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Install or remove external PCL soft fonts

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To install or remove external PCL soft fonts

This procedure enables you to install PCL format fonts on Hewlett-Packard LaserJet, DeskJet, or compatible printers. External fonts can be PCL soft fonts or cartridge fonts. Refer to your font documentation to check the format of your fonts.

You must also have the Manage Printers permission, which is one of several printer permissions. For more information, click Related Topics.

  1. Open Printers and Faxes.

  2. Right-click the icon for the printer you are using, and then click properties.

  3. On the Device Settings tab, click External Fonts, and then click Properties.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To install external PCL soft fonts, in New Soft Font Directory, type the path to the folder or drive where the fonts are located, and then click Open. Click the fonts you want to install in New Soft Fonts, and then click Add after each selection.

    • To remove external PCL soft fonts, in Installed Soft Fonts, click the fonts you want to remove, and then click Delete.


  • To open Printers and Faxes, click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • If you need to add or remove TrueType fonts, use the Fonts folder in Control Panel.

  • You can also open printer properties in Printers and Faxes by clicking a printer, and then clicking Set printer properties under Tasks on the left side of the window. This option is available only if folders are set to look like a Web page and a printer is selected. For more information, click Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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