Font Substitutions - We realize that most people have never even heard of font substitution, let alone know what it is. Font substitution has been a major headache for the graphic arts industry for years but what can you do to prevent it?
What is Font Substitution? - Windows manages a list of substitutions, every substitution maps logical font to existing physical font.
PostScript® Printer Font Substitution - Anyone who does desktop publishing knows how critical it is to avoid font substitution in their page layouts. It is not a very well known fact that Windows PostScript printers will substitute certain TrueType® fonts by default.
dot-font: The Foibles of Font Substitution - What you see and what you get may not be what you asked for, at least when it comes to fonts. John D. Berry explores the dark side of font substitution.
Understanding Font Substitution in Word - In this two-part article, Brett Lockwood explains how font substitution occurs in Microsoft Word documents, how to check for substitution, and how to reduce or avoid problems caused by substitution.
Acrobat Tips: Fonts Can Make or Break PDFs - Acrobat's intelligent font substitution is a godsend for office documents, but it can be a nightmare in situations where font fidelity is important. If you're a graphic designer, then you need to know how to work with fonts in PDFs. PlanetPDF has the answers.
Avoiding Font Substitution - Configuring Windows® XP PostScript® Printer - Configuring a PostScript Printer to Avoid Font Substitution - Windows XP.
Avoiding Inventor DWF Font Woes - To minimize DWF file sizes, Autodesk Inventor relies on fonts being present on the DWF recipient's system. Many Autodesk DWF Viewer users in the mechanical industry also have Autodesk Inventor View. For those that do not, font substitutions are potentially possible for fonts.
Font Handling - Type 1 and True Type® fonts still present design and output problems for many users. The following outlines several methods of decreasing the possibility of encountering unexpected results when documents are sent to a service bureau for film output.
Sending Fonts to Your Service Bureau : Include The Right Fonts With Your Files - Service bureaus cite the number one problem when outputting files is the fonts. The receive files with missing fonts, corrupt fonts, or the wrong fonts. If you want to avoid delays and errors on your next project, take the extra steps to ensure that you send the right fonts with your file.
Dealing with Jumbled Fonts in Your Browser and E-mail Programs - One of the most common e-mail requests for help that I get from FontGeek.net readers is about font problems in what are normally considered non-graphic programs.
Font Fatigue: How Fonts Really Work in Mac OS X - You've heard the stories about the font boogeyman in the closet of Mac OS X, but as with all urban computer legends, most of what you hear isn't true. In this first part of a series on font management in OS X, Chuck Weger confirms some tales and dispels some falsehoods.
Avoiding AutoCAD DWF Font Woes - AutoCAD 2006 or 2007 gives the user the option of embedding none, some, or all of the True Type fonts in a DWF file. This option is specified in the DWF6 ePlot pc3 file. The option provides an AutoCAD user with a means to balance "DWF file size" against "ensuring that text appears to the DWF viewer user in the same font as it appeared in AutoCAD."
About Font Substitution for Missing East Asian Characters Applies to: Microsoft Office Publisher 2003 - The feature or some of the options described in this Help topic are only available if support for Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, or Korean is enabled through Microsoft Office Language Settings.
Font Substitution in the TNT Products (PDF) - The cross-platform nature of TNTmips makes layout and atlas designers familiar with one of the difficulties experi-enced by graphic designers from the moment graphic design was computerized—the fonts you used for the text in thelayout may not be available on another computer.
What is Font Substitution? - We realize that most people have never even heard of font substitution, let alone know what it is. Font substitution has been a major headache for the graphic arts industry for years but what can you do to prevent it?
Designing Accessible Text—Part 4: Typeface - While color and size determine the possibility of reading, typeface influences the quality of the reading experience.
Manually Specified Font Substitution (PDF) - Did you know that. . . you can specify fonts for substitution if the fontyou use for text in layouts is not found on another computer?
Specifying Font Substitution Through Initialization Files - Sometimes jobs request fonts that are neither included inline with the job nor resident on the printer. If Infoprint Manager cannot find the fonts that the job requires, the job may fail. To avoid job failure because of missing fonts, you can issue a PostScript command that substitutes a Courier font to ensure that the job prints.
Font Substitution Problems in Microsoft Word - If you exchange documents with other people you may run into problems related to font substitution. This occurs when Word, unable to find a required font, substitutes a different font, thereby altering the display and printout of the document. Different ways to approach this problem are covered in this tip.
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Free Online Font Tools - Mega List of Web Based Font, Text, & Type Tools - Graphic Design and Typography are deeply connected. For that reason, I figure that most of you are going to love these free online font and type tools. Most, if not all, of these are very useful and I recommend that you use them when you have a chance. Below you will find the huge list of free browser-based font and type tools.
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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