamweaver ?
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Question by:Auerelio Vasquez
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by:Esopo
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You first need to add the font to your system.

At the end of this link you'll find detailed instructions for installing fonts in every WinOS:
http://www.microsoft.com/typography/users.htm

Then you need to edit the font list in the Dreamweaver's font selection dropdown-list in the properties area, to do this you select the last item of the list "Edit font list..." or select the same from the FONT option in the TEXT menu.

Be careful when you use special fonts in a web page, cause if the users (viewers of your web page) doesn't have the font installed in their machines they won't be able to see it.

Best regards,

Esopo.
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by:Auerelio Vasquez
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ok. so really this is useles unless i know that every user has the font installed then.... is there a way around it ?

Also, is there a way to add a background to a stylesheet ? I WANT to add a photograph and have it be the background of the style sheet. if i can't do it on a CSS how do i do it in a normal page ? i will increas the points and i will accept you're first answer. I will give you all hte points if you answer the last question. thanks.
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>ok. so really this is useles unless i know that every user has the font installed then.... is there a way around it ?
The only way around that is to make graphics of the text info you want to display. You can use any graphic software to type the text and export it to a gif file or a jpg. The viewer can see everything in the font you wanted but you loose a few things like letting them select the text, etc.

>Also, is there a way to add a background to a stylesheet ?
You should ask this is another Q. We'll be happy to answer but is better to not mix the questions.

Best regards,

Esopo.
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by:valekhawke
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You Can use WEFT (Web Embedding Fonts Tool) to embed the fonts you want the site visitors to see regardless of whether they have it installed or not. You can read more about it and get to the download page from this link.

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/web/embedding/weft3/default.htm
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