Transfering My Signature True Type Font from Windows to Mac

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  1. mediclips, Apr 12, 2014
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    mediclips macrumors newbie

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    After 22 years in Windows I moved to Mac a few weeks ago.

    I have my signature as True Type Font in Windows so I can sign documents from any application (Word, Outlook, etc...) just by choosing MySignature font from the list of fonts and typing the preselected keyboard strokes: Capital A.

    Since is a True Type Font, I installed it in Font Book, activated and validated. I even can see my actual signature in the preview windows, so the file is fine. So far, so good.

    But when I choose MySignature Font from the list of Fonts in Microsoft Office Word for Mac and try to sign any document with Capital A (preselected keyboard strokes), it immediately changes to any other font and writes the actual Capital A in that font instead of my signature.

    I have tried all the letters and nothing works. I also tried the same MySignature Font in Windows 8.1 running on Parallels 9 in the same MacBook Pro and works just fine, so the file is not corrupted.

    Is there any way I can get around this? Any trick to actually get my signature in my Mac apps? Remember, I can see my actual signature in the preview window in the Font Book, so the problem seems to be the preselected keyboard strokes or something else...

    I would appreciate any help and thanks.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Interesting idea!

    What happens if you type a capital A, then select it and change the font to your signature font?

    Does it behave differently in a built-in OS X app like Notes or Wordpad?

    Maybe convert the TTF to OTF and see if that makes a difference?

    I use an app called TextExpander that lets me automatically convert a certain key sequence (e.g. ;sign) into something else, complete with formatting. I wouldn't say buy it just for this purpose but it's a handy app and would save you some mouse clicks if you get this working.
     
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