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Just found a nice way to preview all installed fonts using MS Word. You create a simple macro in word and it will then generate a file with all your fonts. You can edit the macro so that the sample of the font says what ever you like.

 

http://exde601e.blogspot.com/2009/12/view-all-installed-fonts-with-microsoft.html

 

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xpaperman, try running it a second time. It did that for me too, first time only found like 31 fonts, second time found 300 and some.

 

Jburns, I like Fontview as well, but it doesn't give you an option to save a file off that you can edit and send out to someone to pick a font they like.

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xpaperman, try running it a second time. It did that for me too, first time only found like 31 fonts, second time found 300 and some.

 

First time it found 33 fonts - second time it found 1284 fonts...

 

I still like using Printer's Apprentice for my font cataloging needs.  I am not a member of their affiliate program - I don't get any compensation for posting that link.

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Yikes! dc I almost don't feel sorry for you. I have at current count 2310 and spent enough time poking through them that I bought Find My Font to save time. Here is a screen shot of the layout from my font manager (FontAgent Pro). It works great and seamless with AI on my mac. I keep a lot of them shut off if I don't need them so that it doesn't bog the computer down. 

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I have enough fonts that none of the font programs work. The programs show the correct name but display the wrong font. Even worse is that if I attempt to add/remove a font using the program it adds/removes the wrong font. I don't have anywhere near the amount that dcbevins has either.

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+1 on findmyfont. I recently purchased the program and it has already paid for itself in time saved. I was using the whatthefont capture/upload that's built into corel draw x7 but it doesn't compare to findmyfont.

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Thanks for this thread.  I didn't know such programs were available.  I was manually going through the list in Vinyl Master to see what certain words would look like in different fonts.  A pain to say the least.  This should make life easier.  Now to decide which ones to try...

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