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Thursday, April 7, 2016

How to Organize Your Fonts for EASY Use


This morning I was downloading yet another set of fun fonts when I happened upon the most amazing thing.  I found a way to organize my fonts so I don't have to scroll down that long list hoping to find the one I "might" want.  It may have been that second cup of coffee or the prayer I said about wanting to save time.  Either way or a combination of both, here is what I found! 

Step 1: Go to your launchpad. 


Step 2: In the search bar type in "font." This will bring up your Font Book.  



Step 3: Click on user and this will bring up the fonts you have added to your computer.


Step 4: Drag the font that you use the most into your collection folders. You can customize these by clicking the + sign and adding new folders. I did one for blog posts and a favorites folder.  I also put my favorite easy to read fonts in the traditional folder. These are the ones I use for products and fun activities for my preschoolers learning to read. 



Optional Step 5: Delete any fonts you don't use. Click the font name and then click delete. This will bring up a pop up box. Just click remove. Unfortunately you cannot delete all of those unused fonts that came with your computer. 


Step 6: Open the project you are working on and highlight the font or just click the font. Hover over the drop down arrow. This will bring up your font list. The first option is font collections. Hover over the arrow beside this option and it will bring up all of the folders you just created. 


Step 7: Click the font you want to use. Easy peasy!


These directions are for a Mac. Off to research if a PC is similar!  

Happy Creating! 
Jessica  



4 comments:

  1. Thanks! This is so helpful, I generally stick to my favourites but I've been so annoyed by that long list of fonts to scroll through. Exactly what I was looking for!
    Rachel
    (www.poetprints.ca)

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    1. So glad it was helpful. I had been wanting to find something like this for a while and when I finally learned I had to share:)

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  2. Guess what I woke up early to do this morning! Organize my fonts! I now have a library for bubble fonts, bunting fonts, cursive, etc. Thanks so much Jessica! Love this!!!

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    1. Yea! I am going to have to use some of those categories!

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