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    How do I get rid of Typekit

    studiopkf Level 1

      Every time I open an old indesign file. I am getting a window for typekit. I use suitcase and all the fonts are located there. Not installed on my computer. (I have 9800 fonts so you get the idea).

       

      It will not find my suitcase fonts even if they are open - I need it off ASAP any help will be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
          Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          You don't have Typekit unless you download Typekit fonts.

           

          You'll have to ignore the references to Typekit at the top of the Font menus in InDesign CC 9.2 because they can't be turned off.

          • 2. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
            Arviewallbanger Level 1

            Steve, you didn't read the message - I think he means the typekit popup that appears to look for missing fonts. I too have suitcase installed and it finds the missing fonts.

             

            The typekit popup is not needed and no way to turn it off it seems. Is there a setting somewhere?

            • 3. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
              Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              As I said before, you don't have Typekit fonts. You do have the Typekit filter and a message about how to download Typekit fonts. There is no way to turn that off so you must live with it.

              • 4. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                studiopkf Level 1

                Yep! I have discovered that the latest version of indesign CC will automatically give you the typekit. I recommend not downloading that version. Hopefully all will be resolved.

                • 5. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                  Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Duh, don't you read?

                   

                  You don't get Typekit fonts until you download them. InDesign CC gives you the option of downloading Typekit fonts if you want, but you don't have to!

                   

                  That would be like saying, I don't want to download the latest version of Photoshop CC because it gives you the ability to link smart objects. I don't like that feature so I won't upgrade the application. It's called cutting of your nose to spite your face. You're never required to use a feature you don't need.

                  • 6. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                    studiopkf Level 1

                    Yes I read.

                     

                    You now get Typekit fonts it is part of the latest version of Indesign CC. I was just commenting until they get it worked out to not download this version. But I am working with the Indesign team and we are getting it resolved. Thank you for being so helpful.

                    • 7. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                      Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      I apologize if I was short with you! It just didn't seem that you realized that it's just another feature which you can use or not use. Be well.

                      • 8. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                        ShamusH Level 1

                        Hi there.

                        Not wanting to add fuel to any fire here, however we're having this issue (or very similar) and it is creating for some very painful workflow problems in our studio. I deal with most of the workflow in the studio, and am finding this increadibly frustrating!!!

                        If it was a feature that we could 'use or not use' at will, that'd be great, but at this stage we do not seem to be able to 'not use' it at all.

                         

                        (Aplogies up front for this post being reasonably long, but I'm feeling like I should give as much info as possible).

                         

                        OVERVIEW

                         

                        We have a studio of 10 machines (+ server). We use FontExplorer X Server to manage our fonts across the studio, and Font Explorer X Pro on all client machines (all Apple machines). The product works smoothly, efficiently and effectively, allowing for comprehensive font managment for our projects (across, print, film, and web). We have invested significantly in font licenses/libraries and are therefore staying with this process for the forseeable future.

                         

                        We have an Adobe teams account, and manage our CC users from there, and also use the CC packager to keep all applications in sync from our server. We're a reasonable tech competent creative agency, so are cautious with our 'updates' of all products etc.

                         

                        PROBLEM

                         

                        With the recent updates to CC apps (inc the CC desktop app itself) we're now having Adobe typekit intruding on our auto activation of fonts when requests come in from InDesign and/or InCopy (this is also beginning to occur with other Adobe apps also, but we've not been monitoring that as much yet).

                        The first issue here is, we have our default font manager set as FontExplorer, so we're unsure why Typekit even gets involved in this at all. The second issue for us it that we then get Typekit (or Creative Cloud Dektop App on behalf od Typekit - not sure of the correct term here) popping up on our screen asking us what we want to do with activating the fonts. We have all of the items "off" inside our CC desktop App preferences, but this does not seem to turn Typekit OFF! The third (possibly not final) issue here is that this now causes a conflict with FontExplorer X Pro on out client machines, where it does not seem to recieve the request to activate before Typekit kicks in, so our fonts do not seem to autoactive smoothly anymore. We had assumed that the plugin's installed in FontExplorer dealt with this communication process?

                         

                        Now - we love the idea of Typekit. We're keen to use it. But not instead of our other applications, which are already in place. We'd like to have control over our workflow, or at least be able to cutomise it to ensure our business can stay profitable, and that our workflow does not get messed up.

                         

                        Our issue is further compounded by the fact that we elected to update all of the Adobe Applications on each machine based on issues with InCopy and InDesign that adobe have repaired in the Updates... so, it'll be difficult for us to go back without that process suffering!! :-(

                         

                        QUESTIONS

                         

                        1 - Where does Typekit reviece it's "instructions" from?

                        2 - Where can we turn this OFF?

                        3 - If this is not possible, how do we remove TypeKit altogether from within out CC Desktop App (or our desktop machines) so that we do not get this issue?

                        4 - I've also sent this info on to FontExplorer also... but have not heard back yet.

                         

                         

                        Any thoughts would be welcome.

                        Thanks.

                        (I've been a bit of a loiterer in the Adobe forums, and have not posted before, so feel free to direct me to a different area if I'm in the wrong place. Thanks)

                        • 9. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                          ShamusH Level 1

                          @studiopkf, is there another discussion happening where this is being dealt with, or are you working direct? Would love to participate if you need more info?

                          Cheers.

                          • 10. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                            Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                            It sounds like perhaps Explorer X Pro isn't updated for the new InDesign version which arrives in January. Have you tried tech support for the folks who make it?

                            • 11. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                              ShamusH Level 1

                              Thanks Steve.

                              Yeah, have popped in a request to them also. Still waiting.

                               

                              It worked wonderully with the CC version that we'd had from late last year, so I definitely agree that could fix the 'clash'. Hopefully they'll update the plugin's required asap.

                               

                              Would also love to simply "turn off" any and all communication with Typekit somehow.

                               

                              Even if FontExplorer X Pro (FEXP) does not do it's job (for whatever reason), we'd prefer to be able to make the choice that Typekit does not attempt to get involved at all, ever. This would give us back control over workflow, and the choices we make. So, this elementdoes seem to be an Adobe item at least, rather than a third party issue.

                               

                              As a slight aside... We can see that there are probably a bunch of business cases to be made by Adobe for some of this, especially while they vie for market share in the increasing 'online' font delivery world. We are still looking at Skyfonts as a potential solution for our online projects, especially as it seamlessly works with FEXP... I'm hoping that Adobe will keep allowing us the choice to decide how we manage our externally licensed font software, rather than making it diffiuclt for any processes that may be deemed outside of their direct commercial/financial interests. This error started to raise the hair on our necks a little, regarding the direction Typekit is heading and what kind of control it will begin to inflict uopn our workflow... different issue altogether though, I suppose, but we make our studio infrastucture decisions based on a good few years of business planning/projections, and (until now) it's been easier to make decisions that make good business and creative sense.

                               

                              Cheers, and thanks for your reply.

                              S

                              • 12. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                studiopkf Level 1

                                Hi,

                                 

                                I have been working with Benjamin in Tech Support so the best bet is to do what you did and email them. I found a work around for now but it is not easy. I have to close the fonts in suitcase then reopen them. I hope they will resolve the issue quickly.

                                 

                                I do agree with you statement above about Adobe wanting to domainate the font world too. I use google fonts in web design because it usually is easiest I am a one person shop so need to always find the quickest solution. When I do print I like to have more options and try and find the best font for the project which is not usually an adobe font.

                                 

                                Hope your situation gets resolved quickly.

                                • 13. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                  Ben, Typekit Support Adobe Employee

                                  Hi ShamusH,

                                   

                                  Just wanted to let you know that we got this feedback and I'll note it for the team. Always feel free to share thoughts/concerns with us directly as well: support@typekit.com

                                   

                                  Cheers,

                                  Ben

                                  • 14. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                    ShamusH Level 1

                                    Thanks Ben!

                                    Great to hear. I'll look forward to hearing what the next step are - I'll pop a message to the suport@typekit.com address also. ;-) I'll post back with any results.

                                     

                                    Cheers

                                    • 15. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                      ShamusH Level 1

                                      Studiopkf, appreciate the input. Glad you got something going your end, I might attempt that this end.

                                       

                                      Just to clarify, are you closing all fonts prior to opening a file, or are you waiting for typekit to kick in then closing them... be keen to know your actual process.

                                       

                                      Thanks.

                                      • 16. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                        Quesinberry Level 1

                                        We're having the same issue for weeks. As is another studio in our building. InDesign/TypeKit refuses to activate fonts or disrupts auto-activation of FontExplorer pro (yes, we have the latest plug-in). It only appeared when this idiotic intrusive TypeKit utility was intalled with CC.

                                         

                                        Get this Adobe: Let your users choose how they want to manage thier desktop applications and fonts.

                                         

                                        I've been an Adobe customer for over twenty years. We've spent tens of thousands of dollars. Adobe is now just another greedy corporation trying to cynically nickel and dime thier customers to death and providing precious little in return.

                                         

                                        I have now spent the last three months dealing with at least two full days a week with one intrusive Adobe screw-up after another. I've had it.

                                         

                                        The onine Help desk is useless. Merely explaining technical issues is a lesson in endless frustration. In fact they refuse to help us since we are "Team" members and instist we call them directly. Only for them to tell us "Huh. Try re-installing everything, I guess?" I guess that's what get with minimum wage out-sourced employees.

                                         

                                        To Adobe: Adobe we are paying a premium here. A MONTHLY premium at that. You realize your customer base essentially hates you now. Seriously. I spent our last AIGA chapter meeting refereeing a two hour gripe session of sixty designers who all hate Adobe and who will leap at the chance for OpenSouce alternatives when they eventually appear.

                                         

                                        How can this be a sussatainbale customer service model? Oh. Right. Monopoly.

                                        • 17. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                          Ben, Typekit Support Adobe Employee

                                          Hi Quesinberry,

                                           

                                          This is Ben from Typekit. First, I want to apologize for any issues you've run into with Typekit. I can tell you that we didn't mean for Typekit to break your existing workflows. I would like to dig into this and figure out what's going on and hopefully, a solution.

                                           

                                          Would you be willing to drop us a line at: support@typekit.com with a mention of this thread?

                                           

                                          Any screenshots of the errors you're seeing, would help too. And if you could send over the OS/verion and the versions of CC, FontExplorer Pro, that would be great.

                                           

                                          Again, I'm sorry for the frustration here. Hopefully we can get this resolved. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

                                           

                                          Cheers,

                                          Benjamin

                                          • 18. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                            ShamusH Level 1

                                            Hi Ben - support email sent from me... I previously used the incorrect email address.

                                             

                                            Taa.

                                            • 19. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                              ShamusH Level 1

                                              @Quesinberry, I feel your frustration entirely!

                                               

                                              Typically we attempt to work out any technical issues from within our studio ourselves. In the past I've always assumed that the glitches have been our errors, or at least user errors at this end - to the annoyance of our team members I'm sure.  Now though, after dealing with CC for the past few months, I've re-assessed this position and am now resigned to the fact that the Adobe software is more than often the actual problem... and we're the guinea pigs dealing with the fallout. You're definitely not alone in being jaded with the current state of affairs here, and you're definitely not alone in the amount of time you are spending on this.

                                               

                                              I'm sure some people out there do not care, and find other work-arounds, however I feel like we invest a decent amount of money in these business tools that Adobe supplies to us, and therefore we'e entitled to receive a product that actually works well in a real world environment - not only in a world where Adobe is the only software company we use.

                                               

                                              We understand there are a large set of variables to deal with (we have software developers at work) however, at this stage, I don't know why we're unable to choose to simply remove, or turn off, the offending piece of software? We don't use it, we don't really want to use it as yet, and even if we choose to use it down the track we will not do so until we can work out the cost benifit of modifying our workflow to include it (and at this stage it'd need to be a whole lot better).

                                               

                                               

                                              ... ok, Ben@Typekit Support, we're looking forward to you putting a smile on our faces now ;-) thanks.

                                              • 20. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                puffmoike Level 1

                                                Hi, I'll just add that this one man studio is also frustrated by something I was initially very excited about.

                                                 

                                                Until recently I had my Adobe apps working fairly well with Font Explorer X's plugins (not perfectly, but satisfactorily - if anyone knows of an excellent resource for learning how to really control fonts with FEX and OSX please let me know).

                                                 

                                                The operation I would like when opening an existing file is:

                                                1. Are all required fonts already activated?
                                                2. If no then try to obtain fonts from FEX
                                                3. If not available from FEX then try Typekit

                                                 

                                                Now it may be that for some users (and for Adobe's commercial considerations) 2 & 3 could be swapped. But clearly that won't suit to everybody. So ideally there would be way for the user to determine in which order the various font plugins were fired.  

                                                • 21. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                  Javed_ali Adobe Employee

                                                  Hi All,

                                                   

                                                  What InDesign does when you open a document is list the fonts that are Not present\activated by any application to the softwares in the missing fonts dialog. InDesign did this in prior release also.

                                                  The only new addition here is the that as soon as InDesign does this InDesign sends a search query to typekit for searching for these missing fonts on it. This is the only step that happens automatically and currently there is no way to turn this off. Please note that this step does NOT take any action on its own but simply tells you that ID was able to find \ Not Find the missing fonts on Typekit.

                                                   

                                                  Once matches are found\Not found it is now upto the user to chose to either Sync\or Not sync fonts from Typekit. The previous functionality of either activating the fonts from other third party softwares should still work (i ahve tried this with Suitcase fusion & Font Book and it works). If you press sync fonts then InDesign will ask Creative cloud app to download these fonts and activate them, these fonts will now be activated irrespective of them being deactivated via Suitcase fusion, Font Explorer etc.

                                                   

                                                  Thanks & Reagrds

                                                  Javed

                                                  • 22. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                    Javed_ali Adobe Employee

                                                    QUESTIONS

                                                     

                                                    1 - Where does Typekit reviece it's "instructions" from?

                                                    2 - Where can we turn this OFF?

                                                    3 - If this is not possible, how do we remove TypeKit altogether from within out CC Desktop App (or our desktop machines) so that we do not get this issue?

                                                    4 - I've also sent this info on to FontExplorer also... but have not heard back yet.

                                                     

                                                    1. Typekit recieves the fonts from the current state of the machine. If a document uses fonts that are missing in it (InDesign Document), it simply checks for the presence of these fonts on Typekit (since not all fonts are present on Typekit we first check for the presence of fonts and then give the option to the user to either download them or Not).

                                                    2. You can turn the fonts syncing off from the Creative Cloud Preferences. BUT this would not step InDesign from sending the search request to Typekit for the presence of fonts, it is ONLY the downloading of these fonts that user has control over. You do not ideally need to do this since you can chose NOT to sync fonts from Typekit from the InDesign missing fonts dialog and the CC App will not do anything.

                                                     

                                                    InDesign's missing fonts dialog has always been there, there have been some UI changes to it which show you the presence of Typekit.

                                                    Be rest assured that InDesign\CC app will NOT download any fonts to your system without your consent.

                                                     

                                                    You have also mentioned that

                                                    The third (possibly not final) issue here is that this now causes a conflict with FontExplorer X Pro on out client machines, where it does not seem to recieve the request to activate before Typekit kicks in, so our fonts do not seem to autoactive smoothly anymore

                                                    This is one thing that i will need to get more info on. How did this work in previous versions of InDesign. Did Font Explorer X Pro download\activate the fonts that were missing automatically using Font Ex.

                                                    At what point does Font Explorer do this?

                                                     

                                                    Sorry for the incovenience

                                                    Thanks & Regards

                                                    Javed

                                                    • 23. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                      BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                                                      I don't know about FEX, but Suitcase Fusion 5 does manage Typekit fonts.

                                                      • 24. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                        puffmoike Level 1

                                                        The third (possibly not final) issue here is that this now causes a conflict with FontExplorer X Pro on out client machines, where it does not seem to recieve the request to activate before Typekit kicks in, so our fonts do not seem to autoactive smoothly anymore

                                                        This is one thing that i will need to get more info on. How did this work in previous versions of InDesign. Did Font Explorer X Pro download\activate the fonts that were missing automatically using Font Ex.

                                                        At what point does Font Explorer do this?

                                                         

                                                        I don't pretend to be completely across how and when the Font Explorer plugins work, but if I opened a file in PS, AI or ID which contained fonts which weren't currently activated then the respective FEX plugins would automatically find and open the necessary fonts. Note  that it does not download fonts from an external source, it simply activates fonts already in my catalogue. Upon closing the file (or possibly the app - I don't recall exacty) those fonts would automatically be deactivated.

                                                         

                                                        Now however the Typekit dialogue interrupts this process, and after I dismiss the Typekit modal window I need to manually activate the fonts in Font Explorer.

                                                         

                                                        Note that this is only the perspective of a single person operation, opening almost exclusively files which I had created myself. And as I noted in my first comment, I've never satisfactorily understood how FEX and OSX work - frustratingly I invariably end up with hundreds of fonts permanently installed, presumably by apps, which I never had any input into. Currently I have many many Asian and Middle Eastern fonts installed, which I suspect has come about because I have opened files from a Chinese supplier in AI and Acrobat.

                                                        • 25. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                                                          This sounds more like an FEX problem. Have you contacted them?

                                                          • 26. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                            Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                            I concur, Bob. I think I said this earlier on, but I think the problem is that FEX hasn't been updated to account for Typekit yet.

                                                             

                                                            The only people complaining are using FEX. We would have been innundated with problem reports if it involved other font managers as well.

                                                            • 27. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                              BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                                                              In fairness, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for third party developers to keep up.

                                                               

                                                               

                                                               

                                                              That said, they’re either going to have to figure out a way or those that do keep up with eat their lunch.

                                                              • 28. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                ShamusH Level 1

                                                                So - we've had a busy week here, so I'm a little slow getting back in. We've now got an update for FEX coming through (v4.1.1), but I've not had enough time this week to roll that out. We'll do that over this weekend. Hopeully that will assist somewhat. I'll report back first thing net week. Cheers.

                                                                • 29. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                  ShamusH Level 1

                                                                  Thanks Javed - that's all helpful. One point in your message to clarify:

                                                                   

                                                                  The only new addition here is the that as soon as InDesign does this InDesign sends a search query to typekit for searching for these missing fonts on it. This is the only step that happens automatically and currently there is no way to turn this off. Please note that this step does NOT take any action on its own but simply tells you that ID was able to find \ Not Find the missing fonts on Typekit.

                                                                   

                                                                  Will Adobe be allowing us to turn this off?The whole point is that we do not care if ID can/cannot find fonts with Typekit, we only care if FEX cannot find the fonts on our font server. Although TK may not take any action, and may not seem very distracting, the shear fact that it arrives on the screens of our users is becoming rather annoying, and is adding confusion and potential issues with our workflow.

                                                                   

                                                                  Thanks.

                                                                   

                                                                  S

                                                                   

                                                                  - Edit > Perhaps is the fact that it is such a heavily branded Typkit presence that is adding to the confusion... ?

                                                                   

                                                                  Message was edited by: ShamusH

                                                                  • 30. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                    Javed_ali Adobe Employee

                                                                    This is not the case as of Now. I would suggest that you log a feature request for the same here and also mention the issues you are facing due to it.

                                                                     

                                                                    Having a strong reason helps us prioritise the issues that you all are facing.

                                                                     

                                                                    Thanks

                                                                    Javed

                                                                    • 31. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                      puffmoike Level 1

                                                                      I have no idea whether the following behaviour was caused by FEX or Adobe, but I don't recall ever witnessing this behaviour until now (after the Typekit plugin functionality has been added):

                                                                       

                                                                      1. I had a document open in InDesign. When it was being opened the FEX ID plugin correctly installed the necessary fonts, and I did ten minutes work on the file.
                                                                      2. I then opened a PSD file, which necessitated opening PS. For completeness this was the first time I had opened PS after upgrading to OS 10.9.2.
                                                                      3. The Typekit dialogue told me it couldn't find a necessary font.
                                                                      4. FEX uninstalled a font currently is use in the open INDD file.

                                                                       

                                                                      Again, obviously this may be an FEX problem, but there's no denying that the unwanted appearance of the Typekit modal window makes it feel like Adobe has broken something that worked smoothly until now.

                                                                      • 32. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                        ShamusH Level 1

                                                                        Just a quick update.

                                                                         

                                                                        The folks at Adobe are still looking in to this. I have had confirmation that they can see a bug in InDesign which cause installed fonts to be temporarily unavailable on your system.

                                                                         

                                                                        To quote their email to us:

                                                                         

                                                                        "The InDesign team is still investigating the factors which trigger this bug, but the basic issue is this: the Missing Fonts dialog causes fonts which are managed through Extensis Suitcase and Font XPlorer to not auto-activate correctly. Those fonts aren't located properly on your system, and so InDesign reports that they are unavailable.

                                                                         

                                                                        In Font Explorer, if your managed fonts are not visible in InDesign after upgrading to InDesign 9.2,

                                                                        Go to Font Explorer/Tools and select

                                                                        1. Clean System Font Caches (this will require a system reboot)

                                                                        2. Clean Application Font Caches

                                                                         

                                                                        On non-Mavericks systems, you will need to de-activate/reactivate font protection

                                                                        Launch a terminal window and enter

                                                                         

                                                                        sudo atsutil fontprotection -off

                                                                        Then enter

                                                                        sudo atsutil fontprotection -on

                                                                         

                                                                        Relaunch InDesign. Your managed font should now be visible and auto-activation should work."

                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                        We'v ebeen busy, so I've not spent much time getting stuck in to this, but will look at their thoughts/suggestions next week. I've not heard back from the FEX team  -  which is slightly annoying.

                                                                         

                                                                        Cheers.

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                                                                        • 33. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                          studiopkf Level 1

                                                                          Yeah! I knew I wasn't crazy.

                                                                          • 34. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                            BrandHOUSE Level 1

                                                                            Adobe, stop telling me what you want installed and let me activate what I want installed! I don't want to use Typekit, or be forced to use Typekit. I have Extensis Suitcase installed and much prefer it's auto activation etc. Since the most recent update I now have Indesign forcing me to do something I don't want to and as a result can't even select to change one typeface, instead it forces me to change all the typefaces. Eg I might have different wieghts of Helvetica Nue within a document and I want to change one to Hel Nue Light, instead Tyepkit is forcong me to do a global change.

                                                                             

                                                                            Adobe seem to go from one stuff up to the next. Fix it! Prior to CC everything worked, now it's a a complete stuff up.

                                                                            • 35. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                              benduncalf Level 1

                                                                              Thanks for this conversation y'all... helped out a lot!

                                                                               

                                                                              Just had the same problem after updating to CC 2014.. FontExplorer need to time updates to plugins with Adobe as I think this is also part of the problem!

                                                                               

                                                                              That said, I couldn't live without either!

                                                                               

                                                                              Cheers!

                                                                              • 36. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                                puffmoike Level 1
                                                                                FontExplorer need to time updates to plugins with Adobe as I think this is also part of the problem!

                                                                                 

                                                                                There is clearly a sizeable body of Adobe customers who use a third party font manager, and rely on it in their day-to-day workflow.

                                                                                 

                                                                                I don't know enough about when and how APIs are published (either at Adobe, or in the industry more generally), but if it doesn't happen already it would be great if Adobe could work with the teams behind Suitcase, FontExplorer, etc and try to minimise the interruptions to the workflow of their mutual customers. Did the font manager software companies only find out about CC 2014 when the public did? If it doesn't occur already is there are way that they can be given early access to the APIs?

                                                                                 

                                                                                FontExplorer feels like it is slow to react when Adobe updates its software (but again, I don't pretend to understand the technological complexity). Is there is a font manager which has a better track record of updating its plugins when Adobe updates its applications?

                                                                                 

                                                                                If this is a problem with all font managers then perhaps Adobe should consider whether there are ways that it can improve the situation for its customers. Because regardless of who is at 'fault' it impacts on Adobe users.

                                                                                • 37. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                                  konmarinis Level 1

                                                                                  To all who hate TypeKit. I've been advised to leave a message under Action>report abuse>Harassment> of the following nature, i.e TypeKit in InDesign is constantly intended to disturb or upset, and it is characteristically repetitive and disruptive (insert your personalised situation here), and this will no longer become social commentary but an action that they have to immediatly attend too. The more people who report it, faster the resolution.

                                                                                  • 38. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                                    Dave Merchant MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                                                                                    Whoever "advised" you to do that was taking nonsense, and we will ignore any reports of that nature. The Report Abuse feature on these forums is for notifying us about posts made on these forums - nothing else. You have an email address for product feedback. Use that.

                                                                                    konmarinis wrote:

                                                                                     

                                                                                    To all who hate TypeKit. I've been advised to leave a message under Action>report abuse>Harassment>...

                                                                                    • 39. Re: How do I get rid of Typekit
                                                                                      greenair Level 1

                                                                                      Does this mean that older files fonts are not there any more when I open an older file in the new illustrator cc? Big bummer if so do I have to reassign all the fonts on every file I open...

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