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    Where can I download fancy fonts? I use PrintShop for greeting cards, but I find the program doesn't have very many fancy fonts. I also have the Hallmark greeting card program which has many neat fonts, but I can't copy those fonts to my PrintShop cards.I'm not crazy about the Hallmark program. It's very limited.

    I have a MacMini, 10.6.8.

    Thanks,
    Helen

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    Try the Mac App store. There are several real nice font packages that can be purchased from there. "FontsPro 2" is very nice but it costs $33.99, however, it consists of 1900 professional fonts. Well worth the cost if you're serious about fonts. (The program is in German but very easy to understand.)

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    Would downloading free fronts from the web be an option? I'm paranoid about any frreebies, but am a little curious as to how safe it is.

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    Linky. It is a safe site to download fonts. I use to do it all the time for when I have projects. Now I just buy my fonts. >_<"
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    Pro tip: don't go nuts on fonts. They take up RAM even when not being actively used, and can really slow down the computer when you have tons of them. If you need a large available font catalog, invest in a good font manager as well.

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    I only need a few fancy fonts. I don't need hundreds of fonts.

    Helen

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    I tried downloading a font from Dafont.com and it didn't work. There was no install button. When I hit the download button, it sent a zip file to my computer. When I clicked on that, it just opened a folder named the font I downloaded with files in it. No install button or instructions. What did I do wrong?

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    Double click the fonts. That should do the trick.
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    It didn't work. I double clicked the font and it takes me to a page where I can download it. I hit download, and I'm at the same place I was earlier. It opens up with a zip file which I can "Open with Archive Utility" or "Save File". I did both and all it does is save it in a folder with files in it. No installation information. Now I'm getting frustrated.

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    You need to double click the files in that folder.
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    It worked! I downloaded five fonts that will work very well in my PrintShop program. Thanks for all your help.

    Helen

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