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Monday, 5 October 2009

Loading a Font Temporarily.

Did you know you can use a font without having to load it into the Windows fonts directory? The following instructions work on computers running Windows and make it possible to use a font temporarily in Inkscape, Funtime and Robo Master. It will probably work in other programs too.
The following steps have to be completed before you open the software. I will show an example of how it works in Inkscape.

Do not open Inkscape until you have completed the following steps.
1. Locate your folder of font files on the computer or external drive.
2. Open the folder of the font you wish to use.
3. Right click on the font and select Open with and then select Windows Font Viewer.
Click on the image for a larger view.

After selecting Open with>Windows Font Viewer the selected font will open in a folder like the example shown below. The font will be available as long as this folder is open.
Open Inkscape and open Text and Font, as you can see by the screenshot below, the font is now available. This is a great way to use a font without having to load it, or use a font management program. Of course, if you use a font frequently it will be worth loading permanently.