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Turning Your Handwriting Into A Font Is Stupid Easy

I'm very font of this method.

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1. Print this template and fill out all of the little squares.

Don't use a ball point pen. Use a marker! Also, you really do have to stay in the gray boxes. The bottoms of my g's got cut off. Sad.

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3. Upload the template to MyScriptFont.com and then you'll get this:

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Looks good? Proceed. Looks like a buncha weird boxes? Make sure your template file is properly rotated (portrait, not landscape).

If you're wondering whether you should download it as an "OTF" file vs. "TTF" file, consider that .otf is a relatively newer format, so more tools work with .ttf font sets.

4. Install your new font.

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In Mac OS X, open Font Book then File > Add Fonts (or command + O).

In Windows, click Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Fonts. Then click File > Install New Font.

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