How can I get fonts to display in TextEdit & other apps?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Garrod, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Garrod Suspended


    Nov 13, 2008
    When I select a font in TextEdit, it doesn't show what the font looks like; they all appear with the same, generic font. It does this in a few other apps too. In the Mac version of MS Office this doesn't happen. Is there a simple way to fix this as I'm appalling at remembering what a font looks like with just the name of it in front of me!
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Office has a WYSIWYG menu for fonts
    Many apps do not

    You could keep Font Book open (in your applications folder)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. portent macrumors 6502a

    Feb 17, 2004
    The Font panel ("All Fonts") does display the font. Look for a little dot near the top of the font panel and drag it down to show the font preview.

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