Schoolhouse Fonts Support - Using 5.x for Mac OS X

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This page addresses issues with using version 5.x of Schoolhouse Fonts
for Mac OS X (10.4 – 10.6).

How do I use the Print and Cursive fonts?

You can use word processing applications and desktop publishing applications to create worksheets using the fonts. Simply choose the Print or Cursive fonts from the Font menu and start typing. Zaner-Bloser® style font names begin with “SigA” in the Font menu, and D’Nealian® style font names begin with “SigB” in the Font menu. See all font names.

How do I use the Connected fonts?

You can use the vLetter Handwriter to connect the letters together. This is required for the SigAConnect, SigAConnectLn, SigBConnect, and SigBConnectLn fonts.vLetter Handwriter alias

Double-click the alias to launch the vLetter Handwriter.
Then do the following steps.

1. Choose one of the Sig*Connect fonts as the Handwriting Style,
set the Handwriting Size, and choose the application containing your text as the Source.
vLetter Handwriter for Mac
2. Highlight the text that you wish to convert in the application.
3. Click the “Convert to Handwriting” button in the vLetter Handwriter. The text you typed is converted to connected writing. Easy!
4. To make changes to the text, highlight the connected writing, then click the Plain Text button. Make changes to spelling or phrasing, then highlight the text and click “Convert to Handwriting” to go back to connected writing.

Using with Adobe or Quark products

It works best to first convert text in TextEdit or Word, then copy and paste the connected text into Adobe CS3–CS4 or Quark 7.x documents. Once pasted in the document, the text may appear as symbols. Simply highlight the text again, and choose the connected font directly inside the document. The text should now display correctly as connected writing, and you can format the size, color and line spacing as needed.

Font Names for Schoolhouse Fonts 5.x for Mac OS X

The font names in each set are listed below.

Set A: Zaner-Bloser® style Set B: D’Nealian® style
SigAConnect™SigAConnectLn™
SigACursive™ (Regular)
SigACursive™ (Bold)
SigACursiveArrow™
SigACursiveArrowDot™
SigACursiveArrowLine™
SigACursiveDot™
SigACursiveDotLine™
SigACursiveLine™
SigAPrint™ (Regular)
SigAPrint™ (Bold)
SigAPrintArrow™
SigAPrintArrowDot™
SigAPrintArrowLine™
SigAPrintDot™
SigAPrintDotLine™
SigAPrintLine™
SigBConnect™SigBConnectLn™
SigBCursive™ (Regular)
SigBCursive™ (Bold)
SigBCursiveArrow™
SigBCursiveArrowDot™
SigBCursiveArrowLine™
SigBCursiveDot™
SigBCursiveDotLine™
SigBCursiveLine™
SigBPrint™ (Regular)
SigBPrint™ (Bold)
SigBPrintArrow™
SigBPrintArrowDot™
SigBPrintArrowLine™
SigBPrintDot™
SigBPrintDotLine™
SigBPrintLine™