Font Management...

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Jeff E, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Jeff E macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    I have been using OS X and macs for Years but still feel like a noob in many ways. I use CS3 and Office and FCP Studio etc doing graphics and webdesign and video and such. I have never until now started trying to manage Fonts. Way to many fonts :) I have searched font management on here and done some reading. I presently have Linotype Font Explorer and use Font book too. SO, on to my questions..

    1. Can I make it so each program can use certain fonts?

    I dont need Word to have 500 fonts just the ones I use there - Maybe 20.
    Same with FCP and Photoshop - they have different uses for me..

    2. I just read somewhere about replacing the system fonts with Truetype? Whats the difference?


    Jeff E
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    All of the fonts that Apple ships with MacOS X are TrueType fonts.

    Do not under any circumstances even think about replacing your System fonts. If you do, then you will royally screw things up.
  3. Jeff E thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    That's what I was thinking about replacing Fonts.. Didn't sound like a good idea..
  4. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2008
    I use FontExplorer, but to organize my fonts I follow the extensis Font Management in OSX Best Practices Guide. You can download the free pdf. But err on the side of caution.
  5. Jeff E thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Thank you very much. Thats exactly what I was looking for and helped me understand what to look for.

    Thanks again everyone..

    JEff E

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