Manage Font Files

With PrintMyFonts you can show and list fonts that are installed on your computer system as well as fonts that you only have as a file. In this article we would like to explain how you can add and remove fonts from font files to respectively from your font list. We will use the window "Font Files" for this.

You reach this window via the menu "Font List > Manage Font Files" or via the button "Manage Font Files" that can be found in the main window. All font files that are currently loaded in PrintMyFonts are displayed in this window and can be managed from here. This gives you the option of displaying fonts in PrintMyFonts that are not installed on your computer.

Adding and Removing Font Files

There are basically three ways to add font files to the program: Either you can simply drag the files from an arbitrary folder of your computer to the program or you can use the buttons "Add Files" or "Search Folder" in the font file manager window to add individual files respectively to select a folder to search it for font files.

By the way, it doesn't matter which window you drag the files to: to add fonts, you can drag the font files to the main window of PrintMyFonts as well as to the window of the Font File Manager.

Once added, the font files will appear in the window's file list. With a click on "Remove All", you can remove all files from the list and thus also the corresponding fonts from the font list in the main window. Individual files can be removed by marking the relevant files and clicking the "DEL" key. Furthermore, you can use Shift + DEL to delete all unmarked font files.

Formats and Placeholders

When adding fonts from files, the file extensions TTF, OTF, FON, FNT, FOT, TTC, MMM and PFM are allowed and accordingly filtered during adding. If you right-click on the file list, you can adjust this filter manually. You can get a more detailed overview of the supported formats of the program in the overview over supported formats.

If you want to display the file name or the file path of your added font files in the font list, you can use the placeholders %filepath% and %filename%. These placeholders can be used in both text fields ("Text written in the font" as well as "Text written in default font"). This allows a reference to the font files to be integrated into the list.