How to download Adobe Fonts?

New Here ,
May 12, 2020 May 12, 2020

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Hello:

 

I am needing to download a font file from my Adobe fonts.  Currently I can only activate it but cannot download anything.  I need it to upload to my squarespace website.  Please advise.

 

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Adobe Employee , May 12, 2020 May 12, 2020

Hi there,

 

Thank you for reaching out. The Adobe Fonts can only be activated and cannot be downloaded on your system the same way that your local fonts are, so they won’t show up in your font management software or in the system fonts folder.

 

Hope it helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Adobe Employee ,
May 12, 2020 May 12, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thank you for reaching out. The Adobe Fonts can only be activated and cannot be downloaded on your system the same way that your local fonts are, so they won’t show up in your font management software or in the system fonts folder.

 

Hope it helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020

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How come? I need to use the Trajan Pro font for my logo. How can I use this is my Pages documents and in Word?

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LEGEND ,
Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020

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If you want a font file for an Adobe font you will have to buy a license, if anyone sells it. Why not make the logo in Illustrator and place it in Pages and Word? It is unusual to keep remaking a logo.

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Aug 11, 2020 Aug 11, 2020

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To be more specific, logos should be stand-alone. You create them in an illustration program such as Adobe Illustrator and then place a version of same in Pages or Word or InDesign or whatever! You should not be recreating a logo every time you need to use it in those layout and word processing programs.

 

Assume you are going to create a logo in Illustrator and then use it elsewhere. For Pages and InDesign, for example, you would save the Illustrator-based logo as a PDF file with the font embedded and import/place the PDF file into the Pages or InDesign document. For Microsoft Word (or Excel or PowerPoint), convert the text to outlines in Illustrator (generally a bad idea, but necessary here) and save the logo as an SVG file. Although on MacOS, Office can import PDF-based content, such support is not particularly good and is non-existent if you bring the Office document to a Windows system (all you end up with there for such imported PDF is a low resolution raster representation of the PDF content). However, Office supports import of SVG very well and as such, SVG with outlined fonts is you solution for Word!

 

PS:   I rarely endorse any “text outlining” since it generally degrades text rendering quality. That having been said, it is better than rasterizing text and at the larger point sizes typically found in logos, the degradation from outlining will be minimized.

 

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Explorer ,
Dec 14, 2021 Dec 14, 2021

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because adobe is too cheap to allow fonts to be downloaded. Perhaps after subscribing for over a year they could, but forget it. Adobe is one big greedy tyghtwade. They forget who made them who they are today. 

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New Here ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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Completely my thoughts! This is total BS - if I have a subscription, it should come with downloadable font files, not some BS rigamarol trying to find the original and license it. Do better Adobe.

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New Here ,
Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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I am trying to download font's to photoshop and it's not working

 

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LEGEND ,
Feb 23, 2022 Feb 23, 2022

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Let's see if we can solve this, Diane.  Please answer these questions.

1. How are you trying to download the fonts?

2. Where are the fonts from, and what are the fonts?

3. What happens when you try?

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New Here ,
Apr 30, 2022 Apr 30, 2022

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How can I download the Adobe Devanagari font in my phone please tell??

 

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New Here ,
May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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Paying 59.00 a month ad nauseum forever is not enough to be able to actually download these fonts to my computer is ridiculous. I have permission to use in commercial design but I can only turn them on and off in my own system? As a professional designer it's been a standard to have the actual font for the packaging of a logo or at the least a business card design, and now thanks to adobe not allowing this, it is useless to even test out or use any of the fonts in your database that we are supposedly already paying for. What gives? Please make this possible, Adobe team! Seriously!!

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LEGEND ,
May 02, 2022 May 02, 2022

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The Adobe Fonts service is far, far too low priced for that. The font files in Adobe Fonts would retail at maybe $50,000. So clearly they aren't going to give you them in a $60 per month service for many other things. It's an amazing bargain, but with severe limitations for long term planning and web fonts. In such cases I'd always recommend licensing separately. Check out Adobe Font Folio (not for web use).

Also, sending on fonts with logos and designs has ALWAYS been a license violation. At last Adobe can stop it. Why would you need it today anyway - the recipient's subscription will give them the font to work with...?
Finally, Adobe only own about 5% or less of the fonts in Adobe Fonts. The makers of the others would take their ball and go home, if Adobe suggested giving away their font files. 

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New Here ,
May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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My company is probably going to give up on using Adobe fonts for print. The "cloud"-based approach leads to all sorts of glitches we don't get when we host the files ourselves. We are constantly having to deactivate/reactivate fonts, recreate preferences etc, just to keep our regular fonts working in our regular templates. We can fix an inactive font for one file and then the same problem occurs again in the same file on a different machine or in a different file on the same machine. Total anarchy. In comparison to this, the traditional method of simply purchasing the files themselves and installing them on the local operating system is far superior.

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May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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I'm not the biggest fan of Google but they do have a large, free, high-quality font library that you can download.

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