Engagement Scrapbooks

Amy Cunningham

Fonts are an important part of putting together your romantic scrapbook because they convey the overall mood and message of your page. Here are some great font resources we've gathered to help you out.

Free Font Downloads

There are so many places to download free fonts on the Internet today. Here's are a few of our favorites:

Fonts For Kids - If you don't have kids, don't let the title scare you away. This site has some great fonts for those "fun" romance pages.
Romantic Fonts - They actually categorize these as Valentine's fonts, but these romantic fonts can be used for any romantic occasion!
ThemeWorld Fonts - Another one-stop source with thousands of font downloads.
Famous Fonts - Numerous music, television, and movie fonts.

Installing Fonts

To install a font on Windows, you will need to place the font in the 'Fonts' folder and then use the 'install font' option from the drop down menu. An easy way to use a downloaded font without installing is to open the font up prior to opening your software application. Once the font is open, you can then open your word processing or graphics program and use the font without actually installing it. Note: Be sure to scan all downloaded files for viruses prior to using them.

Font Software

Downloading fonts can be addictive. Since you should never have more than xxx installed at once, what do you do with the rest? The Font Thing solves that problem. This free download will scan your computer for fonts and helps you organize them into descriptive folders to keep track of what you have. It also makes installing and uninstalling your fonts easy as pie.

Do NOT Delete These Fonts

As you're installing and uninstalling fonts, be sure to never uninstall or delete the following fonts:

Arial
Arial Bold
Arial Bold Italic
Arial Italic
Courier 10,12,15
Courier New
Courier New Bold
Courier New Bold Italic
Courier New Italic
Marlett
Modern
MS Sans Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24
MS Serif 8,10,12,14,18,24
Roman
Script
Small fonts
Symbol
Symbol 8,10,12,14,18,24
Times New Roman
Times New Roman Bold
Times New Roman Bold Italic
Times New Roman Italic
Wingdings
Any font with a red 'A' for it's icon.
Any font that begins with the letters MS.
Also, some software programs have fonts that are required for the program to display properly. To be on the safe side, it's easiest to never delete a font that you did not install yourself.

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Romantic Scrapbooking Resources

Introduction to Romantic Scrapbooking
Scrapbooking Organization
Romantic Scrapbooking Basics
Romantic Scrapbook Design