How to Boss Your Fonts Around

How to Boss Your Fonts Around

Paperback(REV)

$14.09 $16.95 Save 17% Current price is $14.09, Original price is $16.95. You Save 17%.
MARKETPLACE
8 New & Used Starting at $1.99

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201696400
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Publication date: 06/05/1998
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Purpose
Quick Check Which System are you running? x
Part I Font Technology 11(32)
1 Printers: PostScript or QuickDraw
12(2)
Why should you care?
12(1)
PostScript Printers
12(1)
PostScript-compatible printers
13(1)
Non-PostScript printers (QuickDraw)
13(1)
How do you know if your printer is PostScript or QuickDraw?
13(1)
2 Typeface, family, and font
14(2)
Typeface
14(1)
Family
14(1)
Simple and complex families
14(1)
Font
15(1)
3 Bitmapped fonts and screen fonts
16(2)
Installed sizes
17(1)
What screen font icons look like
17(1)
4 City-named fonts
18(2)
Printing to a non-PostScript printer
18(1)
Printing non-city-named fonts to a PostScript printer
18(1)
Printing city-named fonts to a PostScript printer
19(1)
Don't print city-named fonts to an imagesetter (at a service bureau)
19(1)
City-named fonts with ATM
19(1)
When to use city-named fonts
19(1)
PostScript fonts
20(8)
Outline fonts
20(1)
Scalable fonts
21(1)
PostScript Types
22(1)
Type 1 fonts
22(1)
Type 2 fonts
22(1)
Type 3 fonts
22(1)
Fonts on the Web
23(1)
Surf the Web with city-named fonts
23(1)
Print non-city-named fonts
23(1)
Specify city-named fonts
23(1)
Screen and printer fonts
24(2)
Screen fonts
24(1)
Why do you need screen fonts?
24(1)
Printer fonts
25(1)
Resident and downloadable fonts
26(2)
Resident fonts
26(1)
Downloadable fonts
27(1)
6 Downloading the downloadables
28(3)
Automatic downloading on PostScript printers
28(1)
Options for auto-downloading
29(1)
Should you manually download?
29(1)
Manual downloading
30(1)
Permanent downloading
30(1)
7 Adobe Type Manager (ATM)
31(6)
How ATM works
31(1)
But why...?
32(1)
ATM vs. installed screen sizes
32(1)
ATM with non-PostScript printers
32(1)
ATM with resident fonts
33(1)
Is ATM already installed?
33(1)
ATM Deluxe vs. regular
34(1)
What's the difference?
34(1)
Read the "Read Me" file
34(1)
The ATM control panel
34(3)
Illustrated
34(1)
On or Off
35(1)
Character Cache Size or Font Cache
35(1)
Preserve
35(1)
Smooth Font Edges on Screen
35(1)
Precision Character Positioning
35(1)
Enable Auto-activation
36(1)
Enable Font Substitution
36(1)
Font emulation
36(1)
8 TrueType fonts
37(4)
TrueType icons
38(1)
TrueType screen fonts?
38(1)
How do you tell TrueType screen fonts?
38(1)
Advantages of TrueType
39(1)
Disadvantages of TrueType
39(1)
TrueType and PostScript together
39(1)
Yeah, so what if they have the same name?
40(1)
What if the printer font is not in the ROM?
40(1)
9 So should you use PostScript or TrueType?
41(2)
PostScript or TrueType?
41(1)
Suggestions
41(1)
If you have a QuickDraw printer
41(1)
If you have a PostScript printer
41(1)
If you use a service bureau
41(2)
Part II Installing Fonts 43(8)
10 Installing fonts
44(7)
Should you use a font management utility?
44(1)
Is a font management utility already installed?
44(1)
How many and which fonts are already installed?
45(1)
Installing fonts into the System
46(5)
Before you install
46(1)
Installing screen fonts
47(1)
Installing TrueType
47(1)
Installing PostScript fonts
47(1)
Installing outline printer fonts
48(1)
After you install
49(1)
Don't install AFM or .fog files
49(1)
Where did the files go?
49(1)
The process, visually
50(1)
Part III Font Management 51(80)
11 How to organize your fonts
52(17)
First: Make sure you know these things Before you begin
53(1)
Next: Clean up the fonts in your System Folder
54(4)
Clean up
54(1)
Assumptions!
54(1)
Step 1: Make new folders
55(1)
Step 2: Move your fonts to the Temporary Font Storage folder
56(2)
Selectively and purposefully return some fonts
58(2)
Step 3: Put some fonts back into the Fonts folder in the System Folder
58(1)
Check 'em out first
59(1)
Then: Organize your TrueType fonts Step 4: Separate the TrueType fonts from the PostScript fonts
60(2)
OK, now: Organize the rest of your fonts Step 5: Do the big job
62(2)
Keep families together
64(4)
Start with the easy stuff--move families into the family folders
64(1)
Making new suitcases: when, why, and how
65(1)
Combine family members into one suitcase, where appropriate
66(1)
When not to combine fonts into one suitcase
67(1)
Congratulate yourself! The finished product
68(1)
12 How to manage your fonts
69(34)
So what does a font management utility do for you?
69(1)
What are your choices?
69(1)
The advantage of sets
70(1)
How do you use a font management utility?
70(1)
Manage your fonts with Adobe Type Manager Deluxe
71(5)
Using the ATM Deluxe windows
72(1)
Drag-and-drop
73(1)
Sets and fonts
73(1)
Other tips
73(1)
ATM Deluxe Preferences
74(2)
Manage your fonts with Suitcase
76(9)
What is Suitcase?
76(1)
Versions of Suitcase
76(1)
Suitcase, the old version
77(1)
Opening Suitcase
78(1)
Can't find Suitcase?
78(1)
Creating and using sets
79(3)
For more help with Suitcase
82(2)
Create a Font ID file
84(1)
Manage your fonts with MasterJuggler
85(10)
What you can do in MasterJuggler
85(1)
The MasterJuggler menu
86(1)
Making sets in MasterJuggler
86(2)
Opening and closing font files
88(2)
Viewing fonts in MasterJuggler
90(2)
Making and using Hot Keys
92(2)
Gather fonts for remote viewing or printing
94(1)
Manage your fonts with Font Reserve
95(8)
I should've told you...
95(1)
The Font Reserve browser window
96(1)
Experiment
97(2)
Add fonts to the vault
99(1)
Font Reserve Preferences
100(1)
Preview any font
101(1)
Gather fonts for remote viewing or printing
102(1)
13 How to manage your font menu
103(12)
TypeTamer
104(4)
The TypeTamer menu
105(1)
Special features of TypeTamer
106(2)
WYSIWYG Menus
108(2)
MenuFonts
110(2)
Adobe Type Reunion Deluxe
112(1)
The ATR Deluxe control panel
113(2)
14 Problems with fonts
115(4)
Font ID conflicts
115(1)
What are font ID conflicts?
115(1)
How do you avoid font ID conflicts?
115(1)
Avoiding conflicts of name
115(1)
Merged fonts
116(2)
Merged fonts in the menu
116(1)
Advantages and disadvantages of merged fonts
117(1)
Hierarchical menu is not merged
117(1)
So what to do?
117(1)
Corrupt fonts
118(1)
How to tell if a font is corrupt
118(1)
What to do about it
118(1)
15 Printing fonts at a service bureau
119(2)
What is a service bureau?
119(1)
Take your fonts to the service bureau How do you take your fonts to the service bureau?
120(1)
16 A few extra font utilities for you
121(10)
Key Caps
121(1)
PopChar Lite
122(1)
PopChar Pro
123(1)
KeyCap
124(1)
FontView
125(1)
TypeIndexer
126(2)
FontBook
128(2)
FontLoupe
130(1)
Part IV Useful Information 131(12)
17 Help!!!
132(3)
18 Useful tricks with Fontographer
135(5)
19 Acquiring fonts
140(2)
Type vendors
140(1)
Fonts on CD-ROM
140(1)
Fonts online
140(1)
What you buy
140(1)
Font vendors
141(1)
Web sites you must visit
141(1)
20 Vendors of font products
142(1)
Part V Glossary 143(34)
Part VI Index 177

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews