How to install fonts & best type font to use?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Luba, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Luba macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    CS5 Master Collection came with 257 fonts in the Goodies folder. How do I install them? Some say just drag them into /Library/Fonts, others say use Fontbook (it's like iTunes for fonts??), and still others say to just double-click the fonts and they will auto install although where on my Mac I don't know. I also read I should only install one type for each particular font. What type should I choose? OpenType? TrueType? Or PostScript?
  2. PrePressAcrobat macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2010
    DO NOT place them in your
    "System>Library> Fonts" folder.
    If you have a "User" you have set up specifically to do your graphics work
    place the fonts in that Users "Home>Library>Fonts folder.
    If you want every User on the machine to be able to use the fonts
    place the fonts in "Main Hard Drive>Library>Fonts" folder
    If you want to use the fonts with ONLY the Creative Suite Applications
    place the fonts in "Main Hard Drive>Library>Application Support> Adobe>Fonts" folder.
    Open Type font are, now a days< the fonts to use.

  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Why are you so frightened of your system? I will do nothing without your permission. You could have answered your questions for yourself in less time that it took to post your question.

    That said, PrePressAcrobat gave several excellent suggestions. As for FontBook, it is not an iTunes for fonts. It is a very simple utility that installs and activates/deactivates fonts. It may also be used to perform minor repairs on fonts. Double-clicking on a font launches FontBook. There is a utility that it very much like iTunes for fonts, but it does not come from Apple. It is FontExplorer X Pro from Linotype. There is also an older free version. This utility allows you to purchase and download fonts from LinoType. It also allows you to manage fonts from all sources much as you do with FontBook. However, ...

    ... you should use only one utility to manage your fonts. FontBook and FontExplorer X use different folders to store deactivated fonts. Font deactivated using one utility are not available to the other utility.
  4. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040


    Jan 25, 2009
    Double click them, the Mac OS will do the rest.

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