Windows XP and Fonts
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Advice for managing fonts on your Windows XP system. Includes tips on navigating your fonts, previewing fonts, and uninstalling unused fonts.
#1: Two Ways to Preview a Font
Display how a font looks onscreen in Windows XP.
#2: Install New Fonts Doesn't Work or Is Missing
Unable to install fonts on your Windows XP system? These two tweaks may fix the problem.
#3: Use TrueType Fonts Only
Disable the use of all non-TrueType fonts on your Windows XP system.
#4: Sort Fonts by Similarity
Determine which fonts on your Windows XP system may be duplicates or near-duplicates.
#5: Hide Font Variations in the Fonts Control Panel
Trouble navigating through too many fonts with similar names in your Windows XP Fonts Control Panel?
#6: Access the Fonts Control Panel
Display which fonts are installed on your Windows XP system.
#7: You're Not Always Limited to Font Sizes Listed in Dialog Boxes
TrueType fonts can be resized to virtually any size in most Windows XP applications.
#8: Permanently Remove or File Away Unneeded Fonts
Temporarily or permanently uninstall fonts on your Windows XP system.
#9: Print a Preview of a Selected Font
Show how text written with a particular font will look in a printed document.
#10: Install Fonts
Install downloaded or purchased fonts on your Windows XP system.
Software for graphic designers, publishers, and others to manage their use of fonts. Features may include font installation and uninstallation, printing font contact sheets, and browsing fonts by similarity.
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