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Accessing recently used fonts

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Here is a nice little feature in InDesign CS6 that makes working with type a little bit easier, and that is it now has a recent fonts list. You can see the recent fonts in the Type menu, go to the Font menu, and these are the fonts that I used recently, a la Microsoft Word. How about that? You can also see them, if I select the Type tool, at the top of this list. So if, let's say that I am editing this type and I'd think I like the change the first line to, let's say Bank Gothic > Medium-- oh, yes, that looks very classy. I like that.

Accessing recently used fonts

Here is a nice little feature in InDesign CS6 that makes working with type a little bit easier, and that is it now has a recent fonts list. You can see the recent fonts in the Type menu, go to the Font menu, and these are the fonts that I used recently, a la Microsoft Word. How about that? You can also see them, if I select the Type tool, at the top of this list. So if, let's say that I am editing this type and I'd think I like the change the first line to, let's say Bank Gothic > Medium-- oh, yes, that looks very classy. I like that.

Then we go to the Type menu and we see Bank Gothic and Myriad Pro. Apparently, I am using both here. Now your list of recent fonts stays active, even after you quit the program, and as you test new fonts, like in a new document--I'll put a new document up here just for fun, drag out a frame and then let's try Apple Casual, baby. This is casual. And then we go to the Type menu > Fonts, you see Apple Casual has been added.

You might wonder about what order they're in. They're not really chronological, because I know when I was testing this, I used Myriad Pro and then later I used Calibri and just now used Apple Casual. But if you do want to have some sort of power over the order of your recent fonts list, you can go to Preferences, which on my Mac is under the InDesign menu and on a PC, under the Edit menu. Go to Preferences. Let's just start out in General, under Type Options, down here next to Font Preview Size, which has been here for ever, in this field you can choose the number of recent fonts to display, up to 50 different fonts. And it is the main typeface; it doesn't include all the styles. So, Myriad Pro is one and then all the different styles for Myriad Pro still come as one.

And you can choose to sort the recent fonts list alphabetically. Let's go ahead and do that. So they are now sorted alphabetically, and let's try it again. Up to Type menu > Fonts. Ah! Some order, that's what I like. So the recent fonts list, a nice interesting little feature in InDesign CS6.

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InDesign CS6 New Features

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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 14m 23s
    1. Exploring interface tweaks
      6m 56s
    2. Examining the new tools and dialog boxes
      7m 27s
  3. 32m 41s
    1. Working with the Conveyer tool
      10m 7s
    2. Linking objects
      12m 11s
    3. Mapping styles
      10m 23s
  4. 50m 5s
    1. Understanding flexible layouts
      8m 16s
    2. Working with Alternate Layout
      12m 52s
    3. Understanding Liquid Layout rules
      7m 30s
    4. Using the basic Liquid Page Rule options: Scale, Re-center, and Based on Master
      6m 52s
    5. Applying guide-based Liquid Layout rules
      8m 10s
    6. Applying object-based Liquid Layout rules
      6m 25s
  5. 14m 51s
    1. Working with flexible columns
      3m 27s
    2. Auto-sizing text frames
      5m 28s
    3. Exploring the primary text frame
      5m 56s
  6. 8m 15s
    1. Accessing recently used fonts
      2m 9s
    2. Applying Keep settings to spans and tables
      2m 45s
    3. Fitting frames to different types of text content
      3m 21s
  7. 28m 27s
    1. Using advanced EPUB 2 export controls
      9m 12s
    2. Exporting an EPUB 3
      9m 16s
    3. Inserting HTML and Edge content
      9m 59s
  8. 28m 4s
    1. Reviewing the new Form tools
      7m 21s
    2. Creating and previewing a basic form
      14m 40s
    3. Testing the form in Acrobat
      6m 3s
  9. 21m 24s
    1. Aligning selections to a key object
      2m 17s
    2. Using Save As to create a file for earlier versions of InDesign
      1m 40s
    3. Retaining table headers and footers
      2m 58s
    4. Importing RTFD and exporting to PNG
      4m 38s
    5. Using smart math in fields
      2m 13s
    6. Exporting interactive PDFs as pages
      1m 9s
    7. Previewing and exporting grayscale PDFs
      2m 22s
    8. Using the new world language support
      4m 7s
  10. 1m 6s
    1. Next steps
      1m 6s

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