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Old 09-10-2006, 03:24 AM   #1
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I installed quite allot of fonts to in windows fonts folder.That was before I found out that your supposed to put them in sub folders, or a folder outside of the fonts folder. How do I go into Windows fonts folder and move the fonts I stuck in there by accident. I have 1953 fonts in the windows fonts folder. I have quite a few various programs installed on my PC. I am sure they installed fonts to the widows fonts folder. And they will need to stay in the folder.Thanks,Vera
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:05 AM   #2
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That was before I found out that your supposed to put them in sub folders, or a folder outside of the fonts folder
Generally, a font manager can only activate and deactivate fonts if (a) they're outside the Windows fonts folder (in Win XP, for instance, not in WinNT\Fonts) and (b) knows where you've put the fonts that it has installed. ATM Deluxe, for instance, recommended that the folder for installed TrueType fonts should be WinNT\Fonts\ATMFonts (but you can choose any other folder) and that for installed Type 1 PS fonts or OTF fonts C:\PSFonts. So you make sure that your 1900 or so fonts are installed and in the right folders; if they're activated, deactivate them. The next step is to remove most fonts from WinNT\Fonts.

You go to the Control Panel and select 'Fonts'. Then you delete all the fonts you find there, EXCEPT any bit font (the extension is always FON) and a number of fonts that Windows needs:

Arial, Times New Roman, and Courier New (regular, bold, bold italic, and italic);
Marlett, Modern, Symbol, and Wingdings;
Tahoma (if present) and, I think, Verdana.

Don't worry too much about attempting to delete any of the fonts that Windows needs, because you won't be allowed to by Windows, but of course it wastes your time.

Other font managers work similarly, but most have on-line manuals that you can download.

If the procedure seems compicated in Windows, it is even worse in Mac OS 10.

   
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Thanks, so very much.


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I should have mentioned that some applications want to have certain type families in the WinNT\Fonts folder, and although Windows lets you delete them, they appear mysteriously (or so it seems) when you next look; FrameMaker does that, wanting Franklin Gothic always available.

   
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