You like the fonts you are using when you edit a document in MS Word, and you would like to use them also in your TeX documents. It sounds like a good idea, but appears to be impossible for you. Acturally, it is not too difficult, thanks to MTFI. Following the steps in this article, and you will be using one shortly. It is not perfect, but it is somewhat easy enough so that you can be satisfied with it.

In this article, you will be instructed to

  1. Get and install MTFI
  2. Use MTFI to install True Type Fonts
  3. Use the installed True Type Fonts in a TeX article

Assuming that your Windows system and the localtexmf are installed in drive C.

  1. Get and install MTFI
    1. Obtain a copy of MTFI from Double-click on the downloaded exe file to  install it onto your system.
  2. Use MTFI to install True Type Fonts
    1. Copy the Windows fonts (in the folder c:\Widows\fonts\) you want to install for TeX to a temporary folder (say, a folder on the desktop).
    2. Run MTFI, select the fonts to install. There are four series: normal, bold, italics, bold+italics. Fill in the path to the fonts (and the names of the fonts, of course). Click Next.
    3. Check to see if the MikTeX directories are correct. If not so, correct them. Click Next.
    4. Now, you are presenting an option to name the font. If you will install many fonts, plan ahead how to name them. Click Next.
    5. Click Finish and see the action.
    6. When it is done, Click Close to quick the program.
    7. Check to see if you have the file udpmap.cfg in the directory c:\localtexmf\miktex\config\. If not, find it in your texmf directory and copy it to the above directory. (Skip this one if you have already done so before.)
    8. Add the following line at the end of udpmap.cfg:
      (Skip this one if you have done so before.)
    9. In a command prompt window, issue the command
      initexmf -u -v
      followed by the the command
      initexmf --mkmaps -v
      Now, the font should be available to the TeX system.
  3. Use the installed True Type Fonts in a TeX article. (Assume that you have installed a font called wjk.  This is the name I am using for Jokerman.)
    1. You can issue \usefont{T1}{wcj}{m}{n} anywhere to start using wcj font in medium series, normal shape.
    2. Alternative, you may use \rmdefault{wjk}\fontseries{m}\selectfont before \begin{document} to make wjk the default text font.
    3. You can change the font temporarily. For example,

      can be used anywhere to make the materials that follow having 12-point fontsize and 17-point baseline.

Note that you can use PDFLaTeX to produce PDF document. But dvi2pdf will fail. (Yet to be solved.)