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Windows 7: "Font Viewer for Windows 7"

18 Jan 2010   #11

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

I was looking for a font utility. Now I have two to choose from. Thanks!

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12 Mar 2010   #12

windows 7
 
 

I tried that withthe font thing and it just isn't working for me..I have aTON of fonts and have always kept them in a folder I can point the font thing to and then I find the font I want to use in my paint shop pro and when I open psp it's there because it is open in the font thing..now when I open it it only shows my installed fonts and I could care less about those..I want to see the ones I have paid for and need to use on a constant basis.it won't let me even point to the folder..it just freezes up and I tried the compatibility thing and it went through the whole thing just to tell me it isn't compatible,,This is a brand new computer and supposed to make me happy but all it is doing is making me frustrated and sad that most of the software I use everyday to make my graphics just won't work..is there any other program that you can point to a folder and it will read the fonts in there and allow you to see what you write?? I am miserable!!! I tried to dl the amp one mentioned above but my virus protector said it was very dangerous so I backed off..it never said that with the font thing!!
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13 Mar 2010   #13

Windows 7
 
 

The instructions FallStar gave worked fine for me.
I also installed AMP Font Viewer but found it just didn't compare to The Font Thing.

When installing new Fonts I first open PhotoShop and leave it open.
When finished installing any new Fonts I click onto the PhotoShop icon and all installed Fonts are immediately installed in PhotoShop and added to the PhotoShop drop down list.

Windows 7 makes installing new Fonts a breeze.

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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13 Mar 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

daftdeb...how many fonts do you have installed in your Windows/Fonts folder? And how many fonts are in your other personal collection? The Font Thing will choke if you have a very large amount of fonts, and you point it to a folder containing all of them. I have my non-installed fonts separated into sub-folders depending on style. As far as my installed fonts, I have 300 fonts installed. I point TFT to a sub-folder that contains maybe a dozen fonts (favorites), and it remembers that location on subsequent sessions.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daftdeb View Post
I tried that withthe font thing and it just isn't working for me..I have aTON of fonts and have always kept them in a folder I can point the font thing to and then I find the font I want to use in my paint shop pro and when I open psp it's there because it is open in the font thing..now when I open it it only shows my installed fonts and I could care less about those..I want to see the ones I have paid for and need to use on a constant basis.it won't let me even point to the folder..it just freezes up and I tried the compatibility thing and it went through the whole thing just to tell me it isn't compatible,,This is a brand new computer and supposed to make me happy but all it is doing is making me frustrated and sad that most of the software I use everyday to make my graphics just won't work..is there any other program that you can point to a folder and it will read the fonts in there and allow you to see what you write?? I am miserable!!! I tried to dl the amp one mentioned above but my virus protector said it was very dangerous so I backed off..it never said that with the font thing!!
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13 Mar 2010   #15

windows 7
 
 

well I finally got it working..the problem was that subfolders was checked and when I refreshed it would switch over to my F drive(my extra 1 terabyte internal hd) and start scanning and freeze because I have lots of stuff in there...once I unchecked the subfolders before I pressed refresh..it allowed me to point it to where I wanted to go..I also keep all my fonts in different folders under a main font folder..I have fat,thin,scripty,novelty,valentines,st pats, old times looking,shapes,loopy,grungy,gorjuss type, and the list goes on lol but I only point to one of those at a time or I think the font thing would go nuts..

I have 476 installed fonts and 5,408 in my other folders under fonts in my documents... I also have a font download folder where I dl all my zips,unzip them and then after I look at them all, place them in the proper folders.. I make a lot of siggy tags for several groups I am in and I use many different fonts. I am a font hog lolol I am always seeing new ones that would look good on my tags.
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14 Mar 2010   #16

Windows 7
 
 

I have 1811 Fonts installed in my PC.
They all show up in Font Thing and they all display in the PhotoShop drop down menu.
Everything works quick as lightning with no problems.

I chose all my Fonts individually by browsing the Net.
It's never a good idea to install any of the huge Font packages that are offered as many are useless or almost identical to other Fonts.

--CadillacPat the UnCustomizer--
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16 Mar 2010   #17

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi all,

Just wanted to let everyone know that I found a nice font viewer that's free and works well in Windows 7. I just downloaded & installed it, and tested it. I also tested it opened/minimized while working in Paint Shop Pro X2, and PSP was able to recognize the fonts that I had open (which are uninstalled fonts). It automatically defaults to show your Windows installed fonts on first launch (was very quick to open though), but you can add (+) folders or sub-folders to the left-side menu and check-mark only the folder(s) you want to view...plus it remembers the folder you were viewing when you close it. There's also a Favorites that you can add fonts or groups of fonts to. Very nice!

Nexus Font > http://xiles.net/programs/
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22 May 2010   #18

Windows 7
 
 

I tried the AMP Font Viewer and I really like it. One cool thing is that if you go into Options and change the Default sample to the text you want to see and hit OK and then Ctrl T to open the main viewer window you get a nice big layout of your text in all of the fonts available. You can adjust the size, color and even the number of columns and then just use your mouse scroll wheel to browse through them. Really nice!

-E
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13 Aug 2010   #19

Win 7 64 bits
 
 
Thanks, thanks, thanks

Hi everyone,
I have come accidentally to this forum and I found very pertinent questions and answers. I just wanted to thank the whole team for your clear explanations, tips and help. I found nowhere such precision and for the old lady that I am you are really a precious help.
Thanks for the different information about that precious tool (font viewer). I could not used the previous one since I changed for a new OS.
Forgive my bad english, I am a frenchie granny and not sure to be understandable.
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27 Aug 2010   #20

Windows 7Home Premium, 64 bit
 
 
Thank you Fallstar!

Geez, man, you wouldn't believe how happy you've made me by describing this fix! I'm an avid digital scrap book enthusiast (and a total nerd), and The Font Thing was one of my favorite tools. When I switched to Windows 7, I was devastated to learn that I couldn't use it.

Thank you so, so much!
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