Working with font in Windows Vista

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What is a font?

A font is a set of characters represented in a single typeface. Each character within a font is created by using the same basic style.

Can you explain font size?

Fonts are measured in points. There are 72 points to an inch. The number of points assigned to a font is based on the distance from the top to the bottom of its longest character.

How do I install a new font?

You must purchase or otherwise obtain the font you want to install. Then:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Appearance and Personalization.
  4. Click Install or Remove a Font, which is located under Fonts. The Fonts window appears.
  5. Click File, which is located on the menu bar of the Fonts window. Press the Alt key if you do not see the menu bar.
  6. Click Install New Font.
  7. Specify the drive and folder where the font you want to install is currently located. The fonts appear in the List of Fonts box.
  8. Highlight the font you want to install.
  9. Select Copy Fonts To Fonts Folder (this puts a copy of the font you are installing in the Fonts folder).
  10. Click Install. If you are prompted for permission to continue, click Continue.Vista installs the font.
  11. Click Close. The Add Fonts dialog box closes.

What is the Character Map?

The Character Map displays the characters available in a selected font. To view the Character Map dialog box:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Click All Programs. The All Programs menu appears.
  3. Click Accessories. A submenu appears.
  4. Click System Tools. A submenu appears.
  5. Click Character Map.

The dialog box shown here appears.

Character Map

  1. Select a font from the Font field drop-down menu. The characters of the font appear in the boxes in the center of the window.
  2. Click a character box to display an enlarged version of the character.
  3. Double-click a character to send the character to the Characters To Copy field.
  4. Click Copy. Vista places the character on the Clipboard. You can paste it into other programs.

Note: You can send multiple characters to the Characters to Copy field. Click the Copy button to move the Characters To Copy field contents to the Clipboard.


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