synchronizing font lists/prefs in FontExplorer X

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by eyeon, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I do quite a lot of graphics/motion design, and have recently received a 15" Powerbook to supplement my G5 at work. I, of course, immediately installed all the necessary programs and fonts onto the new machine, and have recently been familiarizing myself with FontExplorer X for font management. I suppose my question is this; how can I synchronize my preferences and font list from one machine to match the other? On one machine, inside of FontExplorer X, I have nice little smart folders for "grunge", "sans-serif", "script", etc, and really want to avoid having to manually go through my font library and change all of that on my other machine as well. Any ideas?

    Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    tried doing so with Save/Load Configuration

    Hey,
    I'm trying to do exactly the same thing with our PowerMacs at work. Duplicated my entire FontExplorer X library to another machine. Tried Configuration/ Save from FE X on the organized machine and Configuration/ Load on the other. It did re-create my set and smart sets scheme, but there were no fonts within these sets.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    FontExplorer X on multiple macs

    I think I've got the answer. This is the what Linotype tech support said.

    You have to copy the database too ...
    Try to copy the entire folder:
    [UserName]/Library/Application Support/Linotype/FontExplorer X
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is fantastic! I will definitely give this a try... thanks for the response, and glad you figured it out!
     

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