• Managing Fonts

    Posted by Martin Pearson on June 9, 2002 at 11:10 pm

    I have a favorite font manager Gray its called a book.
    All out font are printed in the book, it makes it easy for customers to select a style of font for their signs. I keep all the fonts on a CD except for the ones we like and the ones we use alot. If a customer wants a particular font I install it do the job and then delete it. I keep notes with customer records about what fonts we have used for future reference. I had so many fonts on the machine at one time it ran really slowly and showing customers fonts on the machine was a nightmare, at least with the book it is fairly easy and quick to scan through.
    When all the fonts were on the machine and we were looking for a font to do a job we rarely got out of the "B"s before we said right that one will do. Now there seems to be a bit more variety.

    Paul Davenport replied 21 years, 11 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Lorraine Buchan

    June 10, 2002 at 6:20 pm


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    Deleted User
    June 10, 2002 at 7:51 pm

    if you are all right with it ill burn you a copy of adobe font manager deluxe that i own and that will take care of font problem if you want
    gray let me know e-mail me
    Call What Ever
    ABA Signs & Designs

  • Martin Pearson

    June 10, 2002 at 9:56 pm

    I dont think there is a web site Gray, I got my copy from a well known Stationary Store.
    Installing fonts is quite difficult and viewing them does sometimes require extra hardware ( pair of glasses, magnifying glass).
    Editing them also requires extra hardware, I use a special tool for this. It is round,about 8" in length ( I’m going to regret that bit) and has a graphite centre. Duplicating them requires good hand eye co-ordination.

  • Paul Davenport

    June 25, 2002 at 9:06 pm

    Font Managing

    well i have adobe typemanager deluxe……….. (in adobe’s typical fashion)

    Bitstream font manager……….which is ok ish but basic

    and now i use SUITCASE by Extensis which has a nice guid and works well

    As For Editing fonts there is only one…Macromedia Fontographer

  • Paul Davenport

    June 25, 2002 at 9:08 pm

    And can anyone please tell my why in ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR you cant view fonts in a nice drop down menu like you can in corel, flexi, signlab, microsoft paint etc

  • Lorraine Buchan

    June 25, 2002 at 9:27 pm


  • Paul Davenport

    July 21, 2002 at 10:54 am

    lorraine, it still doesnt let you view the fonts in real time like corel !!!

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