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How To Add Fonts To Illustrator?

Discussion in 'Graphics & Multimedia' started by Kel, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. #1
    This might be really obvious and basic but Im only new to Illustrator. Actually Im new to all graphic design but slowly picking it up :)

    I just need to know how to add fonts to illustrator? And can I add cliparts or do I just copy and paste them when I need them? :confused:

    Thanks for your help
     
    Kel, Feb 17, 2007 IP
  2. Valve-Hosting

    Valve-Hosting Peon

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    You copy them into your fonts folder via windows control panel. easy ;)
     
    Valve-Hosting, Feb 17, 2007 IP
  3. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Prominent Member

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    I think you need to install it in your pc first.
     
    Richie_Ni, Feb 17, 2007 IP
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    pratik Well-Known Member

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    yes you first have to install the font on your system..
    then in illustrator type want you want to using the text tool.. and then press (crtl + T) which will open the font dialog and change the font to what ever you like... ;)

    as for clip arts.. see the illustrator symbols using the windows menu..;)
     
    pratik, Feb 17, 2007 IP
  5. gringo

    gringo Peon

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    if your using a mac just drag and drop in to your font book, dead easy and quick there are 10000 of free fonts on line just type in in to the search and yu will be amazed
     
    gringo, Feb 17, 2007 IP
  6. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Prominent Member

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    Well,in case you don't know how to install fonts,here are the steps:

    1. Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel

    Note: In Windows XP, choose Start > Control Panel

    2. Double-click the Fonts folder.

    3. Choose File > Install New Font.

    4. Locate the fonts you want to install.

    * In the Drives list, select the drive and the folder containing the fonts you want to install.

    * In the Folders list, select a folder that contains the fonts you want to install. (Make sure you have unzipped them first.) The fonts in the folder appear under List of Fonts.

    5. Select the fonts to install. To select more than one font, hold down the CTRL key and click each font.

    6. To copy the fonts to the Fonts folder, make sure the Copy fonts to the Fonts folder check box is selected.

    7. Click OK to install the fonts.
     
    Richie_Ni, Feb 17, 2007 IP
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    EXTREME1 Peon

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    You dont install them to Illustrator

    install in c:\windows\fonts and programs that need them should automaticlly pick them up


    go to c:\windows\fonts and drag in your fonts should automatically install when you drag them in
     
    EXTREME1, Feb 17, 2007 IP
  8. themtkid

    themtkid Banned

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    Copy into windows font folder - In the control panel - then switch to classic view
     
    themtkid, Feb 17, 2007 IP
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    Bjam Peon

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    Try Extensis suitcase- its great for managing thousands of fonts
     
    Bjam, Feb 19, 2007 IP
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    Go to your windows font folder and install, there should be an install option under the file tab i think
     
    craptalks, Feb 21, 2007 IP
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    I have many fonts in my control panel's fonts folder that are not appearing in Illustrator. Any ideas of how to get them in the mix. THANKS!
     
    AlfonsoLerma, Aug 12, 2009 IP
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    droberts25117 Peon

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    I know it`s a bit late, but I had the same issue after downloading the Langer font from fonts.com, and worked out a solution

    It was showing in MS apps, but no Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. Don`t know why, but I found a solution.

    You simply need to copy the font files into the Program Files\Common Filles\Adobe\Font folder, and hey presto, the font shows. No need to even restart Illustrator.

    I can`t explain why they were appearing in Windows, but not Adobe, but, life`s too short to find out why.
     
    droberts25117, Aug 21, 2010 IP
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    U can use the Adobe Type Manager for add or remove fonts easily, or turn it on and off without removing.
     
    nikfrezero, Sep 6, 2010 IP
  14. unknownpray

    unknownpray Active Member

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    Dear first of all you have to install font on your PC then you will know automatically what to do..
     
    unknownpray, Sep 14, 2010 IP
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    Alex1980 Greenhorn

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    Hello! I see that this is old post but maybe somebody else will see it in the future. Thought it is good to know that I've just done it like in Richie_Ni explanations above and worked just fine to me. For Windows XP SP3, just followed that procedure and they appear also in Illustrator CS6 now. Only installed fonts as Richie_Ni mentioned, I have not done anything else. So thanks Richie_Ni , your post was clear enough to solve fast this small font issue.
     
    Alex1980, Mar 14, 2013 IP
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    Don't ever install install to many fonts on your PC. Use nexus font software and keep all your fonts in a separate folder. Open nexus fonts, assign the folder path and all fonts will be available on all the programs. It reduces the memory usage.
     
    nagarajdh, Mar 20, 2013 IP
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    Window XP , Window Vista ,Window 7 in these window three different way install the fonts
    http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Fonts-on-Your-PC
     
    Jacksons84, Apr 19, 2013 IP
  18. Tim Gallant Creative

    Tim Gallant Creative Member

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    #18
    This thread is a bit old, but I'll just note that many apps (including Illustrator) have a limit to the number of fonts they will load. If you reach the limit, you'll need to uninstall old fonts. If you need them all, you'll need to use a font manager.
     
    Tim Gallant Creative, Aug 21, 2013 IP