INSTALLING THE FONTSThe following explanation assumes you are installing Alphabet Train. Follow the same procedure for other fonts.
MAC:When you receive your files, if you are lucky, your software will unpack them for you and place them in folders at the destination you specify. You will still have to follow the installation instructions included with the documentation.
Otherwise, you should have one of two sitiuations, first, the files may still be binhexed, if this is the case, they will have the suffix ".sea.hqx" you will need to decode the files. You can use Stuffit Expander to do this. Second, the files may be compressed and they will only have the suffix, ".sea". Simply double click each .sea file and it will unpack itself. On the Mac, the postscript version will require two files, one with the entire font name and the suffix, ".bmap" (the icon looks like a suitcase) and one with a truncated version of the font name (the icon looks like a laser printer). The True Type version requires just one file with the suffix, ".suit" (the icon looks like a suitcase). Consider the following example which assumes you are installing the "Railroad Roman" font:
MAC POST SCRIPT:Just drag the files: "RailroadRoman.bmap", and "RailrRom", onto your system folder and restart any applications that are currently running.
MAC TRUE TYPE:Drag the SINGLE file: "RailroadRoman.suit", onto your system folder
PLEASE NOTEAll Windows font sets are shipped in a Zip file. You must unzip these files before installing. In most cases you may just double click these files to unzip. If this does not work, you may need to download the unzip software. You may download an Evaluation Version on Winzip at: www.winzip.com. This is a very handy program as many software packages you may download from the Web will be in the Zip format.
WINDOWS 3.X:Locate the FONT control panel and open it. Select the "Add Font" button. Locate the True Type version of Alphabet Train on your disk drives (it has the .TTF suffix)
If a complex True Type font fails to print, you may be able to solve the problem by changing the OutlineThreshold setting in the [True Type] section of your Windows WIN.INI file. The default setting is 256 (pixels per em (if you don't know, don't worry)) and has a range of 0-300. If you change it to 70 (i.e., OutlineThreshold=70), the True Type font might print. The price of this improvement may be a slower print speed. As I understand it, by lowering the OutlineThreshold, you are decreasing the amount of memory needed to print the fonts.
WINDOWS 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XPGo to Start, then Help, then index, then "adding new fonts" and follow the directions.
OTHER IBM/PC OPERATING SYSTEMS OR APPLICATIONS:Follow the application specific instructions for installing a Post Script or True Type Font