Install fonts in Windows

If you've got an Windows PC, we pitty you. Just follow the instructions below and hope everything goes well. If not, get yourself an Apple.

Windows 7

After opening the font folder, right click the font files and select 'Install' from the pop-up menu.
You can also install the font by dragging the file into 'Fonts' in the Control Panel.

Windows Vista

  • Click on Start > Control Panel > Fonts
  • Click on File > Install new fonts
  • Locate the fonts you want to install and click 'OK'
  • Or just right-click the .otf or .pfm file and select 'Install'

Windows XP and 2000

  • Open the Control Panel and select 'Fonts'
  • Click on File > Install new fonts
  • Locate the fonts you want to install and click 'OK'

Windows ME, 98, 95 and NT

On Windows the PostScript Type1 fonts consist out of four files:

  • .pfb
  • .pfm
  • .afm
  • .inf

To install PostScript Type1 and OpenType fonts under Windows 95, 98 or ME, you must have Adobe Type Manager (ATM) version 4.6 or above installed. Download a free version of ATM at

After installing Adobe Type Manager, follow this instruction:

  • go to Start > Programs > Adobe > Adobe Type Manager
  • Use the 'Select fonts' option to add the fonts. Only add fonts ending with 'Type1'
  • To finish the installation click 'OK'

To install other font formats than PostScript Type1, follow the instructions from 'Windows XP and 2000'.

Minimum System Requirements

Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4 with Adobe ATM Light 4.3.


Installation tip

It's recommend that you install only one format (OpenType, TrueType, or PostScript) of a font. Installing two or more formats of the same font may cause problems when you try to use, view, or print the font.

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