I don't know what difference font management would make from design to final release file. I do know that just about all of the studio artists I work with are also using Suitcase, and have never indicated any problem either. If anything, I would think that font management demands would be greater in the layout stage than production.<br><br>Or maybe I've just led a charmed life. <br><br>
Loc: United States
Font issues (IME) don't occur when you have control of, and use, all of your *own* fonts. <br><br>However, when you're trying to wrangle umpteen different designers' files (some from out of house), make sure everything's compliant, and get everything out the door at the end of the day, you're going to run into problems now and then.<br><br>If I just sat here all day, working with only the fonts on my computer - or sharing a common library between myself and a few other designers - and worked mostly from scratch, I probably wouldn't have much use for anything beyond FontBook. <br><br>'Layout' indicates just that - *I'm* the one who determines the fonts, the colors, the styles, etc. There's no issues when I start a project myself because I know everything works on my system. But try dealing with a designer's file who still insists on working in QX4 and using a 10-year old version of Helvetica Neue Ultra Extra Black Compressed Italic that no one uses anymore, doesn't activate on your machine, and there's no modern counterpart. And when you substitute it for something close, it *still* screws up the whole layout of an entire 20-page document (converted to InDesign CS2) because the spacing doesn't match up from font to font. <br><br>This is my day sometimes. <br><br><br>
Funny, then I guess it's just moon phases and chicken bones. The Ft. Lauderdale agency I worked at last year was all over the map system-wise. Some worked in QX4, others in 6, and still others in ID. But the only font managememnt apps they used in common were Font Book and ATM. Font problems were an hourly occurance. The studio manager convinced IT to install Suitcase on every machine, and there were no more font problems from that point on. Even with outside files. Go figure.<br><br>
Loc: United States
Makes sense - if everyone's using the same font utility, everyone will be able to read and auto-activate the same fonts from system to system. The problem arises when each individual is using something different, and each application makes it's own judgment call on what font it does or doesn't want to work with. <br><br>In my fantasy world everyone I have to deal with, professionally, would use Font Agent Pro. <br><br>Strike that- in my fantasy world I wouldn't even HAVE to deal with these people, period. <br><br><br>
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