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    1200 Fonts!

    I do a lot of graphics work as part of my job (mainly in adobe photoshop) and I have slimmed my fonts down to 1200 and it is still having a massive effect on computer performance. Is there any way (apart from removing fonts) to speed it up (or on Macs because I use those as well!).

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    So they are not high quality professional fonts then I take it?

    You probably don't need more than 100 for most work, mostly I have seen a lot of argument for only using 12 or so high quality fonts for 99% of applications. Unless you like your work to look like it was put together by the school secretary.

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    The only real practical way of speeding it up is to move to vista 64 and add a ton of ram. 8 gigs or more.

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    I recall an application I had on my Acorn RiscPC which let you turn fonts on and off based on what you were doing. It was developed by Computer Concepts (anyone remember Impressions Junior and Artworks)?

    Like I said, it let you group fonts and turn them on and off when you needed them.

    Not sure what it was called,

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    I recall an application I had on my Acorn RiscPC which let you turn fonts on and off based on what you were doing. It was developed by Computer Concepts (anyone remember Impressions Junior and Artworks)?

    Like I said, it let you group fonts and turn them on and off when you needed them.

    Not sure what it was called,

    GJE
    I wonder if you could put a few bat files together to do a similar thing? Thus have the extra fonts stored in a temp folder and copy them when you need to use them for graphics stuff, then copy them back when you're finished.

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    You could use Adobe Type Manager, I use it on my XP PC at home as its got a mass of fonts and you can turn them on and off as needed.

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    There are plenty of great freeware font managers available for Windows - NexusFont is a pretty good one. [xiles.net] File Manager: NexusFile, Font Manager: NexusFont You should be able to create groups of fonts and install/uninstall them on the fly - so for example have a "Art projects" group and a "Office work" group etc, just flip them on and off as needed.



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