Is there a way to make the fonts in Illustrator show up in the list as written in the font itself? My drop down lists the fonts, but all the options are displayed in the same font type so it's really hard to determine which font to use since I can't see a sample of that font.
In the Type section of your Illustrator preferences make sure that "Enable in-menu font previews" is checked. Do this with no document open and then quit the program. Once you reopen the program it will become the default for all new documents.
Thank you. That's what I thought too, but checking the box doesn't do anything. In addition, when view the font drop down, the text is huge, whereas in all my other tabs (except the effects tab - which displays a zoomed font size like the fonts drop down), it's normal. I'm wondering if there is a corrupt setting or some sort of cache i need to reset/clear?
UGH, so frustrating. Resetting my preferences and closing/reopening Illustrator didn't change anything. I still isn't showing the font previews and it's super zoomed in when I open the fonts and effects drop down menus. SIGH!!
Hello @Nani Bear,
Sorry to hear about this experience. I would request you to try the following steps to reset the Display Settings under Windows:
Thanks. but the overall display settings on my computer are good. The hyper zoomed in appearance is only affecting the "effects" tab and the display for the fonts in Illustrator. None of the other areas of Illustrator (or any other Adobe program are affected)
Wait--- I just realized the issue with the missing preview of fonts and the hyper zoomed in portions of illustrator is only happening on my second (larger computer screen - which is set to 100%) when I move the program to my laptop monitor, the issues go away. So clearly, it's an issue with my secondary screen.
Thank you for the prod to figure this one out, it was driving me nuts!!