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How to install new font on OS X to be used across OpenOffice, iWork, OfficeForMac, mail and other word processing applications?

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1. Download the font 2. Double-click the file 3. Click install 4. Restart any applications that need to use the new font. –  gentmatt Jul 13 '12 at 12:57
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@gentmatt You don't even need to reopen most applications. –  Lauri Ranta Jul 13 '12 at 13:06
    
@LauriRanta I'm not sure to which applications this applies (Office '08 ?), but I mentioned this just as precaution. –  gentmatt Jul 13 '12 at 13:18
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A third option would be to open the files (for all typefaces), and click the Install Font button in the window, which copies the font files to ~/Library/Fonts/.

I usually just move the files manually because I keep each font in their own folder.

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You can use the application Font Book which is part of your default OS install in your applications folder.

Open is up, hit the menus, and check out File > Add Fonts then navigate to the files in question.

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Using Finder, drag the font files to folder /Library/Fonts. Or drag the font files to folder /Users/<your user name>/Library/Fonts when you would like to install the fonts for usage in your own account only.

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