Instructions - All Font Versions
About Your Single Line Fonts©™:
Unzip the file you downloaded.
On Windows, right-click on the file and click Unzip. The unzipped files will be in the same folder that the zip file is in. Right-click on the font and click “Install”.
On MacBooks: Double-Click on the zipped file. Drag the font file to the Font Book. A window will pop up and the font will install. Open your program and use your new font. All our fonts begin with the letters SLF to make them easier to find.
Characteristics of your new Single Line Fonts©™ Fonts:
These fonts are not the same as other fonts you have purchased. They are not for use in programs such as Microsoft Word. Because of their hairline nature, they may not be visible in these types of programs and will not print. Single Line Fonts©™ makes no warranty that your font will be usable in word processing type programs.
TrueType Font (TTF) Version:
Your cutter will go over the lines 2 times – one pass first, and then back over the letter or character in the exact same place. There are no outlines for your machine to have to cut.
Open Path Format (OPF) Version:
Your cutter will go over the lines only one time. There are no outlines.
As described on our website, these OPF fonts are not installable the way regular fonts are in Windows or on Macs. These will work in these programs only:
Make The Cut
Sure Cuts a Lot
OPF Fonts are also not for use in word processing programs such as Word, nor for common cutter machine programs such as Silhouette Studio, Pazzles InVue, Cricut Design Space, etc. Single Line Fonts©™ makes no warranty that your OPF font will be usable in any other programs besides the three listed above.
Pazzles InVue: Right-click on the OPF font file, select: Open With, then Choose Another App, then Pazzles InVue. When asked if you would like the font to be installed in InVue, select Yes.
Make the Cut: Locate and click on the “Text and Fonts” menu on the right side, under “Main”. Underneath the installed fonts listing, find the 2nd box from the right that says “Add font from TTF File” and click on it. Locate the file, and on the bottom left you may elect to permanently install it in Make the Cut. Double click on the file to install.
Sure Cuts a Lot versions 4 and 5: Place the OPF font file into the following folder: Documents>Craft Edge>My Fonts, then it will automatically install into SCAL whenever SCAL is launched. Special shoutout to Kay over at Clever Someday for providing these instructions!
Alternate Method: Go to the text menu, click on load font, find and select the font, and it is loaded and ready to use.
FontLab Pad Version:
This method resolves the issue that most users have with Brother Canvas Workspace. It also gives you the option to create an SVG file with true single-line text which can be imported in various other programs which accept SVG files. Here is a quick demonstration video on how to use this version:
Questions? If you have questions or suggestions, we would love to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find our FaceBook Page titled “Single Line Fonts” and send us a message.