Main View

By default, files are displayed in the main view as thumbnails:

In the main view, each font is drawn with its typeface. You can choose and customize the text to be drawn in this view for every font face. Custom text can include Unicode symbols.

The Main view displays typefaces of installed fonts listed in the Windows Fonts view, typefaces of fonts listed in the Worklist view. You can select any folder in the Folders view or Fonts view and preview all typefaces located in the selected folder.

To show Floating Samples, select a font and press Floating Sample () button on the toolbar.

You can select each font face and its corresponding font will be displayed in the Characters Table view and in the Text Sample view.

To install the selected font, choose the Install... command from the popup menu or click the green button on the toolbar. See Installing Fonts.

To print the selected font of fonts, choose File/Print... or File/Print Preview... from the main menu. To select a report type for printing, choose File/Report Settings... from the main menu. (See Printing for more details.)

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Description

 

The font is installed permanently (font is active). Windows will load this font again after restart.

 

The font is activated temporarily (font is active). Windows will NOT load this font automatically after restart.

 

Check mark is set for the font. (See Check Marks context menu commands.)

 

Font Type: TrueType, OpenType, PostScript, Raster (or Bitmap) Font, Vector Font (scalable font that was introduced in early versions of Windows).

 

Font Style or Weight: Italic, Thin, Ultra Light (Extra Light), Light, Normal (Regular), Medium, Semi Bold, Bold, Ultra Bold (Extra Bold), Heavy, Regular (the same as Normal).

Fonts can also be displayed as a report:

Column Name

Description

Filename

The name of file or folder

Location

Path to folder were the file is located

Size

File size in kilobytes (1 KB = 1024 bytes)

File Type

The description of the file type

Modified Date

The date and time when the file was last modified

Font Name

The name of font face (shown for font files only)

Family The name of font family

Font State

The state of the font file: Installed or Uninstalled

Family Style

Family style of the font (for example, Decorative).

Foundry

The name of font creator (for example, Adobe).

Vendor ID

The font foundry signature (for example, "ADBE" stands for Adobe).

Is Unicode

Font encoding is Unicode.
(Windows platform & Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane encoding).

Embedding

Font embedding licensing rights for the font. See Embedding Fonts for more information.

Character Set

The name of the character set shown in the font

ID

The identifier of the character set (0 - Western, 161 - Greek, 204 - Cyrillic, etc.)

Total

Number of character sets in the font

TIP

Press and hold Shift key when applying Add to Worklist command.

If you hold Shift key, PFB, AFM, and INF files with be added to Worklist with selected PFM files.