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Contents

Introduction
How to download the Jig FontTM Puzzles
How to install the Jig FontsTM files
How to do the puzzles

Introduction

Jig FontsTM are just True Type fonts, just like the fonts you use for writing documents in your word processor.

But Jig FontsTM are more than that - each character or letter is part of a bigger image.

What you have to do is work out the order in which to type the characters to complete the puzzle.

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How To Download The Jig FontTM Puzzles

To speed up downloads, The Jig FontsTM are supplied as compressed .zip files.
The files are supplied with a filename like JF_filename.zip and when decompressed the filename will look like JF_filename.ttf (where filename is the name of the Jig FontTM).

Windows / PC Users Windows / PC Users
You will need a program such as WinZip to decompress (unzip) the Jig FontTM file. When you have a program installed to decompress .zip files, you can click on the Jig FontTM link and choose to 'Save as..' or 'Open' the file directly. Unzip the font into your Fonts folder.

Mac Users Mac Users
You will need a program such as ZipIt to decompress (unzip) the Jig FontTM file. When you have a program installed to decompress .zip files, you can click on the Jig FontTM link and choose to 'Save as..' or 'Open' the file directly. Save the file onto your computer.

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How to install fonts

Windows / PC Users Windows / PC Users
Saving the decompressed font into your fonts folder (normally located in your Windows folder) should install the font. If you cannot find the font listed when you open a word processor, the easiest thing is to re-start you computer and the font will be installed. Alternatively, you can open Control Panel (Windows) and then open the Fonts folder and install the font from there. See your computer's help files for more information.

Mac Users Mac Users
Once you have unzipped the Jig FontTM file, you will then need to convert the font to Mac format. To do this you can use a program such as ttconverter.hqx. Click here to download this program.
Then, locate the font (e.g. JF_fontname.ttf) and drag it onto the TTConverter app. This will create a font suitcase. Move the font suitcase into the Fonts folder, inside your System Folder.
You may need to close and re-start any programs which uses fonts before you see the new font.
This should install the font, but if you cannot find it when you open a word processor the easiest thing is to re-start you computer and the font will be installed.

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How To Do The Puzzles

Turn Your Own Handwriting Into A True Type Font!To do the complete puzzle, the best thing to do is to open up a new document in your favourite word processor and change the font to the name of the puzzle you want to do. You may also want to change the size of the font so that the pieces are easier to see.

Type out the letters that the font puzzle consists of.

Then start trying to piece the picture together by cutting (Ctrl + X) and pasting (Ctrl + V) the characters from your typed list onto a new line. Cut and Paste can also be selected from the 'Edit' menu or by right clicking on the piece you want to cut.

Remember that the characters will behave just like any other font in a word processor - you'll need to press the enter key to start a new line and if you delete or add a character it will move other pieces on the same line.

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