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How to backup your handwriting font

Once you have received your handwriting font it is important to save a copy of it in a folder other than the fonts folder.

If you make regular backups (which you should do if you have any data on your hard disk that you cannot afford to lose) you should ensure that you place a copy of your font in a directory that will be included in your backup.

We recommend that you employ a backup strategy to protect your data in the event of hard disk failure.

We will only retain your font for a guaranteed 30 days from the date we produce it. After that, we may not be able to provide you with a copy of your font should you lose it (unless you've given permission for it to be used in the 'Font Vault').

Alternatively, you can purchase a special 'Personal Web Page' where we will host your font for anyone you choose to easily download and install it. (See below)

Personal Font Web Page

A Personal Font Web Page is your guaranteed font backup, and link for anyone who wants to download your font.

As explained in the help section 'Using Your Font In E-Mail Messages', you cannot easily use your font in e-mail messages. You must ensure that the recipient of the message has your font installed for them to be able to see it.

The answer to this problem is to have your own personal font page on the web. Then you can point people to a place where they can download your font file using a simple text message at the bottom of your e-mail.

For example:

This message is written in my own handwriting!
To see the message in my handwriting you will first need to install the font.
To download my font, and find out how turn your own handwriting into a True Type Font, go to http://www.quantumenterprises.co.uk/personalfont/example.htm

You may have already given permission for your font to be hosted in the 'Font Vault', but this will not include your signature, and as this page grows it will become harder and harder to pick out a particular font.

Personal font pages are available to all, but only if you give someone your font page web address. Personal font pages will not be indexed by the search engines.

This is also another way of guaranteeing a backup copy of your font. If you lose your font due to a hard disk failure, you can download another copy from your own personal font page!

You will only be charged a one-off fee to host your own handwriting font.

Purchase a Personal Font Web Page.

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