Instructions: Install multiple fonts on Mac OS X at once

Screenshot installing several fonts on the Mac

When moving to a new Mac, you can usually use the migration assistant or manually move the files if you want to do a "clean install". This is recommended if the Mac has simply been migrated again and again over the years and then strange failures and crashes interfere with work at irregular intervals. One point that can be very annoying when reinstalling is the installation of all the fonts that were previously installed on the old Mac OS X.

Screenshot installing several fonts on the Mac

This is what the screen can look like if you try to install a few hundred fonts from the Finder by highlighting and double-clicking. The Mac utility "Font Collection" solves the project a little more elegantly. Thanks for the screenshot, Lynne!);)

The Font Collection tool is your bulk install friend

Der laut Apple support page Not only can you install individual fonts with the Font Collection utility, you can also install complete folders with multiple fonts. This then saves the many mouse clicks that would otherwise have to be done with the manual method (as in the screenshot above).

Where can I find the Font Collection program on the Mac?

Here, too, the Apple site can help:

The font collection is located in the Applications folder (in the Finder "Go" > "Programs"). To manage or view fonts, open Font Book or double-click a font file.

Screenshot Mac Font Collection Utility

With the Mac utility "font collection" all fonts can be managed and new fonts installed - even a complete folder with fonts in one go.

This is how it works according to the instructions in the Apple Support document

You can also use the font set to install one or more fonts. From the File menu, choose Add Fonts, select the font or a folder that contains multiple fonts, and then click Open to install the font (s).

Important: restart the Mac

After installing the fonts you definitely have to restart the Mac. Otherwise it will not display the newly installed fonts in the programs in which you want to use them: Adobe Indesign, Photoshop or other software that you may be using.

Another tip: If, despite everything, you accidentally open as many windows as above, then you can close them all at once. To do this, hold down the ALT key and then close one of the windows. Immediately after the click, all other windows should go too.


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