Feature Request: floating type sample

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Feature Request: floating type sample

Post by hlff »

Thanks for a great product.

One feature I enjoyed in a competing product is the ability to generate a "floating" type sample. Basically, it's a transparent (no background color) "popup" containing the user's selected sample text that can be overlaid over anything else on-screen. User can make the typical sample text selections (color, weight, etc.).

It's an easy way to comp because, instead of having to jump between programs and select text in a design app, a designer can just launch floating samples from the font program (like MainType) and overlay them on the targeted design for a quick check to see if the font will look good.
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Re: Feature Request: floating type sample

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Probably not quite what you want, but experiment with different layouts. The Sample Panel can be detached from the MainType Window and made to float over other applications.
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Re: Feature Request: floating type sample

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Bhikkhu, thank you for this swift reply. Much appreciated!

Yes, I saw that and this does help. Of course, the original request would be more precisely what I am seeking (without having to change background colors to match destination comp, etc.).
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Re: Feature Request: floating type sample

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We'll add your request to our to-do list.
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Re: Feature Request: floating type sample

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Thank you, Erwin! I appreciate all your hard work on this application.

Was there progress made on this particular request?
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Re: Feature Request: floating type sample

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It seems a similar feature is patented by company with a competing font manager. Maybe we can still implement a similar feature without violating the patent, but that requires more research.
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Re: Feature Request: floating type sample

Post by hlff »

Hi Erwin -

I'd like to flag this request for continued consideration. It's one feature I'd really like to use.
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