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Managing Fonts with Font Book

Most of us have fonts...a whole lot of fonts and Snow Leopard adds to it (New!): Hiragino Sans GB, Menlo, Chalkduster, and Heiti. Mac OS X organizes fonts into main folders: User and Computer. Fonts in the User folder reside in your Home folder for private use, while fonts in the Computer folder are available for all users. Besides these folders, you can also organize your fonts into specific user-defined folders, known as collections, and then activate those folders, or specific fonts within the folder without having to restart your application. In addition, Font Book gives you a window to view the font, and change its viewing size.

Manage Fonts with Font Book

  • green1.jpg Click the Applications folder in the Dock, and then click the Font Book icon.
  • green2.jpg Click the Add Collections (+) button, type a name, and then press Return.
  • green3.jpg Click the Add Fonts (+) button.
  • green4.jpg Select the fonts you want to add to the New Collection (active folder).
  • green5.jpg Click Open.
  • green6.jpg Select a collection from the Collection column, and then click on a font to view a sample.
  • green7.jpg To increase or decrease the view of the font in the window, drag the view slider up or down.
  • green8.jpg To copy a font, click and drag a font from the Font window into another Collection.
  • green9.jpg If necessary, type search criteria to locate specific fonts.
  • green10.jpg To remove a font from a Collection (this does not delete the file from the hard drive), select a font, and then press the Delete key.
  • green11.jpg Quit Font Book.
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