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Installing special fonts with Access 2007 Runtime package

I have found very little regarding loading add-on programs with Access runtime and I have created some cool event images ( like a birthday cake when it's your birthday) using HTML code but requires special Fonts to be added to the windows environment.

If I provide the Font package as an attached file, is there a way to activate the exe file with the Runtime package.
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Is this a program you are distributing where you are installing it with the Access Runtime, and you want fonts installed at the same time? If so, you should be able to add the fonts to your installer. I use Sagekey which installs the database, the runtime, and I also have a barcode font installed with it.
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If you're using the standard Runtime download, and just distributing that, then you probably shouldn't mess with that .msi file, and should instead use a commercial installer to include both the Runtime .msi file as well as your font. Most standard installers have a facility for installing fonts on end user machines.

There are several free installers: http://www.thefreecountry.com/programming/setup.shtml

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I actually store my  fonts in front end database. I install them on the fly when the database opens. I remove them when it closes.

I have created an example to show how to do this: Print Barcodes on an Access report

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MzLiberty22: - Per my question I AM USING ACCESS RUNTIME.


LSMConsulting: the link you provided "thefreecountry" has numerous "malware" connections;

like: Requested URL:             http://www.clickteam.com/webftp/files/4/5/icinst.exe
Category/categories:             Malware

TheHiTechCoach: I looked at your barcode file. No help either.  

I need the fonts "permanently"  installed in the WINDOWS\Fonts folder during the installation package. I am using QSetup to package my Access Runtime application. I am FAR BETTER at Access programming than I am at packing the final product. The QSetup (Pantaray) software company has limited support & software help.

http://www.pantaray.com/index.html 

Thank anyway.






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I have never used that the QSetup  installer. It is easy to do with all the installers I have used. Note that the installer must be  run with Administrator permissions.

This is why I do not install the fonts to the Windows system. I have them in my database. This avoids the issues you are having.  If you need to Fonts to be used by other apps while your database is not opened then you will need to install the Fonts "permanently".


I looked around the site for QSetup and it looks like it will do everything you want.

If you have an installer for the fonts then you can run it from the set up:

See: How to install another setup file during setup?

Fonts do not have to be in the Windows font folder. They can be in a any folder where you have permissions. You do nrrf to register them. The QSetup does have this option. See image below:

 Setup Options

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To TheHiTechCoach:

Thank you for taking the time to research this and show me and explain it. Know that I understand, I'll go back re-look at your bar code example. The only thing is, the fonts have to work all the time in the database, not just a report.

Thanks again. Mike
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<<The only thing is, the fonts have to work all the time in the database, not just a report.>>

Using my method, the font is available to all windows apps the entire time the database is opened.  They will work for forms, reports, and even mail merge to a Word document.
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"LSMConsulting: the link you provided "thefreecountry" has numerous "malware" connections;

like: Requested URL:             http://www.clickteam.com/webftp/files/4/5/icinst.exe
Category/categories:             Malware"

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What??? clickteam is the company that OWNS Install Creator, and the link simply asks you where you're coming from so they can direct you the correct download site. If your malware engine detects that as malicious, I'd suggest you contact the creator of that malware engine and advise them they have a false positive. I use the professional version of Malware Bytes and a scan of that site reports absolutely no malware or virus infestations, as did several other malware/virus scans. I've directed people to this site for years (and have used it myself) with zero issues.



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