Open a Font

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Open a Font

There are several ways to open a font file.

Open fonts already installed on your system

To open an installed font file select Open from the File menu and choose Installed Font option.

Open any font that is available

From the File menu, select Open and choose Font File option to open a font through Windows default open dialog box.

Warning: If you want to open fonts that are located in Windows fonts folder you should use the Installed Fonts command (or drag and drop), because this folder is marked (by Windows) to be a special folder and therefore behaves differently (e.g. it shows font names instead of file names).

Windows Explorer File Associations

In the Windows Explorer window you can right-click a font or a font project and choose to open the file with FontCreator. Optionally this will let you always use FontCreator to open files with the specific file extension.

Drag and drop a font file

Another way to open a font is to drag a font file from Windows Explorer and drop it onto FontCreator.

Reopen a font file

To open a font that you've used recently, choose Reopen from the File menu to display the names of the last ten used fonts. Click on the font you want to use.