Using Uninstalled Fonts in Windows 7

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krys1202

In prior versions of Windows OS (XP, Vista) I was able to use uninstalled
fonts with programs by simply opening the font and minimizing it to the Task
Bar. The font would then be shown in the list of fonts available for use.

This is an extremely helpful option so that it is not necessary to install
an excessive number of fonts to the Windows>System>Fonts. It also made it
unnecessary to use a font manager.

This option no longer seems to be available in Windows 7. Even though I
open a font and minimize it to the Task Bar it will not show up in the list
of fonts available for use.

If there a way around this?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your help in advance,

krys1202

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On 5/21/2010 12:26 PM, krys1202 wrote:

> In prior versions of Windows OS (XP, Vista) I was able to use uninstalled
> fonts with programs by simply opening the font and minimizing it to the Task
> Bar. The font would then be shown in the list of fonts available for use.
>
> This is an extremely helpful option so that it is not necessary to install
> an excessive number of fonts to the Windows>System>Fonts. It also made it
> unnecessary to use a font manager.
>
> This option no longer seems to be available in Windows 7. Even though I
> open a font and minimize it to the Task Bar it will not show up in the list
> of fonts available for use.
>
> If there a way around this?
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thank you for your help in advance,
>
> krys1202
>
> krys1202
I've been using windows since 2.0, but I have no idea what process you
are describing...

I will say however, a group with "Windows" in the name would be better
than this group. This group is for programming questions using the .Net
framework.

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"krys1202" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> In prior versions of Windows OS (XP, Vista) I was able to use uninstalled
> fonts with programs by simply opening the font and minimizing it to the
> Task
> Bar. The font would then be shown in the list of fonts available for use.
>
> This is an extremely helpful option so that it is not necessary to install
> an excessive number of fonts to the Windows>System>Fonts. It also made it
> unnecessary to use a font manager.
>
> This option no longer seems to be available in Windows 7. Even though I
> open a font and minimize it to the Task Bar it will not show up in the
> list
> of fonts available for use.
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You need to ask in a Windows 7 forum. There are no Microsoft public
newsgroups for Windows 7 support.
Try here:

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/category/w7itpro/
 

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