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Troubleshooting

 

 

Pro Typewriters

 

 

Problem

 

FontBook in Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger” reports that your fonts are damaged and you should not use them.

 

 

Solution

 

Ignore. This is a phantom error triggered by the custom TrueType instructions in the fonts. They are safe to use.

 

(Update: FontBook in Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” and later no longer reports this error.)

 

 

 

Installing Fonts

 

We do not provide an installer, so you will need to install your fonts manually. This is a simple thing to do.

 

Note: The fonts are downloaded as .zip archives. Normally your computer will extract the fonts from the archives automatically after downloading. If not, you can extract them yourself by double-clicking the .zip icon.

 

 

Mac OS X font installation

 

If you are running Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) or later, you can install your fonts by double-clicking them and then clicking the Install button.

 

If you are running a previous version of Mac OS X, drag your fonts into your user Fonts folder located at:

 

/Users/yourusername/Library/Fonts

 

 

Windows font installation

 

From the Start menu, select Settings > Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens. Double-click the Fonts panel. The Fonts window opens. Drag your fonts into the Fonts window.

 

 

 

Get a Genuine Typewritten Look

 

 

Use the 12-point type size

 

Typewriter fonts will only display genuine 10-pitch typewriter characteristics (10 characters per horizontal inch, like Courier) if you choose the 12-point size. The exact pitch will vary between the fonts, because the original typewriters vary from model to model, but for that genuine typewritten look use 12 points.

 

 

Set your line spacing to 12 points

 

This will give you an authentic single-spaced typewritten look. All word processors and desktop publishing packages will let you manually set line spacing (but this is not the same as simply clicking on one of your line spacing buttons).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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