Thursday, January 31, 2008

How to get Office 2007 fonts in Ubuntu

Do you need the new fonts in your ubuntu?
Follow this little tutorial, and you'll get it!

1) Install cabextract. Run:

sudo apt-get install cabextract

2) Download PowerPoint Viewer 2007

3) Change directory to your download location.

4) Decompress the exe file. Run:
cabextract -F PowerPointViewer.exe

5) Extract the fonts. Run:
cabextract -F '*.TTF'

6) Copy the fonts to the fonts directory. Run:
sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/vista
sudo mv *TTF /usr/share/fonts/vista

7) Update the fonts cache. Run:
fc-cache -fv

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Andrew Z said...


I posted an update regarding the TTC font files. You may wish to include it.


Sebastián Stucke said...

Hi Andrew,
Thanks for writing.
Anyonelse: he's the author of the post I was based on; you should read it.