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Timing Diagram Font
Timing Diagram Font Usage Notes
Usage tips supplied by Dave Kellogg - January 2008
Installation and usage in documents
This Timing font allows you to easily draw timing diagrams in Word, etc. Its home page is
To install the Timing font, I simply copied the "timing.ttf" file to my "C:\Windows\Fonts" directory. If you have problems, see -
"Install a new font on your computer" at
Print out a copy of "TimingFontCribSheet.gif" (included in distribution zip file), to see the Timing font's keystrokes. The key mapping is well thought out.
To use the Timing font in Word (on a PC with the font installed), simply change the font to "Timing", and use the keys (shown the crib sheet) to draw the waveform. Like any font, you can change its size, bold it, color it, high-light it, etc. The Timing font's characters are fixed width.
Distributing documents using the Timing Diagram font
To make sure that the Timing font is properly displayed on different computers without the Timing font installed (in Word or PowerPoint), embed the Timing font directly in the document. This will increase your document's file size by about 15K.
The timing font must be embedded for each document (ie, it is not a permanent setting in Word). When the recipient opens the document, the Timing font is NOT installed on the recipient's computer.
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