Instal Font on Windows 7

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-21
I want to install the font Droid Sans Mono Font on Windows 7.
I've downloaded it I think. Its a ttf file. Is this a font.
I cannot put it in my C:\Windows\Fonts folder.
And even if I could would this install it?
I see the font on sale on the internet for $150.
Could this be true> That I have to pay for it?
Question by:claghorn
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    Accepted Solution

    You can't copy it to that folder?  Do you receive a UAC prompt?

    A simple alternate method is described within the "Most Helpful Reply" from the Microsoft Answers forums:

    How do I add a font in Windows 7?
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    Expert Comment

    If you have the TTF file, right click and a menu appears.
    Choose "Install"
    The font will be copied to the Windows font directory and is now available for use in Word, etc.

    To see the font details, go to Start/Control Panel/Fonts

    You should see the font there (using the search text box if you can't find it easily).

    You can remove a font with the Right Click on the mouse while highlighting a font (family) and select Delete.

    It's very simple to add and remove fonts.


    Author Comment

    Thanks but I've tried this already.
    I do not get a UAC prompt. Nothing happens at all. The option to paste is greyed out. CTRL-V does nothing.
    I click the file in its current location and nothing indicates an install. When double clicking, it opens in a program called ACDSee. Where would I get prompted to install the font?
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    Expert Comment

    What did you try?  Control-V is part of the Copy (Control-C) Paste (Control-V) method of copying a file.

    You don't need to copy a TTF file, you INSTALL a TTF file and let the operating system copy it as part of the install.

    Grab a free front from here

    Put it somewhere NOT in the font directory.

    Then RIGHT CLICK on the TTF file and look for a menu that includes "Install" as one of the options.

    To install a font, you use the Right Click and Install approach, not Copy/Paste.

    Hope this helps.


    Author Comment

    Actually, No. I moved the file to another location and was finally able to find the install item.
    This is my solution. Thanks anyways.
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    Expert Comment

    As I suggested, you don't need to move the file into the Fonts directory.

    My answer works, but oh well.

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