How to Boss Your Fonts Around

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Fonts. They seem to have a life of their own. And they can cause no end of heartache to the harried desktop or webtop publisher. Perfectly lovely documents on screen can suddenly transmogrify into a perfect nightmare when printed. So how can you control these willful beasts? Get a copy of this book and end your power struggle with fonts forever.

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Overview

Fonts. They seem to have a life of their own. And they can cause no end of heartache to the harried desktop or webtop publisher. Perfectly lovely documents on screen can suddenly transmogrify into a perfect nightmare when printed. So how can you control these willful beasts? Get a copy of this book and end your power struggle with fonts forever.

How To Boss Your Fonts Around has been completely revised and updated for the Second Edition. It's a must-have primer on font technology and font management for anyone who works on a Macintosh. It's updated for Mac OS 8, and includes all new coverage of how to work with and manage fonts for the Web. You'll learn to identify and work with all the different kinds of fonts available, from PostScript to TrueType to Type 1, bitmapped to screen, outline to printer, resident to downloadable and more. There's coverage of Adobe Type Manager, ATM Deluxe, Suitcase, Master Juggler, Font Reserve, new font management tools and utilities, installing fonts, and solving font conflicts. A detailed reference section answers common questions and problems, tells you how to acquire fonts, and offers an amazingly detailed glossary. This is the essential troubleshooting guide to taking control of fonts and learning to use them efficiently and effectively.

Everyone who uses a Mac uses fonts. Everyone who uses fonts faces potential problems with identification, printing, and memory overload. This profusely illustrated guide gives readers just the information they need to work efficiently. Everyone who uses a Mac will find precisely the kind of help they're looking for.

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Williams teaches electronic typography and has written some excellent books on digital design (e.g., The Non-Designer's Design Book, Peachpit, 1994). Anyone who has misplaced a font they just downloaded from a web site or who has witnessed the horrific use of type on many personal web sites knows how badly these books are needed. Clear explanations and good illustrations are the hallmarks of both volumes. There is little overlap, since one deals with managing the electronic fonts and the other with the uses of type. These gems are recommended for most collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201696400
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 5/22/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Purpose
Quick Check: Which System are you running?
1 Printers: PostScript or QuickDraw 12
2 Typeface, family, and font 14
3 Bitmapped fonts and screen fonts 16
4 City-named fonts 18
5 PostScript fonts 20
6 Downloading the downloadables 28
7 Adobe Type Manager (ATM) 31
8 TrueType fonts 37
9 So should you use PostScript or TrueType? 41
10 Installing fonts 44
11 How to organize your fonts 52
12 How to manage your fonts 69
13 How to manage your font menu 103
14 Problems with fonts 115
15 Printing fonts at a service bureau 119
16 A few extra font utilities for you 121
17 Help!!! 132
18 Useful tricks with Fontographer 135
19 Acquiring fonts 140
20 Vendors of font products 142
Glossary 143
Index 177
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