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Usage/Installation of Fonts...

Discussion in 'Fonts and Typography' started by WVB, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

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    Wanting to know if there is a way to temporarily install a font for one time use. I get tons of clients coming in who want this or that and always use a special font. Rather then installing it and forgetting to remove it later is there another way through Flexi, Illustrator or even Corel to accomplish this..? Could this be done through font software..?
     
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  2. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    Extensis Suitcase is one that will allow you to do that...except for the brand new Letterhead fonts. They've got some new way of installing them to reduce piracy. The thing is, I have no idea where they exist now? I just ordered a few and then asked Chuck, but he sounded a little unwilling to tell me where they are now.
     
  3. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Adobe Type Manager....

    or COREL Bitstream Navigator found in your COREL applications
    folder.
    Turn them on and off when needed.
     
  4. WVB

    WVB Very Active Member

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    Ok so in Font Nav, on the right side are all the installed fonts - And on the left side are all the fonts on your system... So by choosing uninstall from the right side it will remove it from the installed list.

    So this brings up my next question... If I choose to install the font then I have to close Flexi/Illustrator/Corel down and reopen it for the new font to show up correct?

    This is what I was trying to avoid opening/closing apps. I guess there is no real way to accomplish this then...
     
  5. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Cx...........

    stays open the font is installed.
    Don't think Flexi can do that.
     
  6. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    I use Extensis Suitcase, when you activate/deactivate fonts, it is instant and occurs within Corel real-time...no opening/closing required.
     
  7. signage

    signage Major Contributor

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    Bitstream navigator adds the font to the windows font folder. If you remove the font from bitstream navigator it is removed from the font folder. Some programs you have to create a new instance for the addition to take effect, this is not true with corel it shows up once it is installed.
     
  8. gROUND cHUCK

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    I found Bitstream very dangerous. What happens if you accedently select all the installed fonts and drag them out of the list. All the system fonts get uninstalled. "All I'm gettin' is a bunch of boxes" ouch.

    If you own Bitstream, you may want to backup your windows font folder.
     
  9. John Butto

    John Butto Very Active Member

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    Linotype FontExplorer X

    This is free and works much better than Extensis Suitcase which I also own.
     
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