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Introduction

Art & Design lab computers all have an approved set of fonts on them, and students can also get a copy of these fonts to use on their own computer.

Fonts installed in A&D computers come from 3 sources:

  1. Installed system fonts (Apple)
  2. Installed software fonts (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud)
  3. Departmental Fonts (Art & Design)

Exact fonts available on machines can change....if software updates from Apple, Microsoft, or Adobe add or remove any default fonts.

Beyond these 3 sources, A & D adds our own list of approved fonts to all lab computers.

If you need any of these approved fonts to use on your own computer, please follow the steps below to locate and copy them.

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Font Management Tips:

  • Font management can get complex, and mismanagement can lead to broken documents, mangled layouts, and even unstable computers.
  • Never uninstall a system font.
  • Need to know more ? Read this for details, in depth info, and power user tips.
  1. Connect to the Art & Design server, or while logged into a A&D lab computer, navigate to:
    • Connect to the Art & Design server, or while logged into a A&D lab computer, navigate to:

    • /Filestorage/Software & Tools/Approved Fonts

    • Drag the font folders to over to your desktop to make a copy on the local computer.

    • Be sure the grab the entire font folder(s), not just selected fonts inside.

    • Transfer the copied font folders to your computer (dropbox cloud, USB flash drive, etc).

  2. From your USB flash drive or cloud storage, drag the copied font folders here:
    • From your USB flash drive or cloud storage, drag the copied font folders here:

    • Hard drive/Library/Fonts

    • Be sure to move the entire font folder into the Fonts directory.

    • Alternative Method: Use the Font Book Application to manage your fonts, including importing. For a nice overview of Font Book, check out this Apple overview.

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