I'm wondering if there is a Font Preview plugin available that will do what Illustrator SHOULD HAVE done for many years - which is to actually allow you to toggle through your font list and display the text you entered in the fonts you are clicking through - - kind of like what CorelDraw has had for the last 15 years.
Imagine that... being able to review text in a selected font to facillitate the selection of an appropriate visual reference for logos, etc. Earth-shaking, I know.
Sarcasm and frustration aside... it seems there would be an Illustrator plugin by now that would do this???
Or do I have to continue to have CorelDraw opened up so that I can review text in various fonts to determine the best choice for a given project font???
Good thing you're on Windows cause then on Mac you wouldn't have CorelDraw open at all. At least not without VMWare Fusion or another virtual PC.
Aside from that try using "FontExpert 2010". Aside from being a great font manager it can display all kinds of previews and might be more efficient than viewing fonts through AI's sometimes slow interface.