Why Not Activate All My Fonts?

If you’ve built a sizable font collection over the years, there are crucial technical and practical reasons why you shouldn’t activate them all at the same time. Learn how to preserve the productivity of you and your computer by activating just the fonts you need.
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Installing the Right Font Formats

Tempted to install all your fonts on your Mac or PC? Not so fast. By selecting the right font formats ahead of time, you can avoid a lot of pain later. Learn which formats are best for you.
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When Do You Have Too Many Fonts?

Many FontAgent users have tens of thousands of fonts, and some have more than 100,000 fonts. So how many fonts is too many? And what should you do when you have so many fonts?
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Your Treasure Trove of Font Data

FontAgent reveals a treasure trove of metadata, metrics and descriptive details about your fonts. And it makes all that data available for you to explore as you select fonts and create set criteria.
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The Case for Small Cap Fonts

Small cap fonts are uppercase glyphs reduced to the size of lowercase letters and modified to work at smaller sizes. Here are some ideas and rules for using small caps effectively in your designs and documents.
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Stylin’ Italics and Obliques

Most people use the terms italic, oblique and slanted interchangeably to refer to font styles that lean to the right. But they're not the same. In fact, italics have a style all their own.
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Font Sample Sheets in Seconds

It's easy to create hardcopy and PDF font sample and specimen sheets in FontAgent so you can share your font selections with others, compare text in various fonts, and create catalogs of your font collection.
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Type, Fonts, Faces and Cases

Many digital typography terms of today — including type, typeface, font and uppercase — trace back to the creation of metal type in Europe five hundred years ago.
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The Benefits of OpenType

OpenType is a modern font file format whose benefits include cross-platform support, simple file management, advanced typography, expanded glyph sets, and compatibility through open standards.
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Tile View Magic in FontAgent

The Tile View in the FontAgent font manager provides compact previews of a font family or project set, and syncs with FontAgent's Compare, Player and Glyphs Views.
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Organizing Your Fonts by Family

Organizing fonts into families is one of the many functions of a professional font manager. Learn how to use FontAgent to organize your font families the way you want.
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Dealing with Duplicate Fonts

There are many different ways that apparently similar fonts can differ from each other. It’s important to understand those differences so you can decide which fonts to use in your creative projects.
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Time is Running Out for Type 1 Fonts

The days of the venerated PostScript Type 1 font format are unfortunately drawing to a close. What can you do to update your Type 1 font collection so it works moving forward? FontAgent can help.
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Explore Your Fonts with FontAgent

FontAgent reveals a treasure trove of metadata, metrics and descriptive details about your fonts. And it makes all that data available for you to search, sort and explore as you select fonts and create criteria for Smart Sets — on both Mac and Windows platforms.
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What’s in a Font Name?

Font names can be cool, cute and even comical. But what does a font’s name actually say about it? In almost all cases, font names start with their family names and include style and metric terms to differentiate them from their siblings.
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