Print My Fonts!

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Apparently I have 270 fonts installed on my PC.  I'm sure I don't need all of them, and I really should get around to uninstalling ones that I don't use.  The reason that I know I have 270 fonts is because of a handy program called Print My Fonts.  It's the same program I intend to use to reduce that number.  It's a handy, free, portable utility that lists all your fonts.  You can then choose a sample sentence (the default, as shown below, refers to Anton eating cheese, for some weird reason).  You can also choose which fonts to print, and you can opt to have it generate an image file or a Word document if you'd rather.

When you try the program, note that the default action is to send the output straight to your printer.  So if you've got a lot of fonts, you'll want to select just a handful to start with, or choose the image option rather than the default printer.

As a way to help organize your PC fonts, Print My Fonts is very handy.  It's free and portable, as mentioned, and the program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.  Head to http://www.sttmedia.com/printmyfonts to download it.  And because it's portable, there's nothing to install.  Just download and unzip it, click on the .EXE file to run it, and delete it again if it's not for you.

 

 

 

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Just an added note for safety here. When you delete a font that you think you don't use and it comes up missing when you use your favorite game or program. Windows can substitute a different font or leave it out altogether. Some software installs its own font and the name and sample can be hard to recognize just by glancing through and trying to pick out what you think is not being used. Use caution, it can create quite a headache when you are cleaning out fonts.

Been There Done It

JM McFayden I thought that I was missing something here. Thanks for reminding me that I am not. the viewing of fonts in Windows control panel has been available since.... (let me see) Was it Windows 3.11?. For those out there who are new to Windows, you can run the control panel applet from the "run" box window in the start panel by typing "control fonts" (without the quotes) .
I do realize that, as per Frank, you can export it as a PDF or Word document. This could be quite useful for those who write or are involved in graphic arts for a living, but for the average computer user, the disk space cost and time spent for the download is just not worth it.

PCTyson

The Windows option 'control fonts' you suggest does not show what the font actually looks like.

Disk space, cost & time? This program is 'portable' ie; no installation required.

Nifty little program but it does not save settings. For that reason, it is worthless to me. Thanks, anyway.

True, but once you've generated your font listing, you can export it as a PDF or a Word document, where you can view it anytime. I used Word and bumped the font size up to about 15 for easy viewing. I don't imagine needing to run it more than once a year at most, so its not saving its settings is not much of an inconvenience.

Nice program! Thanks for the find!

Does this from MS do the same ?

To remove a font from the hard disk, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Run.
Type the following command, and then click OK:
%windir%\fonts
Click the font that you want to remove. To select more than one font at a time, press and hold the CTRL key while you select each font.
On the File menu, click Delete.
When you receive the "Are you sure you want to delete these fonts?" prompt, click Yes.
Note You can prevent a font from loading without removing it from the hard disk. To do this, move the font from the Windows\Fonts folder to another folder.