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SmileFang

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I'm having a bit of a problem with fonts on my computer. I use Windows 98 and have been trying to install a few True Type fonts, the first time I've tried to put new fonts on this computer. There are several fonts from different places, but none of them show up in any of my programs. There is no menu option called "Install New Fonts" in the font folder, so I installed the fonts by copying and pasting them. I've tried everything! How can I use these fonts? They show up in the folder...I even emailed one to a friend and it worked perfectly on his computer. Help!
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"There is no menu option called "Install New Fonts" in the font folder."

He he he

Just like my PC.
You need to install the fonts to make them work.

You have a IBM?

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Aptiva - Install New Font menu option is grayed out in Windows
95

Applicable Countries

World-Wide

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Description:
In Windows 95 the Install New Fonts menu option is grayed out.

Models Affected:
All Windows 95 Preloaded models.

Explanation:
When you go to Control Panel, open the Fonts folder, and then Click on File.
There should be an option Install New Fonts in the menu.

Workaround:
There is a fix to this problem. Do the following:

1. Click on START - PROGRAMS - MS-DOS PROMPT

2. Make sure that you are in the Windows directory i.e. C:\WINDOWS>
If you are at a plain C:\> prompt, type CD Windows to change to the Windows directory

3. Type attrib +s fonts and press the ENTER key

4. Return to Windows by Typing exit and press the ENTER key

5. Click on START - PROGRAMS - WINDOWS EXPLORER

6. Look for the FONTS directory which is part of the WINDOWS directory.
You can double click on the WINDOWS folder to list all its sub-directories

7. Right mouse click on the FONTS folder. You will now get a drop down menu.

8. Click on RENAME

9. A cursor will now appear in the FONTS folder and you will be able to change the name of the fonts
folder.

10. Change the name of the FONTS folder to IBM and press the ENTER key

11. Now find the IBM folder

12. Right mouse click on this folder and select RENAME from the menu

13. Change the name of this folder back to FONTS and press the ENTER key

14. Now when you go back to the FONTS folder in CONTROL PANEL and click on File, you will have the
option Install New Fonts

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Aptiva - 2159 - Cannot install new fonts

Applicable Countries

Canada, United States

Service Hints & Tips

US Only
Problem:
Fonts do not show up in Word Processing programs. Fonts directory in Control Panel does
not have the option to Install New Fonts.

Solution:
The Fonts directory is missing the System attribute. Do the following:
1. Go to DOS Window.
2. Go to Windows directory.
3. Type: ATTRIB FONTS +S and press "Enter".
4. Go to My Computer.
5. Open the C: drive.
6. Open up Windows directory.
7. Right click on Fonts directory and rename the directory (whatever name).
8. Right click on the new directory (whatever name) and change to Fonts.
9. You should be able to see all of the fonts now.

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I used the "Aptiva - 2159 - Cannot install new fonts" on my 2159-S78 and it worked.
Takes many times longer to open the font folder now but it works and I never need to open the folder much anyways


If it's not a IBM the wait to see what others have to say about this.
 
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