I'm answering in terms of Filemaker 10, Windows XP, in the status area, there's a button marked with Aa that exposes the text formatting bar. The first drop down is your fonts menu. The first option on this drop down is called Configure/More fonts...
You can thus, purchase and install your new font and then use the above option to add it to filemaker's font menu.
Ok, I purchased the font I wanted off the web and installed it in my computer according to their instructions. However, when I open Filemaker and go to the add fonts list it is not there. Is there something I am missing. It has shown up in Microsoft word, Microsoft excell and Word Pad but not in filemaker.
It is an open type font which I seem to read is the newest and best type of font. Are you saying that filemaker pro cannot use open type fonts? If not, why? Is the program being updated to use these new type of fonts?
I am saying that an OpenType font can be in one of two formats, and Filemaker (on Windows) supports only one of them.
Is the program being updated to use these new type of fonts?
Your guess is as good as mine.
When FileMaker Pro launches, a splash screen displays and you may see several things occurring, with the last things displaying "Initializing...". During this start-up process, it reads the fonts so that they can be displayed in the Format -> Fonts menu. If a font is not being displayed, then FileMaker cannot support/display it.