Adding a new font?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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Hello,

I am using Adobe Animate CC 2015 and I am unable to add a new font.  The "add web fonts" button is grayed out, and I can't click on it.  Is there a setting somewhere that needs to be adjusted first? 

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017
If you can use the font in any other program it should work in Animate. You should note that the order of fonts isn't simply alphabetical. If the font has an unusual name, typing the first few letters in the Character/Family field should find it.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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Web fonts only work with HTML5 Canvas documents. Is that what you have selected?

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Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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its an actionscript 3.0 document.  I had a feeling that might be the issue, but is there no way to add a font to a .FLA document?  I guess i'll have to copy and paste into flash from photoshop.  Any other workarounds?  I'm pretty far into my animation.

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Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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You don't import fonts into an AS3 FLA. You select the textfield and in Properties you use the Embed feature. In there you can pick and choose about what gets embedded. For example, if the textfield is only ever going to show numbers, you could type in 0123456789., into the Also include these characters field, and only those characters would get embedded, saving some file space. Or you could choose All, and be able to show any character that font is able to draw.

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LEGEND ,
Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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While you can't use a web font, you can use any font that's installed on your computer. Is the font that you want to use available to download? If you can use the font in Photoshop you should be able to use it in Animate. Do you see the font in the list of available fonts in the text Properties window?

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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Agh, seems I was a bit confused.

but...

No, the font is saved to my PC but is not showing up in the 'properties' drop down with all the other fonts.  Do I need to save it to a particular folder?

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Mar 26, 2017 Mar 26, 2017

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If you can use the font in any other program it should work in Animate. You should note that the order of fonts isn't simply alphabetical. If the font has an unusual name, typing the first few letters in the Character/Family field should find it.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 29, 2017 Mar 29, 2017

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I made a stupid mistake.  I had the font downloaded but not installed to my PC.  Followed the rest of your steps and it worked.  Thank you!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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I have far fewer fonts showing up in Animate v21.0.3 than I do in MS Word or other apps on my Mac Mini M1, OS11.2. I want to use Century Gothic in Animate, and it's not in the list, and yes, I've tried typing the first few letters. Does it have to be a web font? What could be the issue here?

I see maybe half as many fonts in Animate than I do in MS Word, and I'd far rather have design versatility in Animate than in Word, ha. Thx

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New Here ,
Aug 17, 2017 Aug 17, 2017

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I cant find out where to add a font on Acrobat Pro, can you help?

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LEGEND ,
Aug 17, 2017 Aug 17, 2017

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As Colin answered above for Animate, if you install a font on your computer, it should show up in the fonts list for any application.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Aug 17, 2017 Aug 17, 2017

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And why would you be asking an Acrobat question in the Animate forum? The Acrobat forum is over there--

Acrobat General Troubleshooting

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May 19, 2020 May 19, 2020

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Hi, Can anyone help to my problems with adobe animate cc2020. PrimaryLight-Bold. Please refer the screen shot. image(1).png

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