Major issue with fonts!! Please help

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by mrchainsaw5757, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. mrchainsaw5757 macrumors regular

    mrchainsaw5757

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    Ok so I dont exactly know when it happened, but I have been trying to use Photoshop to design some stuff and some weird things happen. When I click on the Type Tool, it takes like 10 minutes to load, then it freezes up and will barely let me do anything in photoshop. I dont know if thats an Adobe issue with CS3 and Leopard or if its because I have too many fonts on my system, which are over 10,000. Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. jerryrock macrumors 6502

    jerryrock

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    You can disable fonts that are used infrequently either individually or by font families with Font Book. It will also resolve any problems you may have from duplicate fonts that could be causing issues.
     
  3. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    With thousands of font it may take a while, but you should go through the section in FontBook called 'all fonts' (or something like that) and cmd click all the font families that have a dot out to the right of them. This dot signifies duplicates. Got to Edit>Resolve Duplicates to have FontBook fix them.
     
  4. mrchainsaw5757 thread starter macrumors regular

    mrchainsaw5757

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    Nevermind, I figured it out. I just made a set of the System Fonts I needed and disabled all the other ones im currently not using.
     
  5. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Yep. Slightly better than scrolling through a menu with 10,000 entries :)
     
  6. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    On this subject, does anyone have any basic guidelines for installing/managing fonts? I just use Font Book, and at my work some of the machines use Extensis Suitcase, but I and most of the other designers hate that program.

    I don't know anything about best practices in this area or if Font Book is even advisable.
     
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    I know a lot of people around these parts – myself included – are rather fond of FontExplorer X for managing their fonts. It works better than FontBook IMHO and it's free, so it might be worth taking a look at, InLikeALion?
     
  8. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    I use suitcase Fusion & make client & Other sets for Cool, Funky Sans, Serrif, Bold Caps etc...
    Very stable & works well with leopard. Auto activates fonts for illustrator & Indesign, as well as Quark.
     

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