Saving preview sample text in the project file

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Saving preview sample text in the project file

Postby William » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:10 am

Could High-Logic consider saving the preview sample text in the project file please?

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Re: Saving preview sample text in the project file

Postby Alfred » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:27 pm

That's an interesting idea, William. What would be the benefit of 'per project' sample text? :?
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Re: Saving preview sample text in the project file

Postby William » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:39 am

At the moment, the only way for me to test colour glyphs is to use the FontCreator preview panel.

Please consider the illustrations in the following posts.

viewtopic.php?p=19804#p19804

viewtopic.php?p=19836#p19836

They are from two different projects.

Each of them uses some Private Use Area characters.

Typesetting those preview texts took a while. For the first one I used Serif PagePlus X5 with the existing monochrome font, for the other one I used Alt codes directly entered in WordPad.

Now, I do usually make a WordPad file whenever I make a font and I try to keep detailed notes as I go along.

These have at least three purposes, as follows.

I can always go back to review what I did.

I have ready-made notes that I can post, in whole or in part, in this forum as part of my writing activity.

I can store ready-made preview sequences in the WordPad file ready to be copied and pasted into the preview panel text box of FontCreator.

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So, although I can copy and paste from a WordPad file into the preview panel text box of FontCreator, it would be more convenient if when I open a project file that the preview panel text box contains what it did when I previously closed the project file.

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Re: Saving preview sample text in the project file

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:34 am

William wrote:Now, I do usually make a WordPad file whenever I make a font and I try to keep detailed notes as I go along.

You can now do that in the User Notes toolbar within FontCreator, and those notes are saved in your project file.
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Re: Saving preview sample text in the project file

Postby William » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:12 am

Thank you.

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Re: Saving preview sample text in the project file

Postby William » Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:47 am

However, unfortunately it does not seem possible, at the time of writing this note, to store and recover plane 0 Private Use Area characters from the User Notes that are built into FontCreator.

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Re: Saving preview sample text in the project file

Postby Erwin Denissen » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:36 pm

This will be fixed with the next upcoming release.
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