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AnnieC
02.02.2011, 20:05
PLEASE HELP.  I am trying to install a new .shx font in autoCAD 2011.  I have copied the font into my autocad fonts file but it is not installing or coming up on the style window.  The compile command does not work either for this extension... 

HAWDesigner
02.02.2011, 20:13
I don't do this very often, but according to Tip# 7444, you have done all you need to. Unless there is an error with the Font, it should work fine.Have you rebooted AutoCAD?

AnnieC
02.02.2011, 20:13
i have rebooted autoCAD and the whole computer.  I will try again...

HAWDesigner
02.02.2011, 20:19
If you've already rebooted, there should be no need to do that again.Are you sure there are no errors in the SHX font file?

John Connor
02.02.2011, 22:36
Are you sure it is a font file and not a shape file?AutoCAD 2011?  Is it 32-bit or 64-bit?  What OS are you running?  Is it 32-bit or 64-bit?

AnnieC
03.02.2011, 01:50
it is 32 bit and i am running Windows xp (through a dual operating system on a MAC... )

Rikky
03.02.2011, 07:49
I just instaled the new font in control panel... And AutoCAD just take this over...
 
Only thing you have to do is reboot AutoCAD...

John Connor
03.02.2011, 11:50
Can you post the font?  I'd like to try and load it into my AutoCAD 2011.  Thanks.

AnnieC
03.02.2011, 15:10
Hi john.. here are the fonts.. they are eduardian script and Heliviticauploads/20110203_151009_fonts.zip

AnnieC
03.02.2011, 15:13
The only fonts i can install from my control panel are true type fonts.  It does not show up shx font so that i can select it and download it into windows. 

John Connor
03.02.2011, 15:17
Annie:
 
Did you try putting the fonts in the AutoCAD Font folder initially or were you trying to load them from another location (the Desktop)?

AnnieC
03.02.2011, 15:23
Yes of course... i put them in the autocad fonts folder but i just copied them into the fonts folder.  I did not install or do anything else.  I would like to verify which folder it is ... i copied them in c:/program files/autodesk/autocad2011/fonts.. i dont think there are any other autocad fonts folders... I did a search and copied them into a few other fonts folders.  The windows fonts folder however, i am unable to install them. 

John Connor
03.02.2011, 15:28
The fonts do not have to be "installed" like TrueType fonts are.  I've had partial success.  I can use the Helvetica style font.  No luck yet with the other.  Not sure why that would be.
 
I got the ES.shx to work.  Not sure why it worked the second time.  All I did was rename the shx file from ES to Eduardian.  Funny thing is when I scrolled through the list I have another entry for Eduardian Script ITC which I do not recall seeing the first time.  Maybe I've gone blind and don't realize yet.John Connor2011-02-03 15:34:45

HAWDesigner
03.02.2011, 15:48

[QUOTE=AnnieC]on a MAC...[/QUOTE]Well, there's your problem right there.

AnnieC
03.02.2011, 16:02
THE HELVITICA worked when i renamed it but the eduardian did not... huh

John Connor
03.02.2011, 16:06
I'd post an image of both of them taken as a screen shot from my monitor but the feature set here re: images is rather cumbersome and the results are poor.
 
What did you rename ES.shx as?

AnnieC
03.02.2011, 16:09
I renamed it as eduardian... however, i opened my old autocad that has the font and it is named as es.shx in the file but in CAD under the "style" command, it lists as eduardian script ITC

John Connor
03.02.2011, 16:14
Then I would recommend renaming it the same and see what happens.  The ES font is kind of nice looking.  I'm not a big fan of the Helv font however.  I have a Helvo.shx that is sans serif and open on the interior (no additional lines) that I use for our company logo.  Even when it is reduced in size it prints clearly.  What I'm afraid of when using fonts that consist of multiple lines is that they will bleed into each other when the drawing is reduced and it will look like a black blob.  Can't be too careful with appearances, right?