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- Your own handwriting turned into your very own font
- Optionally include your signature and digitally sign your contracts
- Use your fonts on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
- Use your fonts in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and every program that you own
Step One (Print Template)
The first thing to do is print the template. We have it available in a PDF document. To make optimal use of the size of your paper, we recommend you print out the PDF document.
Use a Suitable Pen (e.g. service will convert your handwriting into a 'true type' font that can be installed in your computer and used like a regular font. You can also choose to include your signature in this process so it can easily be inserted into any document. This font can be used in any application as long as you can install 'true type' fonts in your operating system. We can assure you that this font will work in MS Windows, but we have not tested it in other operating systems.
1. Print template
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Print this PDF template.
2. Complete template
Use a suitable pen such as a black permanent marker of fine or medium thickness ) to draw the characters the way that you normally write. The pen should not be too thin or too thick. The pen should produce solid consistent black lines without any variation in shade. Make sure you draw your characters within the designated cells as explained below.
Only Characters characters that are written down on the template are added to your font set; therefore any characters you skip in the font, so if you only need a few characters, then only write those down. If you don't want accented characters, you can skip page two of the template.
All cells (except the signature cell) contain horizontal guidelines (actuallt for little marks on both templates will not be included in your font set. We recommend that you fill in all the characters.
Additional charges will apply if you skip a character in the template and you want that character added later. You will also be charged extra if you request any of your characters to be modified after we've started the work; such as changing the size or vertical/horizontal positioning.
All cells, except the signature cell, contain horizontal guidelines (little marks on both the left and right side of each cell) that should help you write the your characters in the right dimensions, and in the best possible positions in a consistent size and position in each cell. The first row in the image below illustrates how to get the best results (first row) and what you should avoid (second row)while the second row shows you what to avoid.
3. Scan template
Scan your completed template after you have drawn all your characters. Following are some important points to keep in mind when scanning.
- Scan at a reasonable resolution; we recommend you scan at minimum of 300 dpi
- Always write inside the cells, don't go out there (not even with your signature!)
Verify that the scanner bed is clean
Putthe first page of
the template pages as straight as possible on the scanner bed
- Make sure the page is in the proper orientation
Scan in color (24-bit) or grayscale (8-bit), not just black and white (1-bit)
- Make sure the scanned image is not clipped (cropped), all template borders must be included
All grid lines must be clearly visible, not interrupted, and not crossed by any other (drawn) objects
- The width of the image has to be between 1000 and 6000 pixels, the height must be more than 1000 pixels, but should not exceed 9000 pixels
- Save the scanned template to your hard disk either as
You must save your template in one of the following formats: .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf, .tif, or .tifffile; other extensions (e.g. .doc, .bmp) are not supported
Step Four (E-mail Template)
4. Send template
Upload your template file to your order placed online. You must give your font a name, this name will appear as the font name in all applications, so make sure you give your font an appropriate name. You will need to include the following information in your email:
Font Name (2-30 characters max)
Your File must not exceed 10MB
* Only template files with the extensions .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf, .tif, and .tiff are allowed.
Your font name can be between 4 to 30 characters and your uploaded file must not exceed 10mb. Include this name as a comment when you are uploading your file.
5. Receive your font file
Your true type font file will be placed in your order online to download. In order to use your font, you need to install it in your operating system. Installing a font makes the font available to all applications (including but not limited to most word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and graphic design programs like Microsoft Word, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) on your computer. The easiest and most convenient way to install your fonts is to use a font manager. If you don't have a font manager, do follow the instructions below.
Note: Some programs require a restart for the new font to be available.
Windows font installation instructions
- Open "Control Panel" (under Start->Settings)
- Double-click "Fonts" category
- Select "Install New Font..." from File menu
- Browse to the location you placed the font file
- Select "Your font (TrueType)" from the window
- Click the Ok button
Note: If you are reinstalling the font, it is recommended you uninstall and delete the font BEFORE installing the new version. Sometimes a reboot is required as well.
Macintosh font installation instructions (Mac OS X)
- Locate your font file in the Finder
- Double-click the font file icon
- Font Book should display the font
- Click the Install button
. Your font installation will vary depending upon your computer's operating system. Unfortunately, we cannot offer technical support with installing your font.