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How to: Install Fonts on a Mac

In today's post, I am going to demonstrate how to download fonts onto a Mac.

Download your Font

There are many great sites to download fonts from but here are a few:

  • http://www.dafont.com/

  • http://www.1001freefonts.com/

  • You can also find fonts via Pinterest

Close All Programs

Before you install the fonts, make sure all applications and/or programs are closed to ensure the installation goes smoothly.

Find your font

Most of the time, fonts get downloaded to the Downloads folder on a Mac.

Now, find the font you downloaded

Double-Click on the folder to see the font files. Typically you will see a file with the .ttf extension.

Install the font

Double-click on the font file. This will open a small window. In the bottom right-hand corner, click on the install button. This will add the font to your font library.

*This may be different depending on what operating system your Mac has, ie OS X, Mountain Lion, etc.

Other Ways to Install

After you download the font, you can simply copy the .ttf files and add them to the Font folder located within the Library.

Path: /Users/yourusernamehere/Library/Fonts (for all my geeks out there :))

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me =)

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