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Scanahand 6.0

Add a personal touch to your computer

It's never been easier to make your own fonts. Scanahand creates fonts that you can use like any other font, so use them in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, etc. You can even use your fonts on Macintosh computers, and since Scanahand allows you to save your fonts as Web Fonts, you can even use them in your websites!

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Runs on Microsoft Windows Runs On: Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32/64 bit)
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How does it work? Simply print a template, draw all of the characters using a black marker or felt-tip pen, and scan your drawing. Scanahand will build your font, and install it on Windows, ready for you to use. You don't need to use additional graphics software, but Power Users and Hobbyists alike can use Scanahand along with their favorite graphic drawing software to create or modify each character of their font. So even without a printer and scanner you'll be able to create custom fonts.
Several templates to choose from
The standard edition includes an English and Western Europe template. The premium edition also includes a signature and symbol template and an editor to create your own templates.
Scan your template
Scan your template directly from within Scanahand, or select pre-scanned images on your harddisk.
Setup your font
Fill in a few simple details about your font such as the name and copyright. The premium edition also allows you to set the font style.
Generate the font
Generating the font takes only a few minutes depending on the selected template and your computer speed.
Test your font
After the font is generated you can preview and test your font. If you are satisfied with the results you can directly install the font from within Scanahand
Template editor
The premium edition includes a template editor that lets you define your own templates so you can decide which characters will be included in your fonts.
Adjust Metrics
The Adjust Metrics feature allows you to find the best optical space before and after each Latin based character.
Some specific data can be stored inside your fonts; for example a copyright notice and the name of the font designer, but also the font embedding rights.

The standard edition allows you to create fonts that support English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, Portuguese, Basque, Estonian, Faeroese, Frisian, Irish, Galician, Hungarian, Icelandic, Albanian, and Esperanto.

The premium edition incorporates all features available in the standard edition and also allows you to generate fonts based on custom templates as well as the available signature and symbol templates. It also allows you to set the font style by going bold or italic.

is rated 4.0/5 based on 10 reviews.

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“I just downloaded Scanahand, and I love it, I had my first “sample” font in about 5 minutes. Wow, slick and easy, I will go back to making fonts again, thank you, thank you, thank you.”
- Sherrie Barker

“I've previously bought Scanahand and FontCreator which I find excellent programs. I have now added MainType to make things even better. Thanks for all your work in the making of these products”
- Robert Colin

“Oh Scanahand is brilliant. I am a designer and have wanted something like this for years. Clean up the bitmap in Photoshop, line up the characters as needed, and presto! Instant font. I honestly haven't been more happy with spending $30 in a long time. Thanks, and good job!”
- David A Camarda

Scanahand is simple & fun to use. I've seen a number of products for creating handwriting-based fonts, and nothing comes close to this. As we would say Down Under: "bloody brilliant!!" Congratulations on a *really* smart and innovative product.”
- Neil Hymans

“I was concerned that creating a font might be complicated with Scanahand. I have to print a template, fill it in, scan it, generate a font, and load it into Windows. But it was one of the easiest programs that I've ever used. Creating a font was fun!”
- Al Harberg

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