Font Book and MacKeeper

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  1. mike97208 macrumors member

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    I have a MacBook running OS 10.5.8. I have Font Book in my Applications folder.

    I want to activate a certain font. Through my HD icon I navigated to Font Book.
    I selected the font I want to activate and then clicked on the "+" button at the bottom and a pulldown menu came down asking me to select a folder for the font. I selected one on my desktop and clicked "open" but nothing happened and the font was not added.

    What's the problem?

    Another problem I am having is that I keep getting a pop-up for MacKeeper which I guess is a virus. It appears in different forms. How can I make this go away?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Where did you get the font? Are you sure it's not corrupt or damaged? What file extension does it have?
    It's not a virus, as there are no Mac OS X viruses in the wild, and only a few trojans. It's most likely a pop-up advertisement for a useless app. Get an ad-blocker for your browser.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

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    There's no need to navigate to Font Book to add a font. Simply double-clicking the font file itself should open Font Book and prompt to install. Does this not work with that file? As GGJstudios said, it could simply be a corrupt file.

    jW
     
  4. MacSawdust macrumors member

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    The easy way. (Works in Lion)

    Double click font file.
    Click on the pop-up dialog button asking to install it.
    There is no step three.
     
  5. mike97208 thread starter macrumors member

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    It is an Open Type font. It has an ".otf" extension. I can't remember where I got it.

    It still doesn't open, so maybe it is corrupt.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, I'd suspect that. Try downloading it again, if you can remember where you got it.
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You don't have to remember where you got the font. You know its name. Google the font by name.
     
  8. mike97208 thread starter macrumors member

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    Found it. It's Bickham Script Pro. What now?

    Ok, I found the typestyle at the website linked below.

    The typestyle is call: Bickham Script Pro and has an "rar" tag. It is in my download folder. What do I do with it now?


    http://www.4shared.com
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    A .rar is a compressed file, like a .zip file. Double-click it and it should unzip, revealing the font file. Double-click the font file to install it.
     
  10. \-V-/ Suspended

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    And in case you don't have an app to decompress the RAR file, use this: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22774/the-unarchiver
     

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