Font Book is a welcome addition to Mac OS X. This application allows you to preview the different typefaces and characters that are available in each of the fonts on your computer. The Font Book application also allows you to install, group, enable, disable and search for any and all fonts on your Macintosh.
With Font Book, you can easily organize your fonts and create font collections to keep your favorite fonts readily available. For example, you could create a collection of fonts you use for a specific newsletter or project. You can also disable individual fonts, font families, or font collections, so you only see the fonts you need.
To Use Font Book
- Open the Applications Folder
- Click on the Font Book icon.
- Select a font collection in the Collection column.
- Select a font family in the Font column.
- Click the disclosure triangle next to the Font name to see the available typefaces for that font.
- Select a typeface to see a sample of the font in the preview window on the right.
- To create a Font Collection:
a. Click the plus (+) button on the bottom of the Collection column.
b. Type a name for the new font collection.
c. Select User or Computer in the Collection column.
d. Drag any fonts you want to include in the collection from the Font column to the new font collection in the Collection column.
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