Make font selections easier

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Hey, guys. Having recent fonts at the top of the list is very helpful.

But when I'm trying to match a font, or experimenting, I need to go through the whole list,
one by one, until I find what I'm looking for.

That's a lot easier if, when I go into the list, the current font is pre-selected.(Which of course, creates a dilemma: Doing that takes the user away from the recently-used at the top!)

I'm not sure how to resolve the dilemma, but right at the moment it is getting pretty painful, trying to match a font. The further down I am, the further I have to scroll next time!
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Eric Armstrong

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Posted 4 weeks ago

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Rick Grunwald

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You can wait for an implementation of favorite fonts OR you can download the free Nexus font that runs as a stand alone on Windows machines. You can have collections, load folders, and have a multiple folders with a few favorites i.e. scripts, Christmas fonts etc which you never have to install
As long as the program is running, the fonts are available to you in any program
If you have folders with 19,999 fonts in them it will load them but you will wait and things will bog down ... but you would expect that anyway
Since free is a good price, try it out but do read the docs first so you get the idea of folders collections etc and how to set them out without a lot of frustration
http://www.xiles.net/
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

If you know the name of the font you want, you are able to type the first few letters of the name and the selection should move to that font.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Rick Grunwald

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Also Ihave a couple of documents set up with things like callouts set up with text in them set up the way I want it so I can copy from that document and paste wherever. I can set up callouts with red borders, green letters in a christmas font set up in the point size I want and leave it on that document until I send  Paul and the other Rick their chirstmas cards
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Eric Armstrong

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Great idea, Rick. But the first step is to go through the list of fonts to select the ones you want!
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Rick Stone

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Well, yeah, if you aren't sure which ones you want I can see where that probably ins't all that helpful. LOL
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Eric Armstrong

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Hee hee... Still a good idea. Thanks for sharing it.
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Joe Morgan

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Hey Eric Armstrong,

I'm with Rick Grunwald. NexasFont  is pretty great for choosing fonts.

You can type your own words into a box and they get applied to all font's.
Like a  title your creating for instance. Let say you creating Creature from the black Lagoon.
You type it in the search window.Choose a font size and scroll through the fonts. You can even change the color of the fonts to match the look your shooting for to give you a better feel if its the font for you.


Its loaded with features. Rick Grunwald was mentioning them.

I thought you might appreciate a peak at the UI and my favorite feature.

Regards,Joe