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Old 10-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Font Manager for Windows 7?

After mucking about all day, I've found that Font Navigator is just not going to work properly on Win7. I can't get it to install T1 fonts and it's just flakey.

I've done a bit of searching around for a font manager for Win7 and found FontNexus which is free--Suitcase Fusion is way to pricey...at least at this point...

Has anyone used NexusFont?

Other suggestions?

Thanks...

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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BTW I think it's NexusFont .....

http://download.cnet.com/NexusFont/3...-10861616.html

I haven't managed to find a website of the author. I think it's http://www.xiles.net/ but all I get is a black screen with a few icons so I didn't go further.

I see now it's a Twitter page and I wouldn't know what to do but there is an icon [A] which leads to a download button.

   
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #3
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hugh: BTW I think it's NexusFont
You're right!!! I'll fix my post...thanks...'-}}

I downloaded it from the source --same as your link...it's definitely a minimalist website...'-}}

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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Look forward to hearing more ....

   
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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I'll let you know what I think when I get a chance to do the install...probably tomorrow--have to uninstall FontNav first...

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #6
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I think I've found the replacement for Corel / Bitstream Font Navigator in Printer's Apprentice in that it looks like the best of Font Navigator, it works in Windows 7 and it was on sale for $9.99 (normally $24.99--maybe it's perpetually on sale...'-}}) so after taking a browse through their screenshots, I bought it.

Tomorrow I will uninstall FontNav (sad to see it go) and then install PA...I'll report back...

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Looking forward to your report ... I've not attempted font management so far in Win 7.

   
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I need to get to the grocery store first so I should be able to report back later this afternoon...

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I'm very impressed with Printer's Apprentice and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a font manager that works on Windows 7.

What I really liked about Font Navigator was that you could create a master font catalogue and then easily and visually pick and choose which fonts you wanted to make active. Printer's Apprentice does not use that master catalogue approach so it's a bit less flexible than FontNav in that respect.

Printer's Apprentice provides quite a bit of different information using a tabbed info section where the order of the tabs is user selectable. Some tabs have suboptions like font size, grid size (when displaying the character set map). One cool tab is to show you the keyboard layout for the font which I think will be very handy for ornament fonts for example. There are text display tabs which allow you to select sample text and sample paragraphs (or you can use the default text), choosing the font size for displays. There is a tab that will display the font name, character set (user modifiable), font size of all of the fonts in the file selected so that you can scroll through all the fonts in a file getting a quick visual display. Another plus is that it has well written documentation.

I have a folder that I keep all my fonts in with a number of different subfolders and I'm thinking that given the way that Printer's Apprentice works, that it might be "better" (easier?) to create another subfolder with ALL of my fonts so that there is just one place to look for fonts you may want to install--"install" means to make the font active.

Printer's Apprentice is certainly well worth the $9.99 I paid...'-}}

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Thanks, Terrie! I liked FontNav's master catalogue, too. Oh well.... Sounds like PA ought to work just fine.

   
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