Join Mike Rankin for an in-depth discussion in this video Using fonts in Mac system applications, part of Font Management Essential Training.
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…In Mac OS X applications like text, edit…and pages, there's a standard font window where…you can access your font collections, choose specific…font families and styles, and apply typographic features.…So, let's take a look at how you can work with fonts in Mac System Applications.…Starting here in text edit, I have a tool bar with basic…controls for formatting text right at the top of the window up here.…There's a menu where I can choose a font…family, and a style.…And in the family menu, I have a list of recent fonts up here…at the top, and a show fonts command that we'll look at in a minute.…The styles menu shows me things like regular, light, oblique, bold, and so on.…I also have buttons to apply bold, italic,…an underline, followed by some paragraph level formatting controls.…Note that the bold and italic…buttons here are only available to use when the…current font family includes actual bold and italic fonts.…So you can't use them to apply fake italic and fake bold.…They work now because I have helvetic the bold and italic fonts on this machine.…
- What is a font?
- Understanding TrueType, PostScript, and OpenType fonts
- Using web fonts
- Understanding what fonts come with your computer
- Purchasing fonts
- Activating and deactivating fonts
- Installing fonts
- Using Mac Font Book or Suitcase Fusion
- Choosing font management software
- Identifying fonts
- Creating fonts in InDesign