Installing Windows fonts

If you have unlocked application software such as Sassoon Joiner, Sassoon Cambridge Joiner or Sassoon Primary School Pack, double-click the 'Installer' or 'Setup' or 'Disk Image (.dmg) file which will install all files, including fonts in their correct locations. If you have received fonts that do not have an 'Installer program' and need advice on installing fonts into your Operating System, please follow the notes below.

Install ONLY ONE font format such as PostScript, TrueType, OpenType into your System! It is advisable to make a duplicate copy of the folder containing the original fonts so that fonts can be freshly installed in case of System corruption. A backup should be made in any case as this is your responsibility.
If installing from a CD or other external drive, be sure the 'Copy fonts to folder' box is checked; otherwise, fonts may not be available to use if the drive media is not in the drive at all times.

PostScript Type 1 fonts perform best when either of these is used to print them: A PostScript printer, Adobe Type Manager (ATM) or similar rendering engine.

TrueType fonts do not require any additional software or PostScript interpreter to produce optimum results. Install these if you do not have a PostScript printer ATM Control Panel or other similar PostScript rendering engine. If TrueType fonts are used with a PostScript printer, the outlines will be automatically converted to PostScript on-the-fly when printing.

OpenType fonts are now supported by all the major Operating Systems.

Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000
Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Fonts

Windows XP or XP Professional
Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance & Themes > Fonts

Windows Vista
Click Start > Control Panel > Appearance & Personalization > Fonts

Now double-click the Fonts folder to open it. All your currently installed fonts are stored here.

Select File > Install New Font...
If the File menu does not appear, press ALT

In the Add Fonts window that appears, click on Drives list to select the Drive on which the fonts are currently stored (usually C).

In the Folders list, double-click to open the Folder in which the fonts are currently stored. When inside the Folder containing the fonts, their names appear in the 'List of fonts' area after a few seconds.

3. Click Select All to select every font, or CONTROL+CLICK to select (highlight) just fonts you require that are not sequential. Once all required fonts are selected click OK button in the Add fonts dialog.

4. Close all windows. If the dialog did not display an error message, your fonts are installed and ready for use in applications. You may Exit the Add fonts dialog by clicking the cross.

Windows 8
Here are three ways to install fonts:

1. Click Win key and X to display a list of destinations in bottom left corner of screen.

Select Control Panel > Appearance & Personalization > Fonts

This window displays all currently installed fonts.

Now 'Copy' the font files and 'Paste' into the 'Fonts' Folder with Ctrl+V.

2. Drag a font file and drop it into the Fonts Control Panel.

3. Alternatively, double-click or right-click on each font file and choose 'Install' button. If you store the font files on your Hard Drive, you can save space by checking the 'Use Shortcut' option.

Don't use the Shortcut option if installing from an external drive, as when ejected, the original will not be available!

When you install new fonts, remember that each font will only work with the computer you've installed it on. If you share Office documents with other people or plan to use or view your document on a different computer, the new fonts you've installed on your computer might not be displayed the same way on the other computer. Text that is formatted in a font that is not installed on a computer will be displayed in Times New Roman or the default font.

To make sure that you can see the fonts on different computers, you can either install the new font on the other computers you plan to use, or, if you are using a TrueType font in Word or Microsoft PowerPoint®, you can embed the font to save the characters with your document. Embedding fonts can increase your document's file size and may not work for some commercially restricted fonts, but it is a good way to make sure that your document with new fonts will look the same on other computers.

Embedding permissions
These Permissions can be embedded into TrueType and OpenType fonts:
  1. Only Printing and Preview (Read Only) allowed.
  2. Editing allowed.
  3. Printing, Preview and Editing allowed.
  4. Embedding NOT allowed.
OpenType versions of Sassoon® fonts have their permissions set to 'Only Printing and Preview (Read Only) allowed'.

Here's how:

1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Save tab.
2. Under Save options, select the Embed TrueType fonts check box.

After successful installation remember to keep the files safely backed up in case these fonts need to be re-installed due to a System corruption or System upgrade.

To remove font files navigate to the Fonts Folder and select files by ressing CTRL while clicking each file. Press Delete to remove files.

NOTE: If operation was aborted at any time during earlier unlocking from the Sassoon CD, an empty Folder will be created with a number appended (ie: S101W.1, S101W.2 etc), so be sure to look inside the correct Folder. If there are Folders with number appended, the last Folder is usually the successful unlock.