View Full Version : Creating a Chart of All My Fonts
09-05-2008, 04:57 PM
I can't seem to find any information on how to do this. I want to create a visual chart of ALL the fonts I have installed on my system for quick reference. I do a lot of graphics work and I hate having to scroll through every single font I have in illustrator to find a good one. I wish I could just browse through a chart. There has to be some software that compiles the fonts I have and lays them out on a contact sheet or something....
09-05-2008, 07:21 PM
Google is your friend. :P
I don't know anything about it, but it sounds like what you are looking for. It's shareware ($24.95) with a free trial.
$25.00 is worth it just for the description of the program on their home page. :D
Not sure if you have to print the contact sheet, or you can save it as a graphic. If you have the full version of Acrobat installed, you can print to the pdf print driver though.
If you install several hundred fonts in Windows, you'll probably find that keeping track of them using nothing more than the font management tools in the Windows control panel will become taxing at best. Simply installing new fonts is analogous to juggling live polecats in a dark room after midnight. Remembering what all your installed fonts look like is still more adventurous.
Font Wrangler is the font manager that should have come with Windows. It will allow you to install and remove TrueType fonts in batches; preview fonts before you install them; browse downloaded font files; view font copyright information; change the names of fonts to resolve naming conflicts and print font "contact sheets." Its intuitive user interface can be mastered by most potted plants and some elected officials.
09-05-2008, 07:30 PM
Do a Google search on "The Font Thing" (with quotes). It's a freeware program that should do what you want.
09-05-2008, 10:09 PM
NexusFont, from http://xiles.net/ - free...
09-05-2008, 10:20 PM
Also, you may find this timely - I found it after making my earlier post:
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