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Installing fonts with Font Book


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Mac OS X Mountain Lion Essential Training

with Christopher Breen

Video: Installing fonts with Font Book

With Mountain Lion comes a collection of fonts, or types faces, for both viewing and printing. Apple has offered an application called, Font Book for organizing these fonts in the last few iterations of the Mac OS. Mountain Lion is no different. Here's how Font Book shakes out. We'll launch it from Spotlight, and here is the Font Book window. Now, fonts are stored in a variety of locations on your Mac. They are in the system and library folders at the root level of your hard drive, and within the fonts folder, inside the library folder, which is inside your user folder.
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  1. 1m 4s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
  2. 6m 56s
    1. Installing Mountain Lion
      6m 56s
  3. 47m 16s
    1. Personalizing the interface
      4m 11s
    2. Touring the Finder
      3m 29s
    3. Staying current with Software Update
      2m 52s
    4. Configuring Gatekeeper settings
      3m 17s
    5. Getting on the Internet
      5m 36s
    6. Setting up iCloud
      4m 55s
    7. Understanding AutoSave and documents in the cloud
      4m 42s
    8. Configuring Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
      4m 33s
    9. Configuring your printer
      3m 39s
    10. Protecting your data with Time Machine
      4m 28s
    11. Learn your way around the Mac App Store
      5m 34s
  4. 11m 17s
    1. Finding files with Spotlight
      6m 6s
    2. Digging deeper with Finder searches
      5m 11s
  5. 23m 35s
    1. Configuring basic personal preferences
      11m 15s
    2. Adjusting Input Device preferences
      9m 38s
    3. Examining the basic system preferences
      2m 42s
  6. 1h 13m
    1. Organizing workspaces with Mission Control
      5m 49s
    2. Modifying Language & Text settings
      4m 5s
    3. Optimizing Security & Privacy settings
      6m 18s
    4. Getting notifications
      4m 38s
    5. Configuring displays and AirPlay
      2m 20s
    6. Using Energy Saver
      6m 1s
    7. Setting up Bluetooth wireless devices
      3m 39s
    8. Sharing files on a network
      6m 1s
    9. Configuring sharing
      6m 28s
    10. Editing your users and groups
      6m 48s
    11. Setting rules with Parental Controls
      7m 4s
    12. Taking notes with Dictation & Speech
      6m 0s
    13. Exploring the Accessibility settings
      5m 54s
    14. Listening with Sound
      2m 53s
  7. 36m 2s
    1. Organizing your business with Mail
      12m 42s
    2. Scheduling time with Calendar
      8m 32s
    3. Keeping tabs with Contacts
      5m 30s
    4. Tracking your tasks with Reminders
      3m 39s
    5. Staying in touch using Messages
      5m 39s
  8. 37m 18s
    1. Tracking your documents in TextEdit
      7m 3s
    2. Looking up words in Dictionary
      1m 56s
    3. Keeping notes with Notes
      3m 48s
    4. Working with images in Preview
      6m 14s
    5. Working with PDFs in Preview
      4m 27s
    6. Installing fonts with Font Book
      4m 42s
    7. Posting a note in Stickies
      1m 55s
    8. Adding things up with Calculator
      4m 46s
    9. Organizing apps with Launchpad
      2m 27s
  9. 34m 5s
    1. Navigating the web
      3m 38s
    2. Working with bookmarks
      4m 49s
    3. Using Reading List
      2m 4s
    4. Saving web pages and creating web clips
      1m 44s
    5. Viewing and saving PDFs
      3m 24s
    6. Using Safari to search the web
      2m 20s
    7. Opening local files in Safari
      1m 59s
    8. Working with preferences in Safari
      11m 1s
    9. Managing your Internet footprint
      3m 6s
  10. 8m 48s
    1. Playing media in QuickTime
      4m 15s
    2. Recording videos with QuickTime
      4m 33s
  11. 10m 13s
    1. Video conferencing with FaceTime
      3m 38s
    2. Taking pictures in Photo Booth
      3m 47s
    3. The great utility of Image Capture
      2m 48s
  12. 12m 40s
    1. Writing a simple Automator workflow
      4m 15s
    2. Creating an Automator application
      2m 20s
    3. Setting up an Automator calendar workflow
      2m 31s
    4. Creating an Automator service
      3m 34s
  13. 22m 1s
    1. Managing processes in Activity Monitor
      5m 13s
    2. Formatting, partitioning, and repairing storage devices
      8m 58s
    3. Taking care of your passwords
      4m 1s
    4. Setting up a Windows install with Boot Camp
      3m 49s
  14. 14m 57s
    1. Creating a boot drive
      3m 19s
    2. Understanding and configuring permissions
      4m 5s
    3. Exploring troubleshooting techniques
      7m 33s
  15. 19m 35s
    1. Getting your game on
      4m 1s
    2. Integrating with Facebook and Twitter
      2m 38s
    3. Advanced tips and tricks
      9m 35s
    4. Sharing files with AirDrop
      3m 21s
  16. 30s
    1. Goodbye
      30s

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In this course, Macworld senior editor Christopher Breen provides a comprehensive overview of Mac OS X Mountain Lion, complete with insider tips for getting the most out of the operating system. The course shows how to configure system preferences, personalize the interface, master gestures, and achieve fluency with applications such as Mail, Calendar, and Preview. The course also includes tutorials on browsing the web with Safari, automating complex tasks with Automator, sharing over a network, performing maintenance operations using Disk Utility, and offers time-saving techniques for using the Mac efficiently. Along the way, Christopher reviews the 200+ new features in Mountain Lion, which gives even experienced Mac users a valuable head start.

Topics include:
  • Installing Mountain Lion
  • Setting up and syncing iCloud
  • Configuring Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
  • Setting rules with Parental Controls
  • Jotting down info with Notes
  • Viewing and saving PDFs, text documents, and images
  • Using Safari to browse the Internet
  • Playing and recording videos with QuickTime
  • Video conferencing with FaceTime
  • Setting up a Windows install with Boot Camp
  • Downloading widgets
  • Sharing files with AirDrop
Subjects:
Business Education + Elearning
Software:
Mac OS X
Author:
Christopher Breen

Installing fonts with Font Book

With Mountain Lion comes a collection of fonts, or types faces, for both viewing and printing. Apple has offered an application called, Font Book for organizing these fonts in the last few iterations of the Mac OS. Mountain Lion is no different. Here's how Font Book shakes out. We'll launch it from Spotlight, and here is the Font Book window. Now, fonts are stored in a variety of locations on your Mac. They are in the system and library folders at the root level of your hard drive, and within the fonts folder, inside the library folder, which is inside your user folder.

Now in the olden days, you'd drag fonts out of a designated fonts folder or disable them, but you now no longer have to, thanks to Font Book. Here, you see all the fonts that are available to you, and as you can see, we have lots and lots of fonts on this Mac. Now, let's select a font, like Academy Engraved, and you see it have various views. The first one is a sample, so you can see what the font looks like. The next is Repertoire, to show you the characters that are within the font. And then there's Custom.

Finally, there's an Info button that tells you all you need to know and a whole lot more about that font. You can also view fonts by collections. Mountain Lion has some collections built in that are grouped logically together. So for example, here are some fun fonts. There! That's fun. Marker Felt, that's really fun. Papyrus is moderately fun, and this doesn't look fun at all. Actually it looks quite formal. Modern, PDF, as you see, as you choose different collections, you get a different variety of fonts within that collection.

Again, these are taken from all the fonts that you have on your Mac. You can disable fonts if you like, something you might do if a font appears to be a source of problems on your Mac. To do that, select the font, let's say American Typewriter, go to the Edit menu, and then disable that family of fonts. Confirm that you want to do it and you'll see that it says Off next to it. Now, if I want to enable a disabled family, I select Enable and they're back on again.

Now it's possible to install duplicate fonts, and doing so isn't always a great idea because it can lead to conflicts. So to find out if you have any duplicates, go to the Edit menu and choose Look for Enabled Duplicates. In this case, I have none. So, how am I supposed to show you what happens? Well, let's duplicate some. So, I will go into my Library folder, into the Fonts folder, and let's duplicate the American Typewriter. So I'll hold on the Option key to duplicate it, drag it, and now I have a duplicate.

And we'll close that out. Notice, that when I do this, a yellow triangle appears. So this yellow triangle indicates that I have a problem. So I'll click on this triangle, select the font, and I see the option that I can resolve this automatically or I can resolve manually. If I resolve automatically, what happens is that font is then turned off and it's no longer a problem. So I can go through and switch these off, and no more problems.

Another way to check for font problems is to validate fonts. So let's select the fonts. We'll go to the File menu and choose Validate Fonts. And it will go through and it will check the fonts that I have. Once it's checked the fonts, you'll see a report at the bottom. In this case, I have 22 minor problems were found, and in this case, we're talking about things like duplicate fonts. So I can then select those that have a problem, and then I can Remove Checked.

It will then remove the fonts after I enter my Administrator's password. I have to enter my password multiple times because I'm dealing with multiple fonts. And then we click on the Close button. Finally, you can create font collections of your own. To do that, click on the plus button, we'll go to All Fonts, and then you just drag the fonts you want into your collection. I'll select my collection and there are the fonts that I dragged in.

So, how is that reflected? Well, let's go to TextEdit. I'll create a new document. Go to Font, Show Fonts, and here's my fonts collection. And it's as easy as that. A that's Font Book, a way to troubleshoot font problems, as well as create custom font collections.

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