You’ve just downloaded a basket of gorgeous typefaces — everything from dingbats to blackletter. Now what? Well, in order to play with your new font candy, you’ll need to install the fonts onto your computer. Here’s the quick and dirty tutorial.
How to Install New Fonts
1) From the “Start” menu select “Control Panel” and then select the “Appearance and Themes” category.
2) Select “Fonts” from the “See Also” panel at the left of this screen.
3) On the “File” menu, select “Install New Font…”
4) Click the drive and folder that contain the fonts you want to add.
5) To select more than one font to add, press and hold down the CTRL key, click the fonts you want, then click on “OK”
Mac OS X
1) Before installing fonts, you should close any open applications. For some applications, new fonts do not appear in the font menu if you install them while the application is open.
2) In the Finder, open the folder or disk that contains the fonts you want to install.
3) Select the font suitcases for the fonts you want to install.
4) Drag and drop the fonts into the Fonts folder in the Library folder.