Looking for a freeware Font Suitcase viewer

Engaged ,
Apr 21, 2008 Apr 21, 2008

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Hello, all:

I started a new job within the last three months, AND WE DON"T USE FONT MANAGEMENT! I know that sounds crazy, but I am not yet in the position to request we get a font management program for all our work stations.

Anywho, I am looking for a small freeware or shareware utility that to help me view the list of screen fonts that are inside a font suitcase. You know: like back in the days before Mac OSX and you could double-click on a suitcase to see what screen fonts were inside and you could move them out or in if so desired.

Anyone know of such a beast?

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Explorer ,
Apr 21, 2008 Apr 21, 2008

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Russell,<br /><br />Try the free Linotype Font Explorer. For more info and the download, go to: http://www.linotype.com/fontexplorerX? It is a good font management product, and a number of Mac users who could easily go out and buy FontAgent Pro use it.<br /><br />As for not using font management in a design agency or corporate art department or similar environment, I'll try to be polite: Why not throw all job files together in one drawer? Same thing as not managing type.<br /><br />Now, what I really want to say is... <g><br /><br />Neil

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Engaged ,
Apr 24, 2008 Apr 24, 2008

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Neil:

Thanks. I posted my question also to my fellow Pitstop users and many there also suggested FontExplorerX. I downloaded it and briefly checked it out. Can't believe something with that many features is FREE.

Yeah, not using font management seems extremely dangerous to me. I was told they had tons of problems with fonts since moving up to OSX, so now when we work on a job we move the fonts to the Library > Fonts folder. Then, take them out and replace them with the next job. More like MANUAL font management.

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Apr 24, 2008 Apr 24, 2008

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Russell,

Glad to help. Please come back and let us know your experience with FontExplorerX.

Neil

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