Install non SoftMaker font in Linux SoftMaker

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KRF4313
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Install non SoftMaker font in Linux SoftMaker

Post by KRF4313 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:02 am

Subject sounds confusing, but I am using Linux SoftMaker. I want to install a .ttf (Palatino Linotype) into my SoftMaker. I already installed it in my Linux Mint (20.1) into my Fonts folder and Libre Office recognizes it, but not SoftMaker. How do I get SoftMaker to recognize the already installed font?

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Re: Install non SoftMaker font in Linux SoftMaker

Post by SuperTech » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:02 pm

Instead of just pasting the font file in the folder, please open the file and click on the install button to actually install the font. After this SoftMaker Office will be able to use this new font.

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Re: Install non SoftMaker font in Linux SoftMaker

Post by KRF4313 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:27 am

The font is already installed, in one of the fonts folder. Libre Office "finds" it and can apply it. SoftMaker 2016 does NOT find it.

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Re: Install non SoftMaker font in Linux SoftMaker

Post by KRF4313 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 8:06 am

I figured it out. Here is how to do it. Go to Home directory, then usr/share/fonts/truetype. (This is of course if you are downloading truetype fonts) Right click in open space and click "Create Folder." Name the folder whatever you want, then copy your downloaded fonts you got from the internet into that folder. It was ONLY when I did this did SoftMaker "find" the font. Must be something in the code that makes SoftMaker not look in the other Mint folders storing fonts.

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