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Mac Font Products - Using FontBook To Manage Fonts
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by on 16 July 2009 11:54 AM
You can use FontBook to manage your fonts. Follow these directions:

Steps 8 through 12 below are the most important.
1. Close all open applications on your Mac. Check the Dock.
2. Place the CD-ROM in the Drive.
3. Double-click on the CD-ROM icon on the Desktop.
4. Drag the entire folder called "Fonts" to your Desktop.
5. After the copying has completed, close the welcome screen from the CD-ROM.
6. Double-click on the "Fonts" folder on the Desktop that you just copied over.
7. Once this folder opens, Press the following key combinations to switch to List View "Apple + 2"
8. This should put all the fonts in list order sorted by Name. Click the Name header if it's not sorted by Name
9. Scroll down till you see a Folder called "Data"
10. You MUST DELETE this Folder by dragging it to the Trash and then Emptying the Trash.
11. If you do not do this folder deletion, you will have thousands of duplicate fonts.
12. Once this is completely deleted, rename the this folder from "Fonts" to "MacFonts"
13. Now drag this folder to a location on your hard drive that you want. Keep in mind you should choose a location, that you do not plan on changing as once you add the MacFonts folder to FontBook®, it remembers your MacFonts folder location. Changing this location will affect your fonts.
13. Double-click on your Hard Disk icon on your desktop and open the Applications folder.
14. Double-click on the FontBook application and FontBook should open up.
15. On the right window pane click on the Plus sign at the bottom to add a new collection. Name this new collection MacFonts.
16. Click on File on the Menu at the top and click "Add Fonts".
17. Find the location of the MacFonts folder and click open.
18. Adding 1000 Fonts is a time-consuming process and you should wait until this process completes. Once completed, proceed to the next step.
19. Now in the middle window pane of FontBook, click on any 1 font and press "Apple + A" to select all the fonts you just added. Once selected, click on the Disable button at the bottom.
20. Click "Disable" to the confirmation dialog box that appears.
21. If this was done correctly, all your fonts should say "Off" next to them.

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