How to Install Fonts Downloaded from Dafont

Want to create an attractive document with stylish fonts? Dafont is a website of fonts, that has thousands of unique and stylish fonts. These fonts are free to download and are available in a compatible format.  You can find the fonts you want to use in your work and add them to your PC easily. Here is how to download fonts from Dafont.com and install to your PC.

How to get fonts from Dafont.com

1.    Open Chrome or Firefox browser. You can use any browser installed in your PC.

2.    Enter ‘www.dafont.com’ in the address field.

3.    Hit the ‘Enter’ button.

4.    In the top red rectangle, various fonts categories are listed find the one you want to download.

5.    Click the font category.

6.    Scroll down to view more fonts in the category.

7.    When you find a font, you’d like to download, click the ‘Download’ button at the right side of the font’s name.

8.    Select a location to save the font’s file, when prompted.

9.    And, click the ‘Save’ button.

10.    Repeat the same steps to download more fonts type from Dafont.

11.    To view and install the fonts in your computer, open the default ‘Downloads’ folder or the location you’ve selected to save the file.

On Mac:

•    Double-click the downloaded font folder.

•    Open the extracted folder.

•    Double-click on the font file. It is the files having “.ttf, otf, or .fon, suffixes.

•    Click ‘Install Font’ button.

On Windows:

•    Double-click the downloaded font folder and select ‘Extract All Files.’

•    Open the extracted folder.

•    Right-click on the font file. It is the files having “.ttf, otf, or .fon, suffixes.

•    Click the ‘Install’ button.

The font you installed will be added to the programs that support changing fonts such as MS Office, Photoshop, and Paint.

How to install fonts without Administrator access

With the above method, you can add fonts when you have the Admin access, but what if you want to add new fonts in a PC, you don’t have admin access. Adding fonts without admin access is a bit tricky than adding with access. Here are the steps to install fonts without Administrator access.

1.    Start a browser.

2.    Enter ‘portableapps.com/download’ in the address field.

3.    Hit the ‘Enter’ button.

4.    Download the ‘PortableApps Platform’ program in your device.

5.    Double click the downloaded file of the program to begin the installation process.

6.    Click ‘Next.’

7.    Click ‘Select a custom location,.’

8.    Select ‘Desktop’ or ‘My Document’ folder to install the program.

9.    After installing, go to the location where you installed the ‘PortableApps’ program and open its folder.

10.    Then open the ‘Data’ folder.

11.    Find the ‘Fonts’ folder into the data folder. If the folder isn’t there, create a new folder and name it ‘Fonts.’

12.    Open the ‘Fonts’ folder.

13.    Now, add the fonts you want to install into the folder.

14.    When you add all the fonts you want to use, close the Platform.

 Now, create your documents with new fonts. You can add more fonts whenever you want by adding them to the Fonts folder of the Platform.

Kellie Minton is a qualified IT engineer by education. After working in the IT sector for a decade, she began writing about it two years ago. She loves to write about emerging technology like office.com/setup.

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