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Windows 7: Lightweight font manager that's 7 compatible

10 Jan 2010   #1
Wimb

XP
 
 
Lightweight font manager that's 7 compatible

For my work, I need to be able to manage the several thousand different fonts I need. My previous XP setup really lagged in this respect.

Does such a solution exist where I can perhaps hold all my fonts in a program, and only activate/install a font while I use it and then deactivate said font when I'm done for the day so my computer doesn't slow down?

My system is already slowed down by very clunky engineering software, and the last thing I need is another drag on my system.

Any other forums that may have helpful answers too?

Thanks in advance!


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11 Jan 2010   #2
Wimb

XP
 
 

Any ideas anyone?
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11 Jan 2010   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I found this you may want to look at...MainType - The Professional Font Manager!
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11 Jan 2010   #4
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I use Bitstream Font Navigator which comes with CorelDraw. Sorry I don't know if it can be purchased stand alone, but I have 1800 fonts installed and it handles them with no problems at all. Sorry I can't be of more help but at least it might steer you in the right direction.
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18 Jan 2010   #5
Wimb

XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
I use Bitstream Font Navigator which comes with CorelDraw. Sorry I don't know if it can be purchased stand alone, but I have 1800 fonts installed and it handles them with no problems at all. Sorry I can't be of more help but at least it might steer you in the right direction.
When you say it handles them all, do you mean the interface is easy to use or do you mean that it reduces strain on the operating system from all the fonts?

Basically, I'm trying to use all of these fonts without the fonts slowing down my system.
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18 Jan 2010   #6
Wimb

XP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I found this you may want to look at...MainType - The Professional Font Manager!
That software seems to have a nice interface...I may buy that if I can know for sure that it will mitigate/eliminate any reduction in the speed of my operating system.
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18 Jan 2010   #7
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wimb View Post
When you say it handles them all, do you mean the interface is easy to use or do you mean that it reduces strain on the operating system from all the fonts?

Basically, I'm trying to use all of these fonts without the fonts slowing down my system.
Well both really. I find it very easy to use and it handles my fonts fine. I only have a 1800 but I'm pretty sure it could handle allot more. One thing I do like is that you can install fonts on the "fly" ie. You don't need to restart the current application your in to use a recently installed font.
I can do some screen shots if you need them.
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18 Jan 2010   #8
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

impressive i was just looking for a new font manager the other day and wasn't really liking the choices i was presented with.
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