Feature Request: floating type sample

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Feature Request: floating type sample

Post by hlff » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:56 pm

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

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:29 pm

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

Post by hlff » Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:40 pm

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

Post by Erwin Denissen » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:27 pm

We'll add your request to our to-do list.
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