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Populate by Search Criteria - help

Post by 8806883@gmail.com » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:08 pm

Is there a way to search and list (either on-screen or printed) based on a category listed in the Information box? I want to search all fonts by a copyright/designer/trademark name so I can organize fonts by my favorites. I've searched the manual and found this at the end of the manual but I'm not sure where it might apply (more variables on the following page including {FONT_DESIGNER} and {FONT_TRADEMARK}). I've tried the print function, but I don't see a place to put any SEARCH criteria.
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Post by Erwin Denissen » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:51 pm

You can not search all those fields, but you can use search by foundry from the upper right corner:
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Re: Populate by Search Criteria - help

Post by 8806883@gmail.com » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:50 pm

Unfortunately, this is what a large portion of mine show. Even outside of Unknown, most only show the name of the program it was created from. Do you happen to know what that portion of the manual is referring to? (referring to the pic attached to the original post) I was wondering if I could export a font list to excel and sort on these categories listed from there.
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Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:34 pm

How about searching by your chosen criteria, then tagging the fonts? Print or export the tagged fonts to HTML.
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Post by 8806883@gmail.com » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:59 am

Bhikkhu Pesala - How do I do this?

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Re: Populate by Search Criteria - help

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:14 pm

Sort by foundry first, open the Font Information, Naming category, then scroll through looking for the Copyright Information. Tag all Google Fonts with one tag, etc.
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Re: Populate by Search Criteria - help

Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:50 pm

8806883@gmail.com wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Is there a way to search and list (either on-screen or printed) based on a category listed in the Information box? I want to search all fonts by a copyright/designer/trademark name so I can organize fonts by my favorites. I've searched the manual and found this at the end of the manual but I'm not sure where it might apply (more variables on the following page including {FONT_DESIGNER} and {FONT_TRADEMARK}). I've tried the print function, but I don't see a place to put any SEARCH criteria.
As mentioned in the user manual, those font variables are only available for Print and HTML Export, but can not be used as search criteria.
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