How to add fonts to Silhouette Studio

How do you add fonts to Silhouette Studio?

Windows

  1. Download the font file to your computer - should go to your download folder in the file explorer.
  2. You will likely receive a zip file (zipper on it) Right-click on that file and select “Extract All.” Here is a video on how to do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTVgQHwj9II
  3. Once extracted Go into the file, find the file that ends in “.otf” or is called the “OpenType font file”. Right-click on that file and select “Install.”
  4. You’re done! The font will be installed on your computer, and can be used in all programs on that computer. (If you had any design program open while installing a font, you may need to close those programs and then re-open them to load in your new fonts.)

Mac

  1. Download the font file to your computer. It will download to your Downloads folder. You can find this download folder in Finder.
  2. If you’ve received a “zip” file, the contents are compressed, and need to be uncompressed. Simply double click the zipped file to unzip.
  3. Once extracted, everything will be in a regular folder. Please open the FontBook application on your computer. Next, select all of the font files you wish to install and drag and drop them into the font list - in FontBook (middle column).
  4. You’re done! The font will be installed on your computer, and can be used in all programs on that computer. (If you had any design program open while installing a font, you may need to close those programs and then re-open them to load in your new fonts.)
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If you begin to acquire more fonts and are activating them, your machine (computer) may begin to slow down because it’s referencing all the files you have activated. You may then want to invest in a font manager which will handle activating and deactivating fonts.

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Good point Steve! :slight_smile:

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I am so glad someone asked this! I have bought designs but not fonts because I didn’t know how to install them- and now I do! Thank you!!!

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Yay @Brittany_P! Try out some of the free ones we have here.

Warning :warning: fonts can become highly addicting :laughing:

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Amen. I have over 35000, from postscript, to true type, to open type. I go back a few years.

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That is quite the collection Steve!

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I’ve been collecting since 1987.

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And I thought my 2000 was a lot. :joy: