6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 1, 2013 7:32 AM by darkhorse85
darkhorse85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am using a computer that runs on Snow Leopard 10.6.8

  • Hi there I want to know  how to install new Fonts / Typefaces into Adobe Illustrator CS3?
  • I am also curious as to how I would install fonts on other Adobe CS applications?

 

All help, links, and resources much appreciated.


Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (34,310 points)

    You don't install fonts directly into any app, you add them to Font Book, or whatever font manager you're using. All fonts you install and activate are then available to all apps on your computer.

  • darkhorse85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply. I am new to Font Book. How do I install and activate new fonts in Font Book?

    Thanks

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (34,310 points)

    There's two ways with Font Book.

     

    1) Create a new Font Set. Add your fonts. Done this way, the fonts you add are copied to the Fonts folder in your user account, and those are the fonts which are then activated. The originals can be removed if you want, though they should be kept as a backup.

     

    2) Create a new Library Set. Add your fonts. With this method, the fonts are activated from where they currently are located, and not copied anywhere. Known as activating "in place".

  • darkhorse85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just dragged and dropped the downloaded ".tff" font files into in Font Book icon in the Dock and a new window popped up and just click "Install Font" button.

     

    The new fonts have automatically loaded into Adobe Illustrator CS3 without having to close it.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (34,310 points)

    I just dragged and dropped the downloaded ".tff" font files into in Font Book icon in theDock and a new window popped up and just click "Install Font" button.

    That works, too. Sets are, more than anything else, just a way to organize your fonts by project. By dropping the font in, it should now be listed in one of the standard headings like "Computer".

    The new fonts have automatically loaded into Adobe Illustrator CS3 without having to close it.

    Better apps will see when fonts have been enabled or disabled without having to close and restart them. Microsoft Word (and likely the entire Office suite) does not.

  • darkhorse85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks you've taught me something new!  And particularly helpful to me as I've just started using a Data Partition (along with Lion & Snow Leopard) on my internal HD.