So Adobe Creative Cloud has launched Typekit and I've set it up and selected a couple of fonts to sync to my desktop as a test. The fonts are listed in the Synced list within the CC desktop app, which means they should appear in the font menus for all of my CC apps, Word, etc. But they're not there. I've sent an email to the Adobe CC support team, but I'm wondering if anyone else here has encountered the same problem?
Yeah, the question is, if whomever I'm sending a collected file to isn't also on the Cloud, will that be a problem? Will have to test that soon. That said, I'd probably be using those fonts more for headlines than for text, so I'd just CTO anyway.
BTW, I'm satisfied enough with CC at this point that I've uninstalled CS6 on both Macs, and am selling it with a Transfer of License.
I deliver a/b half my pre-press files as press-quality PDFs anyway. But more complex projects tend to be more effectively managed as native files. I give it a few more months before most commercial printers have migrated to CC, and then it'll be bidness as yoozshul again..
Yes, you can make them "visible" with a utility like Onyx (or dozens of other utilities available). The font is named oddly, a bunch of numbers. But it's there, and you can copy it to a disc/drive or FTP/email it just like any other font.
When you do a collect for output on the ID file that uses a Typekit font, you just browse in the collected fonts folder and it/they will be in there.
The situation sucks, but on the other hand, fonts are supposed to be licensed by each users except for those outputting the file for print. If they made it easy, you'd have everyone downloading the entire collection and sharing it everywhere.
It won't be a problem for long, as I suspect nearly all professional Adobe users will have switched to CC within the next 2 to 3 years - by then, CS6 likely won't run on the latest Macs. That, and they'll realized the GIMP, DrawIt and Apple Pages/Quark XPress aren't viable alternatives for a pro user.
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