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    Skills to Pay the Bills Sparkie's Avatar
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    Can someone point me to a good (preferably freeware) program that will let you view and organize your fonts in a list? I have over 50 MB of fonts and I'd like a quick and easy way to view them

    Thanks for your help!
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    oooh, fonts :P .. yummm, haha, i dont know any software.. ever thought of cutting down on fonts ? is it just me or are sites using less and less of "different" fonts now ..
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    Sparkie,
    Have you got or can you get hold of the CorelDraw disks (from version 8 onward) there is a font managment program bundled - no fantastic but it is a start.

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    I would also recommend checking out a program called The Font Thing at http://www.ozemail.com.au/~scef/tft.html .
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    Uhm... is there any specific reason you would need 50 (!) MB of fonts?

    How many fonts are it, anyway? 1250? 1394?

    Just tell me that you don't have them all installed on your Windows PC but on some Linux box...
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    I thought Windows got slower and slower as your fonts build up. I'm also quite sure I already got a warning from some program because I had/was about to install more fonts...

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    Hello, my name is Sparkie
    ...and I am a font-addict

    No, really I must have over a thousand fonts altogether, some on disk, some on the hard drive, some on CD. I download interesting ones that I might be able to use on websites in the future (notice the font I use for graphics on Pawsitronic.com fits purrfectly?

    Thanks for sharing those program URLs, I'll check them out later tonight when I'm home.
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    Like Sparkie, I have tons of fonts too! If I see one I like I download it just in case I might need it one day!

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    Skills to Pay the Bills Sparkie's Avatar
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    and I thought I was the only one who collected fonts for use on a rainy day!
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    Arent fonts fun?
    It reminds me of the good ole days
    I was a font-a-holic too.
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    What happened? You retired?

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    i think he ran out of space

    i like dingbats!!!

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    BTW: there is a finite limit (or seems to be) to the number of fonts you can put in the win98 fonts foder. At one point I had just over a 1000 and wanted to install another one, and was told that I need to uninstall one or more fonts first.
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    Skills to Pay the Bills Sparkie's Avatar
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    Thanks for pointing out the different programs! I really appreciate it so far I haven't received a message about having too many fonts though (surprisingly)..

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    I used to have quite a lot of fonts installed but since they took quite a lot of memory, I uninstalled most of them. I also remember using a font manager, but couldn't recall its name.
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    Hey guys,

    I don't do much with fonts, and I have only 333 fonts, but it's 97.5 MB!

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    That's nothin'. I have about 300 MB of fonts. (Granted, I only have about one-half of that (~150 MB, ~750 fonts) in my Windows fonts directory, and the rest in a folder called "unused" but still. )
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    Power to the dingbats!

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    lol
    i keep fonts installed to the bare minimal. I just have fonts which would assist me in creating images etc.

    so browsing through the font list would be easier ( like in adobe ps... )
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    50 megs is nothing...

    Back when I was collecting fonts, I had over 200 megs worth.

    The key is that you don't have them all on all the time. If you really want a good Font Management tool, I recommend you purchase Adobe Type Manager. There is no other tool for the PC that is as useful and essential for the management of fonts.
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    do a search on The Font Thing. It's a great little freeware font listing tool that also allows you to install/uninstall fonts, preview fonts in different sizes,...

    I still have the beta version but it's pretty stable.


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