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10.5: View font previews in the Finder Desktop
I searched this site as well as the "300 new features" on Apple.com before submitting and couldn't find this in either place. It seems kind of a "DUH!" feature, but still blew me away as one of the handiest things ever, especially for designers and font freaks.

In column view, select any font file (I tested TTF, OpenType, and both screen and printer Postscript fonts), and flip down the preview triangle to see a preview of the font in Uppercase A-Z, Lowercase A-Z, and numbers. In icon view, list view, and the small icon of column view, the font icon shows "Ag" in the corresponding font (I guess that means this is a 'Silver' medal hint. Hehe.)

Cover Flow view flips through larger "Ag" previews, and Quick Look shows a big Alphabet preview. Thanks Apple! It's the little touches like these that make me a 20-year Mac fan.

[robg adds: As expected, you can also see this in the preview icon in the Inspector/Get Info windows.]
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10.5: View font previews in the Finder
Authored by: luigi193 on Nov 26, '07 08:21:38AM

Hey Silver medal...pretty funny!



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10.5: View font previews in the Finder
Authored by: MJCube on Nov 26, '07 11:04:29AM

Excellent! I've been waiting for this for 6 years! I guess this feature is so easy to discover that they felt no need to document it, but the fact is a lot of users won't think to try it.



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10.5: View font previews in the Finder
Authored by: boredzo on Nov 26, '07 01:31:36PM

Is there a way to change it to the pangram that System 7 showed when you Got Info on a font suitcase?



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10.5: View font previews in the Finder
Authored by: UberFu on Dec 07, '07 06:44:18AM

As a long time Designer and Mac Lifer - I was doing this very thing this morning_ First noticed the Icons in List view_ Then thought to check out QuickView and CoverFlow - Wow !!

Still slow to remember CoverFlow and QuickView - but coming around_



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