To assist our customers in finding the files that should accompany their files, we have included a list of instructions. There are two types of fonts that a computer user must be aware of. These instructions cover both Type 1 (Postscript) and TrueType fonts.

Cross-platform issues become critical when dealing with fonts. Macintosh fonts will not work on a Windows computer and Windows fonts will not work on a Macintosh computer. Our company will work with you to assure we can match the fonts as closely as possible or allow you to select another compatible font.

Type 1 Fonts

Type 1 fonts consist of two parts, a screen font for displaying the font on-screen and a printer font for rendering the font when printing. In the Macintosh, screen fonts are simply called fonts and are normally contained in a font suitcase. Notice that the icon is a single ‘A’ when viewed as an icon. The printer font is called a Postscript font. The printer font icon is usually a printer or, in Adobe’s case, a single ‘A’ with a series of horizontal rules as a background.

In the Windows environment, the screen fonts are called Postscript font metrics and have the extension .pfm. Printer fonts are called Postscript outline fonts and have the extension .pfb.

TrueType

TrueType fonts only require one font file. TrueType fonts are scalable fonts that print the same way they are displayed on the screen. On a Macintosh, they are called TrueType Fonts, have an icon consisting of three “A’s” and again, are normally contained in a font suitcase.

For Windows, the name is also TrueType Font, but have the file extension .ttf.

To Include Fonts On Disk

You should list what fonts you used to create the document. They should be identified as either Postscript or TrueType fonts. It is recommended that you use Postscript Type 1 fonts.

If you use TrueType fonts, it may be necessary to for your printer to substitute Postscript Type 1 fonts to allow the file to print properly. TrueType fonts were developed for use with inkjet printers and non-Postscript laser printers and sometime do not print properly on high-resolution output devices used by professional printers. TrueType fonts appear in the Font dialog box with a “TT” logo beside the typeface name in many applications. You can also avoid problems with TrueType fonts by submitting the file as a Postscript (or Print to File) file.

Instructions for Windows XP Type 1 Fonts

In order to install and remove Type 1 fonts, you’ll most likely have ATM (Adobe Type Manager) and Adobe’s postscript driver installed. Remember to include both the screen and printer fonts. Type 1 screen fonts (.pfm) are stored in both the ‘C:WINNTFONTS’ folder and in the ‘C:PSFONTS’. Type 1 printer fonts (.pfb) are stored in the ‘ATM’ default folder of ‘ C:PSFONTS’. If you have Adobe PageMaker installed, check the ‘C:PROGRAMFILESADOBEPAGEMAKEREXTRASFONTS’ folder for both screen and printer fonts. In case you don’t have a ‘PSFONTS’ directory, go to the Start Menu, select Find File, and do a search for *.pfb.

From the Start Menu, go to Programs, then to Accessories and select Windows Explorer.
Double-click the ‘

[C:]’ folder and select My Computer, then Local Disk, then scroll down to the ‘PSFONTS’ folder and double-click it.
Select the printer fonts by single clicking to highlight them and copy them to your floppy disk.
Scroll down to the ‘WINNT’ folder and double-click it. Select the screen fonts by single-clicking to highlight them and copy them to your floppy disk.
With only eight characters for a name it, can be tricky to determine which fonts are which. Double-clicking the font will open a sample of the font including its name.
Select the floppy drive, usually ‘[A:]’ to make sure that both the screen and printer fonts you just copied are listed. (Example for Helvetica Black: HVBL_.pfm & HVBL_.pfb)
Exit Windows Explorer, eject the disk, and give it to your printing representative.

Instructions for Windows XP TrueType Fonts

TrueType fonts are stored in the ‘C:WINNTFONTS’ folder.

From the Start Menu, go to Programs then to Accessories and select Windows Explorer
Double-click the ‘[C:]’ folder and select My Computer, then Local Disk, then scroll down to the ‘WINNT’ folder and double-click it
Scroll down to the ‘FONTS’ folder and double-click it. All TrueType fonts will have the extension .ttf
With only eight characters for a name, it can be tricky to determine which fonts are which. Double-clicking the font will open a sample of the font including its name
Select the fonts by single-clicking to highlight them and copy them to your floppy disk
Select the floppy drive, usually ‘[A:]’ to make sure that all the fonts you just copied are listed
Exit Windows Explorer, eject the disk, and give it to your printing representative

Instructions for Windows 95/98 Type 1 Fonts

In order to install and remove Type 1 fonts, you’ll most likely have ATM (Adobe Type Manager) and Adobe’s postscript driver installed. Remember to include both the screen and printer fonts. Type 1 screen fonts (.pfm) are stored in the ‘C:WINDOWS’ folder. Type 1 printer fonts (.pfb) are stored in the ‘ATM’ default folder of ‘C:PSFONTS’ . If you have Adobe PageMaker installed, check the ‘ C:PM65EXTRASFONTS’ folder for both screen and printer fonts. In case you don’t have a ‘PSFONTS’ directory, go to the Start Menu , select Find File, and do a search for *.pfb.

From the Start Menu, go to Programs and select Windows Explorer
Double-click the ‘[C:]’ folder, scroll down to the ‘PSFONTS’ folder and double-click it
Select the printer fonts by single clicking to highlight them and copy them to your floppy disk
Scroll down to the ‘WINDOWS’ folder and double-click it. Select the screen fonts by single-clicking to highlight them and copy them to your floppy disk
With only eight characters for a name, it can be tricky to determine which fonts are which. Double-clicking the font will open a sample of the font including its name
Select the floppy drive, usually ‘[A:]’ to make sure that both the screen and printer fonts you just copied are listed. (Example for Helvetica Black: HVBL_.pfm & HVBL_.pfb
Exit Windows Explorer, eject the disk, and give it to your printing representative

Instructions for Windows 95/98 TrueType Fonts

TrueType fonts are stored in the ‘C:WINDOWSFONTS’ folder

From the Start menu, go to Programs and select Windows Explorer
Double-click the ‘[C:]’ directory, scroll down to the ‘WINDOWS’ folder and double-click it
Scroll down to the ‘FONTS’ folder and double-click it. All TrueType fonts will have the extension .ttf
With only eight characters for a name, it can be tricky to determine which fonts are which. Double-clicking the font will open a sample of the font including its name
Select the fonts by single-clicking to highlight them and copy them to your floppy disk
Select the floppy drive, usually ‘[A:]’ to make sure that all the fonts you just copied are listed
Exit Windows Explorer, eject the disk, and give it to your printing representative

Instructions for Macintosh Type 1 Fonts

Remember to include both the screen and printer fonts for Type 1 . Unless you’ve created a new ‘FONTS’ folder, all fonts are stored in the ‘FONTS’ folder within the SYSTEM folder

Double-click your hard drive icon
Scroll down to the ‘SYSTEM’ folder and open or double-click it
Scroll down to the ‘FONTS’ folder and open or double-click it
All fonts will be displayed. Screen fonts are normally within font suitcases. To see a sample of the font open or double-click the font suitcase. Double-click on the font
Highlight the fonts and drag them to the floppy disk icon
Double-click the floppy drive icon to make sure that both the screen and printer fonts you just copied are listed. (Example for Helvetica Black: LBHelvetica Black 12 & HelveBla
Eject the disk, and give it to your printing representative

Instructions for Macintosh TrueType

Unless you’ve created a new ‘FONTS’ folder, all fonts are stored in the ‘FONTS’ folder within the ‘SYSTEM’ folder

Double-click your hard drive icon
Scroll down to the ‘SYSTEM’ folder and open or double-click it
Scroll down to the ‘FONTS’ folder and open or double-click it
All fonts will be displayed. TrueType fonts are normally within font suitcases. To see a sample of the font, open or double-click the font suitcase. Double-click on the font
Highlight the fonts and drag them to the floppy disk icon
Double-click the floppy drive icon to make sure that the TrueType fonts you just copied are listed
Eject the disk, and give it to your printing representative

If you have questions or problems with preparing fonts for transfer, please contact your printing sales representative.

Some applications automate the font collection process. Please review information on Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXpress and Microsoft Publisher to see how those applications collect fonts for output by a professional printer.