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by cerulean
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Why does MainType need to "ignore" deleted fonts?
Replies: 3
Views: 2175

Why does MainType need to "ignore" deleted fonts?

I've long been puzzled by the terminology used when fonts are removed from MainType. As I understand it, when fonts are added to MainType some font metadata is added to the MainType database and the fonts themselves are copied into the MainType "vault". When a user deletes a font in the MainType int...
by cerulean
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: MainType 6.0 folder sync - fonts not removed from database
Replies: 11
Views: 4969

Re: MainType 6.0 folder sync - fonts not removed from databa

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like Erwin's suggestion will work, but it's still a real annoyance if you are updating multiple folders - you have to remember which folders are changed and manually perform the deletions in MainType. I think the removal of fonts should be taken care of automatically b...
by cerulean
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: MainType 6.0 folder sync - fonts not removed from database
Replies: 11
Views: 4969

MainType 6.0 folder sync - fonts not removed from database

I recently upgraded to MainType 6.0 because I thought the "Keep in sync" option was going to be a solution to my problem of keeping the fonts in the MainType database synchronised with my font library folders. But it seems it's not to be. Consider this scenario: I have a folder "Helvetica" in my org...
by cerulean
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: × Allow preview text to be scrolled when wider than window
Replies: 1
Views: 2374

× Allow preview text to be scrolled when wider than window

Often the desired preview text can be wider than the space available in the window. In these circumstances it would be good to be able to scroll (click and drag) the preview text to bring the cutoff portion into view.
by cerulean
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Implemented Feature Requests
Topic: • Allow preview sizes larger than 72 points
Replies: 2
Views: 2240

• Allow preview sizes larger than 72 points

It would be nice if the preview text size dropdown allowed sizes above 72 points.
On my large monitor 72 points isn't very big and doesn't show enough detail when choosing a font for a logo design, for instance.
by cerulean
Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: How do I replace a font in the database with a newer version
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

Delete the database without uninstalling MainType?

My last question went unanswered, so I have to conclude the only way to modify the database is to delete it and recreate it. Is it possible to do this without having to uninstall and reinstall the whole application? I think the bottom line here is... MainType 4 uses a database to manage font files, ...
by cerulean
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: How do I replace a font in the database with a newer version
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

How do I replace a font in the database with a newer version

If I have a family of fonts in my database, and I want to update that family to a newer version of the fonts, how do I do that? Reading the post here it seems that if I delete the old versions any new versions I try to add are ignored (why??). And I don't want two versions of the same font family in...