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Old March 31st, 2015, 12:07 PM
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Default Font Family Management

Hello, I am trying come up with a better way to manage my fonts and how FusionPro sees them. My issues is, I was designing a variable business card that needed Helvetica Neue Medium and Helvetica Neue Light. When I was in the Variable Text Editor I only got the Helvetica Neue Font Family. When composed it used my Helvetica Neue Ultra Light, when I used bold, it would use Helvetica Neue Bold Condensed. Crazy how many variations of one font can live in a Font Family!

I am looking for advice on Font Family Management in FusionPro. I downloaded a trail version of TransType and just renamed the fonts to get them out of the Helvetica Neue Font Family. Is there an easier way to do this? Am I doing something wrong? What methods do you use to make sure you are using the correct font?

I am looking into Extensis Suitcase Fusion 6. Any advice on this piece of software or is there some software you would recommend?

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Old March 31st, 2015, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Font Family Management

It's not clear exactly what advice you're looking for. What exactly are you wanting to happen? How specifically do you want FusionPro to handle the fonts differently than it does now?

FusionPro does use font families on Windows, as most other Windows apps do. This might help clear things up:
https://www.adobe.com/type/browser/O...-WindowsIssues
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I am a not a Support engineer, and this forum is not a substitute for Support. My participation on this forum is primarily as a fellow user (and a forum moderator). I am happy to provide help and answers to questions when I can; however, there is no guarantee that I, or anyone else on this forum, will be able to answer all questions or fix any problems. If I ask for files to clarify an issue, I might not be able to look at them personally. I am not able to answer private messages, emails, or phone calls unless they go through proper Support channels. Please direct any sales or pricing questions to your salesperson or inquiries@marcom.com.

Complex template-building questions, as well as all installation and font questions or problems, should be directed to FusionProSupport@marcom.com. Paid consulting work may be required to fulfill your template-building needs.

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Old April 3rd, 2015, 07:39 AM
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Default Re: Font Family Management

I too get a bit confused sometimes when fonts are used not as expected. In order to get Univers Bold I would normally think that I could just bold the Univers Roman font and get it. SURPRISE...Univers Bold in FusionPro is actually the bolded font Univers Light. If you bold Univers Roman in FusionPro you get Univers Heavy.

To get around this and to really determine how FusionPro sees certain fonts that might be a bit confusing before I start a project - especially when I'm using a large variety within a specific family for "Corporate Identity" reasons - I will go into InDesign and type out a single sentence and duplicate it a number of time. Then I change each sentence into a different font using all the various flavors that I might need during this project...Regular, Bold, Italics, Bold-Italics, Heavy, etc...

Then I simply export that document into FusionPro and look at how it interpreted each font. I may be a bit of a pain but you will get an exact match. Also if certain fonts did not fully load into FusionPro for some reason...this will also show you which ones and not available so you can stay away from them.

It's a bit of a sledge-hammer approach, but I hope this wil help you.
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Old April 3rd, 2015, 10:37 AM
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If you're having issues with specific fonts, we would like to be able to analyze them. However, posting fonts here on this public forum would almost certainly violate their licensing terms. The way we can help is for you to contact FusionProSupport@PTI.com. Support can provide you with a secure FTP site where you can upload your fonts, as well as your fonts.ini and fonts.err files, along with any other information that may be needed.
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I am a not a Support engineer, and this forum is not a substitute for Support. My participation on this forum is primarily as a fellow user (and a forum moderator). I am happy to provide help and answers to questions when I can; however, there is no guarantee that I, or anyone else on this forum, will be able to answer all questions or fix any problems. If I ask for files to clarify an issue, I might not be able to look at them personally. I am not able to answer private messages, emails, or phone calls unless they go through proper Support channels. Please direct any sales or pricing questions to your salesperson or inquiries@marcom.com.

Complex template-building questions, as well as all installation and font questions or problems, should be directed to FusionProSupport@marcom.com. Paid consulting work may be required to fulfill your template-building needs.

This is a publicly viewable forum. Please DO NOT post fonts, or other proprietary content, to this forum. Also, please DO NOT post any "live" data with real names, addresses, or any other personal, private, or confidential data.

Please include the specific versions of FusionPro, Acrobat, and your operating system in any problem reports or help requests. I recommend putting this information in your forum signature. Please also check your composition log (.msg) file for relevant error or warning messages.

Please post questions specific to the MarcomCentral Enterprise and Web-to-Print applications in the MarcomCentral forum. Click here to request access. Or contact your Business Relationship Manager (BRM/CPM) for assistance.

Please direct any questions specific to EFI's Digital StoreFront (DSF) to EFI support.

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The correct spellings are JavaScript, FusionPro, and MarcomCentral (each with two capital letters and no spaces). Acceptable abbreviations are JS, FP, and MC (or MCC). There is no "S" at the end of "Expression" or "Printable"! The name of the product is FusionPro, not "Fusion". "Java" is not is not the same as JavaScript.

Check out the JavaScript Guide and JavaScript Reference! FusionPro 8.0 and newer use JavaScript 1.7. Older versions use JavaScript 1.5.

return "KbwbTdsjqu!spdlt\"".replace(/./g,function(w){return String.fromCharCode(w.charCodeAt()-1)});
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