Font overview - recurse directories

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Font overview - recurse directories

Postby Ian » Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:30 am

I have several thousand fonts organised in a directory structure by source, then often by family and possibly another directory below.

FontExpert is incapable of making a display of fonts in a directory structure. One has to double click open directories each time. When looking through a collection this makes scanning many fonts hugely tedious. What would be great is an ability to make a list of all fonts, recursively from subdirectories. Typograf has had the ability to do this and although an old program, it is still invaluable for this.

I would love if FontExpert could simply allow me to see a list of my fonts without getting repetitive strain injury! ;)

Thanks, looking forward to seeing what the next version contains...
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Postby support » Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:27 pm

In FontExpert version 6.0 and 7.0 you can create a plain list of fonts located within folder and its subfolders.

Steps:

1. In Files view select any root folder with fonts.
2. Choose Add to Worklist context menu command.

After that, all fonts within folder and within subfolders will appear in Worklist view.

(If you choose a folder with 5000 of fonts, it may take some time before the list appears in Worklist view, so just wait. :)

Then you can save this worklist to XML file and load it again to Worklist view at any time.
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Postby asmodeus » Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:34 am

support wrote:In FontExpert version 6.0 and 7.0 you can create a plain list of fonts located within folder and its subfolders.

Steps:

1. In Files view select any root folder with fonts.
2. Choose Add to Worklist context menu command.

After that, all fonts within folder and within subfolders will appear in Worklist view.

(If you choose a folder with 5000 of fonts, it may take some time before the list appears in Worklist view, so just wait. :)

Then you can save this worklist to XML file and load it again to Worklist view at any time.


but it useless for managing - you can't add fonts from worklist to worklist, and marked fonts could not be added to group all at once.
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Postby admin » Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:09 pm

You CAN add fonts from worklist to worklist: use Copy/Paste commands.

1. Open Worklist1.xml.
2. Copy fonts.
3. Close Worklist1.xml
4. Open Worklist2.xml.
5. Paste.

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You also can add fonts within folder and it's subfolders to selected group:

1. Select some folder (with fonts) in Fonts view
2. Chose Add to Group menu command.
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