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Working with Fonts

    Activate
    Deactivate
    Import
    Export

Activate

Select one or more font(s) in the font list.

Use one of the following ways to activate a font:

  • Choose Font > Activate.
  • Click the checkbox next to the name in the Sources or font list.
  • Click the Activate button below the font list (Applies only to a selection in the font list).
  • Right-click on a selection either in the Sources or the font list and choose Activate from the contextual menu.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut ⇧ + ⌘ + A.

  You will be warned when you are trying to activate one or more font(s) whose PostScript name is identical to that of an already activated font. Please follow the instructions in the warning window. This warning can be turned off in the Monitoring Preferences.

  Note that activating many fonts at once may take a long time. You can set up FontExplorer X Pro to warn you if this is the case. For more information, check Monitoring Preferences.

  If you click on the checkbox left of a Set which contains activated and deactivated fonts in the Sources List, all fonts in this Set will be activated. To reverse this behavior, thus to deactivate all fonts in this Set, hold the option (⌥) key while clicking on the checkbox.

Deactivate

FontExplorer X Pro can deactivate any imported font or fonts on your system, excluding fonts from /System/Library/Fonts.

Select one or more font(s) in the font list.

Use one of the following ways to deactivate a font:

  • Choose Font > Deactivate.
  • Click the checkbox next to the name in the Sources or font list.
  • Click the Deactivate button below the font list. (Applies only to a selection in the font list).
  • Right-click on a selection either in the Sources or the font list and choose Deactivate from the contextual menu.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut.

Import

Use one of the following ways to import fonts:

  • Choose File > Import fonts...
  • Drag & Drop files or folders on the Sources or the font list.
  • Right-click on the FontExplorer X Pro icon in the Dock and choose Import fonts...
  • Use the keyboard shortcut ⌘ + O.

In the upcoming dialog, you can choose which font formats you want to import.

If a Set was created in the Sources List, rename it.

During the import, you will be warned (if activated in the preferences) if you're about to import a font which is already imported in FontExplorer X Pro from one of the following:

  • The same path.
  • Another path but exactly the same font.
  • In both cases you have the option either to remove and import it again, or to do nothing and keep the currently loaded font.

In the second case, you'll have the option to import the font as duplicate.

Export

Select a Set in the Sources List or fonts in the Font list.

Use one of the following ways to export fonts:

  • Choose Font > Export...
  • Right-click on the Set or the fonts and select Export... from the contextual menu.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut ⇧ + ⌘ + E.
  • The Font Export dialog will appear. Select File from the popup menu and choose the way the fonts should be exported.
  • Drag the selection from FontExplorer X Pro into the destination directory in the Finder.