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    Can Font names be changed in Windows 8

    Does anyone know of a way to change a Font name? There are a few fonts that I use all the time but since the font names listings that appear in most programs are listed alphabetically unfortunately the ones I use the most are located way down the list of 385.

    For example: I figured if I could change the Ariel.ttf Font to 01-Ariel.ttf it would show up at the top of the listing. I could then pick my most used fonts and assign them a number so they would appear at the top of the listing and make it easier to locate each time I used them.

    When I went into Control Panel>Fonts and found one I wanted to change, then clicked on Properties and made the name change, I couldn’t find any way to save it.

    When I clicked on the OK button I received an error message “You’ll need to provide administrator permission to rename this file”, but couldn’t figure out a way to provide this action.

    Can anyone suggest a way to accomplish this?

    Respectfully,
    Graphics Guy

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    G.G.,

    You know you can just start typing the Font Name and it will search the list in most programs. HTH
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    Hi RG,
    Thank you for the speedy response. The method you suggested is how I locate the desired font now, but I thought that it would be easier in Photoshop & Publisher if my main fonts are already at the top of the list so I can just select them without a lot of typing or clicking on the down arrow.
    Thanks again. Respectfully, Graphics Guy

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