Step One: Download Your Fonts

First things first! Once you've decided that you're ready to enjoy some of our fine Font Diner fonts to create with on your computer, all you have to do to get started is download them!

Any of our FREE Silverware fonts can be downloaded from our Vend-O-Matic automatic font vending machine for your personal use and enjoyment and it couldn't be easier! Just click either the Mac or PC button to the left of the font you'd like to grab at our Vend-O-Matic to begin downloading the fonts!

If you decided you just can't live without one of our world-famous Font Diner Font Sets and have purchased one or more from our site, a download link will be presented to you after your payment has been accepted and all you need to do is click the appropriate link to download the fonts!

Step Two: Unzip Your Fonts

Since all our font downloads contain multiple files, in order to offer our fine patrons a single file they can download, we had to 'zip' 'em up into a single file for easy use. That means you have to fully 'un-zip' the file you downloaded from us before you can access or install the fonts.

These zipped files end with the file extension .zip and can be easily unzipped as follows:

For Windows Users:
Simply right click on the .zip file and select the "Extract All" option, then tell Windows where you'd like the files saved to. Choose a location that is easy to access such as the Desktop. If you don't see this option when you right-click on the .zip file, download and install jZIP for FREE then try again.

Keep in mind, you must fully unzip the file before you can install the fonts. Just double clicking the .zip file may reveal the contents of the .zip file, but if you attempt to install any fonts from that window, they will report an alert as being corrupt.

For Mac Users:
For most Mac users, your browser will automatically unzip the files you've downloaded. By default, these files should appear on the Desktop but sometimes will download directly into your Downloads folder depending on your browser settings and you may need to hunt them down locally after downloading them.

If they do not unzip and double clicking doesn't seem to work, simply download a FREE copy of Stuffit Expander and either drag the .zipped file on to the Stuffit Expander icon on the Desktop or while holding down the control key, click on the .zip file and select the option: Open With > Stuffit Expander.

Step Three: Install Your Fonts

Once you've got your fonts unzipped and you're ready to start using 'em, just follow the simple steps below but please keep a few things in mind first . . .

Which Font Format Should I Install?
Above all else, ONLY INSTALL ONE FONT FORMAT! You heard it here first gang . . . When you finally get the fonts downloaded and unzipped and are ready to go, you will notice there are multiple font files inside the folder you just unzipped and each is organized by type.

99% of all users will be just fine installing ONLY the OpenType font files. If you're working with an application that only uses TrueType fonts, then ONLY install TrueType fonts. BUT, only install one or the other.

One other thing to keep in mind is that OpenType fonts contain lots of really cool features not available in standard font formats including alternate characters, automatic design features and more. HOWEVER, unless you're using a program that can see these features, you likely will not be able to take advantage of this magical font format. All Adobe CS products and Quark 7 and higher can use these advanced features with more supported daily.

Got that all sorted out? Now let's install the fonts already eh!

Windows Users

For Windows 7 Users:
Simply right click on the font you wish to install and select 'Install'

For Windows Vista Users:
  1. Click the Start button, and then launch the Control Panel
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization
  3. Click on Fonts
  4. At the top, click File, then Install New Font - If you don't see the file menu, press the ALT key
  5. Browse to the folder that contains the fonts you want to install, then select each holding down the Control key if you wish to select multiple fonts
  6. Once selected, simply click the Install button to install the fonts
For Windows XP Users:
  1. Click the Start button, and then launch the Control Panel
  2. Click Appearance and Personalization
  3. Click on Fonts from the See Also panel at left
  4. At the top, click File, then Install New Font
  5. Browse to the folder that contains the fonts you want to install, then select each holding down the Control key if you wish to select multiple fonts
  6. Once selected, simply click the OK button to install the fonts

Macintosh Users

For Macintosh OSX Users:
  1. Double-click the OS X hard drive icon
  2. Open the Library folder
  3. Open the Fonts folder
  4. Drag the fonts into the Fonts folder
For Macintosh OS 9 Users or Earlier:
  1. Quit any open applications
  2. Open either PostScript or TrueType folder
  3. Select contents of opened folder
  4. Drag contents to your unopened system folder
  5. A window will come up asking you if you want them installed. Click 'OK'
  6. Restart your Mac
If you use a large number of fonts on your Macintosh, a font management utility is highly recommended.

If installation was successful, your fonts should now be installed and will appear in the menu of every application that uses a font menu. If you still don't see the fonts after installation try restarting your computer. If you don't see the font, it may be listed under a different name in the font menu so make sure you give it a good look over. And when all else fails, fill our an online support request.