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    Default installing a new font into open office from ".ttf"?

    alright I was wondering if anybody knew how to do this.

    the .ttf in question can be found here : http://wwwhome.cs.utwente.nl/~oostin...agic/magic.ttf

    as you can well see, it's a font that mimics the card game; magic the gathering's font type.

    so does anyone know how to install it?

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    Default Re: installing a new font into open office from ".ttf"?

    I am pretty sure that the OO suite simply uses the system fonts available.
    You can read about how to install windows fonts in this article.
    Just follow the section titled, "Installing the fonts" and you should be good to go.

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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: installing a new font into open office from ".ttf"?

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    As I recall I just dropped my TTF files in my ~/.fonts directory ('~'
    meaning my user's home directory, so in the end it was /home/ab/.fonts)
    and then restarted OpenOffice and they were there like magic. Too easy
    even for words!

    Good luck.





    jrmorrill wrote:
    > I am pretty sure that the OO suite simply uses the system fonts
    > available.
    > You can read about how to install windows fonts in 'this'
    > (http://en.opensuse.org/Optimal_Use_of_Fonts_on_SuSE) article.
    > Just follow the section titled, "Installing the fonts" and you should
    > be good to go.
    >
    >

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    Default Re: installing a new font into open office from ".ttf"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ab@novell.com View Post
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    As I recall I just dropped my TTF files in my ~/.fonts directory ('~'
    meaning my user's home directory, so in the end it was /home/ab/.fonts)
    and then restarted OpenOffice and they were there like magic. Too easy
    even for words!

    Good luck.


    jrmorrill wrote:
    > I am pretty sure that the OO suite simply uses the system fonts
    > available.
    > You can read about how to install windows fonts in 'this'
    > (Optimal Use of MS TrueType Core Fonts for a KDE Desktop on SuSE - openSUSE) article.
    > Just follow the section titled, "Installing the fonts" and you should
    > be good to go.
    >
    >

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    Whaaaat! wait... how the.... where did.... OK, I didn't see that folder before!!!

    and I was looking for it too!, must have been cause I went straight to openofices folder and looked there completely missing the folder blatently at the top of the line of folders...

    how could I be so stupid...

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    Default Re: installing a new font into open office from ".ttf"?

    ab@novell.com way is the easy one to do it.
    Alternate is:
    Download the font 1st to your hard drive.
    Open configure Desktop from kicker menu, there select font installer. and add the font there.

    Thats it.
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    ab@novell.com NNTP User

    Default Re: installing a new font into open office from ".ttf"?

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    Welcome to Linux.... stop making things so hard. ;-) This isn't
    windows after all.

    Good luck.





    cliff-s wrote:
    > ab@novell.com;1866172 Wrote:
    > As I recall I just dropped my TTF files in my ~/.fonts directory ('~'
    > meaning my user's home directory, so in the end it was
    > /home/ab/.fonts)
    > and then restarted OpenOffice and they were there like magic. Too
    > easy
    > even for words!
    >
    > Good luck.
    >
    >
    > jrmorrill wrote:
    >>>> I am pretty sure that the OO suite simply uses the system fonts
    >>>> available.
    >>>> You can read about how to install windows fonts in 'this'
    >>>> ('Optimal Use of MS TrueType Core Fonts for a KDE Desktop on SuSE -

    > openSUSE' (http://en.opensuse.org/Optimal_Use_of_Fonts_on_SuSE))
    > article.
    >>>> Just follow the section titled, "Installing the fonts" and you

    > should
    >>>> be good to go.
    >>>>
    >>>>


    > Whaaaat! wait... how the.... where did.... OK, I didn't see that folder
    > before!!!


    > and I was looking for it too!, must have been cause I went straight to
    > openofices folder and looked there completely missing the folder
    > blatently at the top of the line of folders...


    > how could I be so stupid...



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