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Old 05-15-2015, 07:36 AM   #1
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I've been doing a bit of poking at MS Office and reporting font-related bugs to some people I know in the Belly of the Beast, and talking the issues over with some other PPT users.

One of them mentioned that PPT simply won't let us use certain fonts. I know that Office hasn't supported Type 1/PS fonts since Office 2013 was released. He's a heavyduty user of Adobe products; we're trying to nail down a few of the issues he's run into, so I'm curious to know:

- When Adobe includes fonts with its software, what format does it distribute? OTF, I'd assume, but we all know where assuming takes us.

- DOES Adobe still distribute fonts with its software?

- At one time, Adobe would install the fonts it distributed in its own private stash, not in the normal Windows \Fonts folder. Even if your system software didn't support Type1 fonts, Adobe's apps could use the Type1 fonts stored in this special folder. You could always install them from there into the normal \Fonts folder and everything would be peachy too. Does it still do something like this, or is everything strictly Windows stock standard font installs?

   
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:37 PM   #2
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Steve--

I recently drank the Koolaid and signed up for Adobe CC, albeit with reservations. Anyway, with the CC subscription, you get access to Adobe TypeKit, which gives you sync access to 369 fonts online (i.e. you go to TypeKit, choose any fonts you want to use and they're installed and synced to your computer). These are all OpenType fonts, as far as I can tell, and as I understand it, you can use them in any application (including non-Adobe ones) as long as you are running CC. I don't think any fonts are installed locally during the initial CC installation operation--at least, that's my impression: I just bought a new iMac and I see a bunch of new fonts on my system, but I *think* they came from Apple, rather than Adobe, because most of them seem to be TT fonts. I looked at some of the Adobe CC installer logs and couldn't see that any fonts had been installed.

I can't answer your third question.

   
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howard: as long as you are running CC.
"Running" as in paying your CC dues or "running" as in actively have a CC component open?


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"Running" as in paying your CC dues or "running" as in actively have a CC component open?
Both. According to Adobe's TypeKit instructions: "Synced fonts are available for offline use as long as the Creative Cloud application is running in the background. Quitting the app will make the synced fonts temporarily unavailable."

The CC app is running whenever at least one of the components (Acro, PS, AI, ID, etc.) is open.

I haven't actually tried any TypeKit fonts, as I'm already up to my eyeballs in fonts and haven't needed any, so I can't yet speak from experience.

   
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Thanks, and as to the third question, I figure that if you choose any new Adobe fonts and they become available to your other programs, then Adobe's not doing the "Secret Stash" trick with them.

   
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UGH! I figured that might be the case...




>> as I'm already up to my eyeballs in fonts

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