Use Font Book to organize fonts
Posted 11 December 2008 - 03:10 PM
You can get all of that if you work between Font Book and the Finder (10.5). Finder's Coverflow mode shows you font previews, and Font Book will let you categorize fonts by collections.
Font Book is pretty nice, but for all my experience dealing with with OS X, I still have trouble getting the system's Helvetica to play nice with Helvetica Neue. I wish there was an easy way to permanently substitute the system version without Apple apps (iPhoto, Dashboard, etc.) completely freaking out.
Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:56 AM
If you're not already invested in Font Book, at least give FontExplorer a chance before doing so.
Posted 16 December 2008 - 06:46 AM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 07:13 AM
(2) I want to use only a few fonts in my Microsoft/WORD and ENTOURAGE. I often use "disabler" function to select some fonts to limit them to appear in those application programs. What is its difference from "remove" function?
(3) Such selection of those fonts with "disable" function disappear some month later, and I had to redo all of re-selecting with "disable" function. I wish to know how to keep such selection permanently.
I would greatly appreciate it if someone can kindly help me on those issues.
Best, Tak (email@example.com)
Posted 26 December 2008 - 01:45 PM
Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:29 AM
Other enhancements too.
A free 30-day trial is avaiable .. www.fontexplorerx.com/mactrial/
Linotype also rolled out a new FontExplorer X Server app
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:51 PM
A minor complaint is that Font Book breaks down fonts into subfamilies, like half a dozen for the different weights and widths of Futura. I want all my Futura fonts in one folder.
More bothersome is that some fonts were not loaded into Font Book, even though Font Book can open them, so they didn't appear in the exported folder tree. Identifying and adding the missing fonts was a pain....
If I don't find a better solution I'm going back to reinventing the wheel.