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Chapter 10. Managing Fonts > Installing, Removing, and Managing Fonts

Installing, Removing, and Managing Fonts

Windows Me includes a basic collection of TrueType fonts, as well as a few bitmap fonts. This core set is useful for creating generic documents and browsing the Web, but it's not enough to enable you to create interesting-looking documents. For that, you need to add TrueType fonts to Windows. To perform common font management tasks, such as adding and removing fonts or viewing an individual font's properties, use the Fonts folder, available from within Control Panel.

Tip

If you want to add TrueType fonts to your collection, you can find thousands of fonts on the Internet, many of them free. Be careful when searching for fonts, however. Many so-called free sites are actually nothing more than exasperating browser traps that spawn new windows every time you try to close them. I particularly recommend the following two online sources, which have been around for a long time and are well managed:

Abstract Fonts (http://www.abstractfonts.com)—Includes more than 1,100 fonts, mostly free, arranged by category.

Fonts & Things (http://www.fontsnthings.com)—Well-organized collection of free fonts, plus links to essential utilities.



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