How To Make A Font
There are many fonts available for word processors, but you may want to learn how to make a font. While you cannot make a font through a regular word processing program, you can use specialized services to get the font you want, though these programs do cost money. If you want a more unique font without spending the cash to make your own, you can play around with the "font" tab in Microsoft Word to edit spacing, outlining and other aspects of a font's style. The following shows how to use an online program to make a font.
What you will need to make a font:
- Money to pay for the service
- A font design
- Basic computer skills
- You will need to visit a site like YourFonts.com to get a template for your font. This is the paper you will use to design all of the different letters and symbols of your font. In order to make a font, you will first need to print out the paper.
- Design all of your letters and symbols. Make sure each element is perfect, as you will be less likely to use a font that bothers you every time you look at it. Try to make a font that is unique; you can do this by simply using your own handwriting.
- Scan the template into the program. You will need a good scanner so all of your fonts show up properly. If the fonts are not displaying properly, consider using a scanner at a local library or copy shop.
- Preview your fonts. Make sure every letter and symbol is perfect before you download and install your font. While the company mentioned above has an "only buy if you're happy with the font" policy, it is best to correct the problem early on.
- Download your fonts to your computer and pay for them. According to YourFonts.com's website, fonts cost between $9.95 and $14.95. If you are willing to pay this amount, you can make a new font that is uniquely yours.