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by cpking
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Font Information pane inconsistent
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Font Information pane inconsistent

Well that certainly makes things interesting. I have no idea where the font files were - I have a huge collection of fonts. Part of what I was trying to do was to physically clean up the directory structure as well... So I guess the question is how do I get rid of font entries in my database for tho...
by cpking
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Font Information pane inconsistent
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Font Information pane inconsistent

I am trying to clean up my library and HD space used for fonts. The Font Information pane in MainType is inconsistent in what is shows. While not all fonts would necessarily have tags/metadata embedded in them, I would expect the file location to be displayed for every font. Am I missing something o...
by cpking
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: ability to share font groups
Replies: 1
Views: 540

ability to share font groups

I'm sure this has been discussed, and I've been part of the discussion.... It continues to rear it's head at me... A team of creatives often create their own font collections via groups. They also share font groups when collaborating on a project. The ability to share these groups would be tremendou...
by cpking
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Indesign CC 2018/19
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Indesign CC 2018/19

Does anyone know of a way to install the plugin created for previous versions of InDesign so that they will work with the newest versions? Adobe is cranking these updates/upgrades out like water, but vendors aren't able to keep up.
by cpking
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Synchronize MainType between PCs
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Synchronize MainType between PCs

This is likely what I'll end up doing. Unfortunately, this is time intensive as I have over a gig of font files, so obviously, restoring is a length process...
by cpking
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Synchronize MainType between PCs
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Synchronize MainType between PCs

I've been trying to work with that all day and apparently am doing something wrong. When I choose Tools|Import and Export|Export Tags and Ratings, and then enter a filename, nothing seems to happen. It doesn't create the xml file. I've tried selecting a few fonts to see if this was the problem, but ...
by cpking
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Clean out duplicate font files
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

Re: Clean out duplicate font files

I very much like MainType, but do think a bit more comprehensive way to delete fonts would be helpful. I have well over 30,000 fonts on my system, sync'd on dropbox and downloaded to three computers. I know for sure, that many of these are duplicates, but manually deleting individual font files woul...
by cpking
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Syncing - Migrating
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: Syncing - Migrating

Erwin Denissen wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:43 am
Currently there is no way to share them. This could be very useful for people wish to manage their fonts on multiple computers, so we'll add this to our to-do list.
That would be tremendous!
by cpking
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: icon reference
Replies: 3
Views: 821

icon reference

Could someone please provide a reference for the icons that are displayed in the font list? O is obviously opentype, but there are blue and green versions of this icon. Then I have some that look like a multi-page icon with a C on it, etc. I'm thinking this could be helpful in trying to clean up my ...
by cpking
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Synchronize MainType between PCs
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Synchronize MainType between PCs

I've had my font files on dropbox for a long while now. However, unless I'm missing something, MainType's files are all local and the tags & groups remain on the computer. So as near as I can tell, there's no built-in facility to keep libraries in sync on multiple computers, other than having the sa...
by cpking
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Synchronize MainType between PCs
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Synchronize MainType between PCs

I have found MainType7 (just upgraded to 8) to be very good with managing fonts overall. I used to manage a graphic design department and handled much of the IT because it's so much more intricate that typical IT/server management. The subject of fonts and groups has always been an issue - particula...
by cpking
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Syncing/sharing groups
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Syncing/sharing groups

I'm sure this has been discussed, but searching didn't yield me any results. I have a small virtual team of people who share a repository of fonts on a cloud folder (dropbox). This has worked well for us in terms of ensuring each team member has access to the fonts needed for a given project. The pr...
by cpking
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: MainType - Requests and Enhancements
Topic: Font "investigate" utility
Replies: 9
Views: 5334

Re: Font "investigate" utility

I know this is a long and much debated subject, but I'd love to have MT use the internal font information as a starting point. Many customers would likely presume this information correct, which we generally know to be a bad idea. However, I believe most of it would be correct, and when you have a l...
by cpking
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: Clean out duplicate font files
Replies: 7
Views: 1896

Clean out duplicate font files

I read another thread that was sort of on this topic, but not exactly what I was looking for. Is there a way for MainType to offer the opportunity to clean up duplicate font FILES. You can see in this screen cap, for example, I have four (yes, FOUR) files for Century Condensed. Of course, this is fr...
by cpking
Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: MainType - Support
Topic: reinstalled and waiting
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: reinstalled and waiting

Erwin, I may have discovered the problem, although I think it bears looking in to on your end. I have a large folder called graphics, which includes subfolders for fonts, images, actions, etc. All of this resides in my Dropbox folder so that my computers are sync'd with each other. To avoid navigati...