On 2/25/2017 5:24 PM, Ken Springer wrote:
On 2/25/17 1:37 PM, Neil wrote:
On 2/25/2017 2:32 PM, David E. Ross wrote:
On 2/25/2017 11:16 AM, Mayayana wrote:
"Ken Springer" wrote
| So, you're in your favorite word processor, and you want to select a
| different font. Do you want to scroll through 50 fonts or 150 fonts,
| when you know you'll never use 100 of those fonts since you don't
| need/use Cyrillic or Asian fonts? Personally, I get tired of
| deal with the fonts I'll never use.
I feel the same way. I like to collect interesting fonts.
There's no room for debris. When I do something like
create a birthday card for a friend I want only a good
selection of "atmosphere" fonts to choose from.
(Wedding invitation, brush calligraphy, art nouveau, and
various other styles.)
I have a backup folder of Win7 fonts -- 327 MB. I've got
another 40 MB of interesting style fonts. I'll add any style
font that looks good, but have no reason to keep other
Although most of the applications on my PC are freeware, I actually
bought High-Logic's Main Type font manager. It allows me to disable or
enable fonts. Disabled fonts do not appear in the font list used by
Word, Excel, etc. It also allows me to delete or export fonts.
I have 445 enabled fonts and 515 disabled fonts. Many of the disabled
fonts are earlier versions of the enabled fonts. Those duplicates I am
gradually deleting from my PC, but I do that very carefully to ensure
that (1) the duplicate is indeed an earlier version and (2) I am not
deleting a font with broad embedding while keeping a font with limited
This is a much more reliable approach if you have to distribute your
documents for printing elsewhere.
If one is creating many documents that will have the same general
appearance, it's also possible to create templates with styles that use
those fonts as well as typographic specifications. This can save a lot
of time when working with clients' corporate styles.
Not using templates and styles is one of my pet peeves with a lot of
people who say they know how to use a computer.
But unless you embed the fonts in document, templates won't solve the
entire problem. And as I think I mentioned, not all software embeds
fonts. I read a long time ago, if you use a
purchased/copyrighted/proprietary font, embedding may be illegal.
Those are separate issues. Templates don't make documents portable, they
make it easier to manage font usage in-house. In the case of corporate
styles, the clients are already using the same fonts, so that becomes a
non-issue. Worked well for me for over three decades.