3 Quick And Easy Steps for Installing a Font (For PC and MAC)

You've just found the font of your dreams. 

But you're unsure about the whole downloading and installation process.

Well, I'm here to tell you that downloading and installing a font is easy--ridiculously easy.

No matter where you get your font, the goal is to find 3 things: the download link, the font's zip file and the install button. 

Let's go over 3 quick steps for both PC and MAC:

 

(I'll be downloading and installing a font called Aldine from the Dafont website. So if you'd like to follow along with my instructions, here's the link.)

 

 

FOR  pc

STEP 1: Click download and save the file to a folder. 

After navigating to Dafont and finding Aldine, look for the download option on the right and select it.  A window should pop up and allow you to choose which folder you want to save the file to. For quick access, save it to your 'Downloads' folder or desktop. 

 

 

Step 2: Open the zip file and double click on the font.

After you have saved the file to a folder, a zip file will appear at the bottom left. Click it and a window should pop up and allow you to choose which font version you want: OTF (Open Type Font) or TTF (True Type Font). The only difference between the two is that OTF offers more embellishments and allows you to be more creative. In this particular case, we only get the TTF option. Double click it.

 

 

Step 3: Click Install.

Select install and you're done! No matter what cutting or editing software you're using, your font should be instantly accessible. Though there are some cutting software programs which require you to exit out of and reopen them.

 

 

 

 

FOR  MAC

STEP 1: Click download and save the file to a folder. 

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After navigating to Dafont and finding Aldine, look for the download option on the right and select it.  A window should pop up and allow you to choose which folder you want to save the file to. For quick access, save it to your 'Downloads' folder or desktop. 

 

 

Step 2: Open the zip file and double click on the font.

After you have saved the file to a folder, a zip file will appear at the bottom left. Click it and a window should pop up and allow you to choose which font version you want: OTF (Open Type Font) or TTF (True Type Font). The only difference between the two is that OTF offers more embellishments and allows you to be more creative. In this particular case, we only get the TTF option. Double click it.

 

 

Step 3: Click 'Install Font'.

Select install and you're done! No matter what cutting or editing software you're using, your font should be instantly accessible. Though there are some cutting software programs which require you to exit out of and reopen them.

 

 

you can now download and install to your heart's content!