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TechNote #8: Last modified: 10/20/99
Last reviewed: 10/20/99

Installing MathType 1.x-3.x fonts for Adobe Type Manager (ATM) 2.0 under Windows 3.1

The information in this document applies to:

MathType 3.0 (Win)
MathType 2.0 (Win)
MathType 1.0 (Win)

Windows 3.1
Adobe Type Manager 2.0 (Win)

Getting Started

  1. After both MathType and ATM have been installed, double-click on the "MathType Setup" icon and choose "Custom Install". Scroll down the "Install:" list and click on "Fonts for Adobe Type Manager (ATM)" and then on the "OK" button.
  2. Once the first "...Directory Selector" dialog appears, find and double-click on the ATM icon. Make sure ATM is set to "ON" and that the "Use Pre-built or Resident Fonts" choice is not checked. Click on the "Add..." button.
  3. Make a note of the outline font directory and the font metrics directory near the bottom of the ATM window. Return to the MathType Directory Selector dialog and make sure the directory listed is the same as the outline fonts directory just noted. Change it to the ATM listing you just noted if it is not, then click on "OK".
  4. Do the same for the next Directory Selector dialog, making sure the font metrics directory is the same as shown in the ATM window. Click on "OK". When the installation is complete, click on the "OK" button for each of the two remaining dialog boxes.

Installing fonts into ATM

  1. Return to the "Add ATM Fonts" window. Under the "Directories:" list locate the font metrics directory so that it shows as the "Source Directory:" at the top of the window. See the ATM manual if you need help moving around the directories.
  2. MathType supplies four PostScript fonts; these are "Fences", "MT Extra", "MT Symbol", and "MT Symbol, ITALIC". Find them in the "Available Fonts:" list and click once on "Fences". Hold down the control (CTRL) key and click once on the three remaining MathType fonts. Scroll down the list if necessary, making sure all four fonts are now highlighted. Click once on the "Add" button; the fonts will now be installed into ATM.
  3. Click on the "Exit" button. You will now have to exit back to DOS and restart Windows.


When fonts are added to versions of ATM below 2.0, instructions are mistakenly removed from the Windows WIN.INI file that download fonts to PostScript printers. This bug was fixed with the 2.0 release. If you have an earlier version you must re-install any downloadable PostScript printer fonts that you installed into ATM in order to rebuild the WIN.INI. The following instructions explain how to re-install MathType's PostScript printer fonts, if you have a PostScript printer.

  1. Double-click on the "MathType Setup" icon. Choose "Custom Install" and then click on "Printer fonts..." from the list of items, and then click on "OK."
  2. From the list of installed printers, choose all PostScript printers, and click on "OK." Click on "OK" for both of the following dialog boxes.
  3. After the fonts have been installed, click on "OK" in the last dialog box.

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