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How to install fonts manually on a Mac

First download the zip file from your download page and unzip it. Close any open applications. You will need to install the fonts first, then if you have purchase a Joinit package for Microsoft Word you'll need to install the template.

How to install fonts into Mac OS X

1. In the Finder, open the folder or disk that contains the unzipped CCW fonts.

2. Select all the fonts you want to install.

3. Drag and drop the fonts into the Fonts folder in the Library folder.

Note: If you want fonts to be availabe to applications running in Classic mode, you must install them into the Fonts folder inside the Classic System Folder.

How to install fonts in Mac OS 9.x or 8.x

1. In the Finder, open the folder or disk that contains the unzipped CCW fonts.

2. Select all the fonts you want to install.

3. Drag and drop the fonts onto the closed System Folder icon.

4. Click OK to complete the installation.

To install the Joinit template

If you have purchased a Joinit package then once you have installed the fonts you will need to copy the Joinit template (e.g. JoinitC1.dot - the name will depend on which font style you have chosen) to a safe place on your Mac. Create an alias (shortcut) to the JoinitC1.dot template that you have just saved: hold down Ctrl and click on the template, choose Make Alias, then drag it to the desktop.

To use Joinit, double-click the alias/shortcut on your desktop. Microsoft Word will open with a new document based on the JoinitC1.dot template. The first time you use it you will probably get a message that macros are not enabled - you must enable macros otherwise Joinit will not work. Joinit uses a macro to insert the correct joins between the letters.

In Word 2004 you should see the Joinit toolbar floating above the page. In Word 2011 the toolbar is in the Add-ins tab. Type some text (in any font - the font will be replaced), then highlight it and click one of the Joinit buttons to convert the text to joined solid, joined dotted or joined lined. If the text does not join, check your security settings as they may be preventing the macro from running.

To use the unjoined fonts with names beginning "CCW..." simply select the required font from the dropdown font menu just as you would with Arial or Times New Roman.