Installing Fonts in Windows® Vista
Points to keep in mind while installing fonts on a Windows Vista-based PC
A font is a combination of type face and other qualities such as size and style. For example Times New Roman is a commonly used font in Windows® operating systems. When creating documents or presentations, you need to use different types of fonts to attract user attraction. Windows® provides large number of fonts. If the standard fonts are not working or you don’t have Microsoft® Office and if you want to add other fonts, you could download them from Internet. To install a font, select fonts from the control panel. Then click file and select install new font. Then they will ask you to select the drive where you want to install the font. Then a folder containing different fonts will appear and from there you could select the fonts which you want to install. If any of the standard fonts are missing, then you could reinstall that missing fonts as well.
While installing fonts on a Windows Vista-based PC, you need to keep some important things in mind. They are:
- Decide what font styles you need
- Compatibility requirements
- Download from trusted sites
- Close other applications
Decide what font styles you need
There are hundreds of font styles available in Internet. If you are going to install fonts which are not suitable for the work you do , time will be wasted. The additional fonts will not give you any benefits. So, before installing fonts, you have to ensure what type of fonts you actually need.
Windows Vista® offers several additional font styles, as does an additional upgrade to Windows Vista Premium. But before upgrading, you have to check the compatibility requirements of the system. The fonts must be compatible with the system requirements, memory capacity, hardware and also the drivers installed on your PC.
The trusted sites provide fonts which will not cause any compatibility issues. So, always download fonts from trusted sites such as Microsoft®. If Microsoft® does not offer the fonts you need, then follow the typography sites for links to other free providers of true fonts.
It would be better to close other applications such as Microsoft® Word or Microsoft® Outlook®. If you are working with any such applications during the installation, these programs might get corrupt and you might have to redo that process. To avoid this close all other programs before installing new fonts.