Loads Of New Free Fonts For Your PC


Font imageIf you're bored of all your printed documents looking so similar to each other, it's time to try out a new font or typeface. Windows comes as standard with a large selection (just use the Font or Format menu in whatever program you're using, to choose one) but sometimes it's nice to have some additional choices.

It's easy to download and install new fonts for your PC, and once a font is installed it can be used within any Windows program. It'll also print correctly too, without the need to change any settings on your printer.

A great site to start looking for new fonts is http://www.1001freefonts.com from where you can download and install a large variety of typefaces. Not all of them are free, but many are, and the download is just a single click. You then unzip the downloaded file, right-click on the font file, and choose the Install option. Windows will do the rest for you.

You can then use your new fonts to create documents, posters, book covers, labels, and so on.

The only thing to remember, however, is that a document won't display or print correctly unless the fonts it uses are installed on the computer on which the document is being accessed. So if you create a document in Word, for example, and then send that document to someone who doesn't have the same fonts as you do, it may not display correctly unless you tell Word to include a copy of the font in the document file.

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Nice find Rob !... thanks mate !

Fonts can be useful and fun, but, i you are at all paranoid about your privacy adding them to your system can add yet another way for "them" to track you. Try the facility at https://panopticlick.eff.org/ to see what I mean.

Good comment Sid. I simply classify free fonts as bloatware.