How to use true type fonts in Bes lettering

March 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm 2 comments

Hi. In today’s tutorial I will demostrate how to use any true type font in Bes lettering software. First of all, there are literally thousands of true type fonts available both free and also ones that you have to pay for. True type fonts come installed on your computer from various programs that you might use on a daily basis. If you find fonts off of the internet these are fonts that you can download and install on your computer. There are several sites in which you can download fonts from ,,fonts101,fontspace,fontriver, just to name a few. With some of the embroidery software thats on the market today, you now have the capability to use these fonts and these new fonts will give you additional choices to use as font choices.  That’s where Bes lettering software comes into play.

In Bes lettering software, you have access to two types of fonts. These two types are your built in embroidery fonts and then the true type fonts from your computer system. You can access your embroidery fonts using the list of fonts from inside the properties box from the fonts line. To access the true type fonts check the true type fonts box and then you will see a drop down box of true type fonts from your computer (picture 1&2).

The picture shows some key areas for when trying to access the true type fonts. After opening the program, click on the new/recipe button and choose the garment fabric or substrate. Then click on “normal” path and click anywhere on the design workspace on the screen. Next, type the name in the text box. To choose true type fonts highlight or check the box(ttf). When placing the check in the box this will give you access to your true type fonts. Otherwise , if the box is not checked the program will refer back to the embroidery fonts that are built in the program.

After choosing the font from your drop down list, under the properties box click on style,under style you will see standard fill, place your cursor next to this and you will see another drop down list. Choose column. Lastly, hit apply and wait a few and you will see a hourglass popup and then you will see the changes made to the lettering.


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  • 1. Tina Ormiston  |  January 10, 2012 at 1:17 am


    For anyone who does a lot of letter embroidery , I love this program , it has saved me a lot of time when I make font sets 🙂

  • 2. Allyson Sadler  |  April 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I tried this last night but couldn’t get it to work. I downloaded a font from 101fonts. I can see it when I open Microsoft word but can’t in the BES software under TTF.

    I’m really trying to find a very curly script to do monogramming. The ones that came with software aren’t what I want. Do you have one you recommend that you know stitches well.’


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