New Help for Font Installation, Organization, and Troubleshooting
Managing fonts in Mac OS X is all too often like herding cats, but users can now corral their fonts with a new ebook, "Take Control of Fonts in Leopard," and its sidekick, "Take Control of Font Problems in Leopard." Written by font expert Sharon Zardetto, who has been publishing top-tier content about the Mac since 1984, these up-to-date ebooks cover not only the versions of Leopard up through 10.5.5, but also special font situations in software such as Adobe CS3 and CS4, Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008, iLife, iWork, and Safari. The ebooks may be purchased for $15 and $10 respectively, or in a bundle for $20, at www.takecontrolbooks.com.
"Take Control of Fonts in Leopard" covers topics such as:
* Making the most of character-rich Unicode fonts.
* The ins and outs of different font installation methods.
* Using Font Book to manage, validate, and organize fonts.
* Where fonts reside and in what order they load, and what - if anything - you should do about it.
* Organizing fonts from Adobe CS3 and CS4 so they appear when and where you want them.
* The quirks of fonts installed by Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008, and which ones you should keep.
* Using Apple's Character Palette and Keyboard Viewer to insert and explore special characters.
"Take Control of Font Problems in Leopard" answers questions such as:
* Where do fonts belong on my hard drive?
* In what order do fonts load, and what if I have multiple copies?
* How do I use Safe Mode to troubleshoot a font problem?
* How do I use another user account to troubleshoot a font problem?
* How do I move a font file that doesn't want to move?
* Why does bold and italic text look double-printed in Word?
* Why does a font's name have brackets around it in the InDesign font list?
* Why can't I install a PostScript Type 1 font?
* Why doesn't the Input menu show up in my menu bar?
* People keep telling me to "just delete the caches." Where are they? Why does deleting them help?