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There has been a great deal of discussion on this topic in the
comp.fonts newsgroup. I concluded (others may differ) that Typograf is
worthwhile (current version is 4.03). It is a free download with thirty
days of free use before you have to shell out thirty dollars for it. If
you have a lot of fonts, this software has the horsepower needed to
manage them, sort them, compare them, and print samples in several
Adobe Type Manager Deluxe (ATM 4.0) is also worth having, and the two
programs do not conflict with each other. If I didn't already own ATM,
though, I think I could manage quite nicely with just Typograf.
Jessica N. Lange wrote:
> > ----------
> > From: Buck and Tilly Buchanan[SMTP:writer -at- NTWS -dot- NET]
> > Does anyone know of a shareware application that will catalog and
> > print one line (athe name of the font) of all the fonts on my system?
> The CorelDraw suite often comes with a font manager. I have Corel8 now,
> which includes the Bitstream Font Navigator. I confess I don't use it (don't
> have that many fonts!), but a quick check of the Print Help shows several
> print options "For selected fonts":
> Prints a two-line sample for all family members of fonts you
> Here is an example:
> abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 01234567890 &$.,:;!?
> Prints one-line text and block text samples for all family
> members of fonts you selected. For each font family, this
> option prints sample text at 8, 11, 16, and 24 point. It
> prints block text at 11 point.
> Click Options to change the sample text to print.
> Character Chart
> Prints a character chart for fonts you selected.
> Click Options to change the number of character charts
> to print for each font family you selected.
> Not that you should buy an expensive SW package just to get this font
> manager! But if you have any need for a graphics package, Corel sure has a
> lot of value! You could also check out earlier versions, which are still
> sold, to see what font managers they include.
> Jessica N. Lange jlange -at- ohioee -dot- com
> Technical Communicator, Ohio Electronic Engravers, Inc.