7 Replies Latest reply: Oct 15, 2008 11:56 PM by PeterBreis0807
Lenny 118 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Choosing fonts in Pages 08...when I click on the font tool bar button,the drop down menu shows all fonts by name but they are all shown in helvetica type. Is there a way to have the drop down menu show each font name in its actual style?

Thanks in advance

Lenny.

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iMac G5 OSX, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iBook G3 OSX 10.3.9
  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,490 points)
    Click & drag the small dot at the top of the fonts window to expand to show the type faces.



  • threeflagsranch Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Being new to pages I was having the same problem. What a simple solution! Glad someone else already asked and I found the answer easily.
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,780 points)
    The question was asked and responded several times.

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  • Peter Honiotes Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    The answer does not help very much. In order to choose the correct font style quickly. I would like the pull down menu to show the actual font styles as in Apple works and Microsoft Office for Mac. The stated solution works in a pinch, but is a very cumbersome solution. Any new solutions ????
    Thanks
  • Henrik Holmegaard Level 3 Level 3 (575 points)
    The stated solution works in a pinch, but is a very cumbersome solution. Any new solutions ????


    The parts of the input user interface are intended to be application-independent. If you wish, you may ask for a change in user interface for the Font Palette, but the idea is that Pages does not have its own input user interface.

    The main parts of the input user interface are the Character Palette for selecting standard character specifications, the Font Palette for selecting styles and simple glyph shapings, and the font-specific Typography Palette for selecting supplementary smart glyph shapings.

    (Additional parts of the input user interface are the Keyboard Viewer and the keyboard resource that goes with each keyboard input method.)

    /hh
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,465 points)
    Try the following:

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/12562/fontcard

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15368/you-control%3a-fonts

    Approach with caution, no guaranty that these haxies work.
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,465 points)
    I have now tried them, and *YouControl Fonts* seems to do the job you want.

    So far no problems.