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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.

See Also:

Font Managers - Viewers

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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