Question about fonts

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  1. Jon_Are

    Jon_Are Cinematographer

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    I am soon going to do a full-install of Windows 7. I have several fonts installed within my Windows Vista that I'd like to move onto an always-connected external drive where they can live forever.

    So, anticipating this, I've already copied them to drive L (they're currently on both C and L). Once I format C, they'll be gone from there.

    I assume my Microsoft Office programs - which will also be newly installed - will not know to look for my fonts on the L drive. I know Office will install many fonts into the C/fonts directory automatically.

    My main question is this: How can I tell Office to install its fonts onto L? And how can I tell it to forevermore look to the L drive for all my fontal needs?

    Or, should I just, once Office is installed, drag them all from L back to C? Why or why not?

    Thanks!
     
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    I'd put em where the OS wants em.
     
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    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

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    Yes, the fonts folder is a system folder. What you can do is archive them on the external harddrive, and there's an Install Fonts option in Windows 7 that will copy them all to the right place.
     

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