5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 30, 2012 2:13 PM by Peter Spier

    Font Management

    Mel98

      Do I need a font management program when using InDesign CS6? If so, what is recommended?

        • 1. Re: Font Management
          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Depends on how many fonts you have what you need. I for one am a big fan of Suitcase Fusion 4.

           

           

           

          You can read more here: http://www.creativepro.com/article/review-suitcase-fusion-4

           

           

           

          Bob

          • 2. Re: Font Management
            Mel98 Level 1

            Will InDesign CS6 automatically load the fonts that are "packaged" in a folder for a particular job?

            • 3. Re: Font Management
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              CS6 has a feature called "Docment Installed Fonts" which will, in theory, load fonts from a folder named Document Fonts that is included along with a .indd file.

               

              I said in theory because there are limitations and caveats. First, any fonts loaded using the feature are available only in the file with which they are associated. The are not installed for use system-wide, or even in other ID files. Second, not all font formats are supported cross-platform, so some fonts may not work (mac .dfonts for example do not work on Windows under any circumstances, nor do Mac TrueType or Type1 fonts), and I beleive there are problems even on Macs when using T1 fonts. Some fonts may not be packaged due to restictions or beause they are too large (CJK fonts, for example) so they will not be included and thus won't be available on a remote machine.

              • 4. Re: Font Management
                Daniel Flavin Level 4

                Peter Spier wrote:

                 

                CS6 has a feature called "Docment Installed Fonts" which will, in theory, load fonts from a folder named Document Fonts that is included along with a .indd file.

                 

                Which has become my preferred, albeit, simple workflow.

                 

                I have fonts used for only single clients, and after 5 years with one machine, have installed 950+ fonts in my OS fonts folder. Using a Document Fonts folder allows a duplicate but different version from what may be installed on the OS.

                 

                A font manager would be a bonus for creating sets of font styles and reduce manual work.

                • 5. Re: Font Management
                  Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                  Thanks for bringing up the point that the fonts inthe document fonts folder will be used even if the same font is installed on the system.