October 13, 2013

I'm having a SALE!

Teachers Pay Teachers was excited to announce yesterday on their Facebook page that they reached 100K followers!  To celebrate they are offering an extra 10% off if you use FB100K at checkout.  Their offer ends at midnight tonight.  I also decided to hold a sale.  I am giving 20% off today and tomorrow!  So... pick up some new activities and save $$ at the same time. :-)

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October 6, 2013

Favorite Free Fonts & How to Install Them

Yes, I'll admit it... I am a fontaholic.  I LOVE fonts and how they can make a big difference in the way a document  or presentation looks.  So today I'm going to share with you my favorite fonts, where to get them and how to install them.  This is something I get asked quite a bit, so I hope you find this post useful.  My favorites are shown below.  These are the fonts I turn to over and over when creating activities.

Click on the links below to take you to the download page:
Installing Fonts on a PC:
After clicking the link, save the file in a location on your computer, such as My Documents.  The font will download as a zipped file.  To unzip it, double-click the folder and click and drag the fonts out of the folder to your desktop or another location.  Next, open your Control Panel by clicking on Start and finding Control Panel on the right side of the menu.  Open the Fonts folder.  Drag and drop the fonts file into your Fonts folder.  It will copy into the folder and be available in your software programs to use.  Voila!
Installing Fonts on a Mac:
Right-click on the font file you want to download and choose Save Link As.  In the Save As screen, choose a location to save the file and click Save.  Open Finder and where you saved the file.  Double-click on the file name.  It will open the font and show all of the letters.  Click on the Install Font button at the bottom of the screen.  It will add the font to the fonts file and be ready to use in your software programs. 
*Note - If you don't have a right-click button, alt option and click on the file or use two fingers to click on your touchpad.
**Note - If you have a program, such as Word, open when you install a font you may need to close the program and reopen it in order for the fonts to show in your list.
Happy Creating!

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