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How can I add more font choices to the dropdown list of fonts that appears when I add text to a photo? I

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How can I add more font choices to the dropdown list of fonts that appears when I add text to a photo? I pattyandbenj 1/13/09 11:33 PM
Re: How can I add more font choices to the dropdown list of fonts that appears when I add text to a photo? I OzNinja 1/14/09 11:15 AM
On my system the font choices point to almost all the fonts that I have available on my entire computer system. There are around one  hundred with multiple sizes and formats too  - bold , Italic etc. .

Are you saying that you can not find at least one that will suit you?

There is no way to add extra fonts to this list in Picasa.
Re: How can I add more font choices to the dropdown list of fonts that appears when I add text to a photo? I poppurrzz 7/17/09 3:52 AM
Actually, there is. Here's how:

1. Uninstall Picasa
2. Copy the Fonts you want inside the Fonts folder in the Control Panel
3. Reinstall Picasa
Re: How can I add more font choices to the dropdown list of fonts that appears when I add text to a photo? I Byteguy 7/17/09 9:43 AM
You shouldn't have to uninstall Picasa.  You just want Picasa to re-request the font set from Windows.  Normally, restarting the program is enough.  Sometimes, I've found that trying to print something (just go to Print, don't have to actually print) works.
 
Keep in mind that your system will slow down as you add tons of fonts (I hate those "10,000 Font" packs) and a font that is too far from the Windows standard may not work in all programs.
 
 
Re: How can I add more font choices to the dropdown list of fonts that appears when I add text to a photo? I chanchan 7/17/09 2:27 PM
picasa text doesn't support the fonts of many foreign alphabets.   i don't KNOW this, but it has been a problem stated by others who have wanted to use them.
 
byteguy -- how do you get picasa "to re-request the font set."  i have the loki-cola font on my computer, and would love to use it in picasa.   chanita
Re: How can I add more font choices to the dropdown list of fonts that appears when I add text to a photo? I Byteguy 7/17/09 2:42 PM
Re-request happens when a program asks Windows to refresh.  I know Word only does this when you hit the print button.
 
If you've exited the program and restarted Windows and you still don't see the font then it could be that it's one of those "problem fonts"
 
There are lots of them out there on the internet that are just not up to spec.  I have a desktop publishing program that is BRUTAL at ignoring fonts.  Picasa seems to be "highly protective" which is really a good thing; they have to convert to pixels and a bad font will turn out ugly.
 
Some people have tried re-installing the same font and had it show up after two or three times.
 
Close the program and go to Start -> Settings -> Control Pannel -> Fonts to open the list.  Then drag and drop the file out and in.  You should see and "Installing" window really quick when you drop the font in.
 
Restart the computer and see if it shows up then.
Re: How can I add more font choices to the dropdown list of fonts that appears when I add text to a photo? I chanchan 9/1/09 12:32 PM
thank you so much.   i'm moving these instructions over to my "brain," which, fates willing, will never lock itself up again.   time for a BIG backup, i suppose.
doing something about it might take awhile....  i need to take some classes, post haste.     again, thank you.      chanita