In an old version of Premiere Pro (2.0) there was a font browser in the Title designer. You could mark a bit of text, open the browser and when selecting a font it would immediately switch to that font without closing the font browser. Very effective way of searching for fonts.
I'm working with CS4 now and can't find this function. There is a font list, but whenever I choose a font, the list closes and I have to open the list again. Extremely time consuming.
I didn't get any results searching for font browser on the internet....quite baffling.
Is there something I may have overlooked?
No font browser anymore.
Select your the textbox then hover you mouse over the font at the top of the titler and scroll with the mouse. An up and down arrow will appear.
While scrolling different fonts will appear in the textbox.
You can do the same in the font family box in the properties.
Yes. How ridiculous. The only way you can work is to choose every font, in successive order. You can't skip any font and choose for yourself! How will you effectively browse 2000 (or so) fonts? It will take the whole day.
But no one except me seems to miss this function.....well, it's baffling.
I do not have all my fonts installed just the ones i use.
I have a seperate font browser to view them. When I like one I install into Windows.
Could you make a screendump of the font browser opened as it is now in CS4.
Could be somewhat different from the one i am looking at (CS5 and 6)
Separate font browser sounds like a good thing.... and I have always wanted to place fonts into customized folders, but that is not possible in windows.
The computer with CS4 is at another location right now so I can't make a screenprint, but the way fonts are browsed is by a drop down list. Me and my dad have gone through the fonts and picked a few interesting ones. Online editing is tomorrow.
But thanks for the info.
I have always wanted to place fonts into customized folders, but that is not possible in windows.
Well, you can, sort of.
I use a font management utility, and have most of my fonts in several folders:
I use my utility to load/unload those, as needed. Within that utility, I have many Font Sets, which might be all my "script" fonts, "headline fonts," "video fonts," "Project fonts," "client fonts," etc..
There is often some overlap, as a particular font might appear in several of those Font Sets.
While you are correct, that with Windows, one does have the OS folder for fonts, a good utility can install/uninstall those, pretty much on the fly.
years ago I made a sort of notebook of my installed fonts... using wordperfect I think back then. and Quark xpress ( as it only used adobe fonts back then, not TT )
Anyway this took time to be sure but after it was done , boy was I happy to have that notebook
You type something like abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz....then copy/past same thing below that line and make all caps...then type something like Every Lazy Dog Jumped Over The Brown Fox ...or whatever ( this is good especially for scripts )...
then you pick font, type what font it is and make that text that font...
Then you copy paste whole thing down and pick next font and name the typeface and make the text THAT font...
And just keep doing that for about a week....when you have time...and when done you have all your fonts and can see them quickly printed out in your notebook....like your own private 'manual' of font samples...
is great to have.