PC and Mac Font Transfer
Name: Aissa M.
Date: December 2002
I am a graphic designer and have
worked primarily with Macs. However, at my current job I work with a PC.
I make ads for our company and send those ads via e-mail to the
publishers. We use a certain font for all our ads and when I send the
ads to the publishers I must include all the pictures/images/logos/fonts
to collect for output. On my Mac I can go into my font software,
click on a font folder and drag it to a disk or insert it as an
attachment on an e-mail so if the person I am sending the ad does not have that
particular font that person can add that font folder to their font
software and use it when opening the document so there is no need for
substitution of fonts which can alter the measurements and design of the ad.
PC does not seem to have that ability. In closing my question is, How can I
send a font via e-mail to another PC/Mac user and how can I download that
font from our software in order to attach it or place it on a disk?
On a PC, I am assuming you are using (Windows 95/98/Me) there is a folder
called windows/fonts. All of the fonts are stored in this folder. So you
can drag the fonts out of this folder and attach it to your email, and then
the receiver can put them in his fonts folder.
This is not an ideal system, but it works for Windows fonts. Adobe type
manager fonts work differently and I am not entirely familiar with that.
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