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InDesign Wonkiness
Authored by: pxlated on Sep 22, '05 10:26:09AM

In InDesign, it finds a missing font and applies it but then it keeps reverting to the non-found font indication then back to found. Just keeps cycling through that rotation.
Other than that, I like it.



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So Far...
Authored by: dslipp on Sep 22, '05 10:52:23AM

I'm just installing/setting it up now. I've got over 8,000 fonts in my collection that I've been managing with FontAgent Pro, and it has taken over twenty minutes to import them so far. One warning - quit any other applications when you're doing your first import, otherwise they'll crash. (At least all of my open apps did...)

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Dave



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...So Good
Authored by: dslipp on Sep 22, '05 11:04:34AM

It finished importing everything after 26 minutes. It seemed to hang for a few minutes while installing the plug-ins, then snapped to life.

First impression - it is certainly faster than FMP. A very iTunes-like interface, right down to the store section. I'm guessing that Linotype wants to be ITMS of fonts.

Gotta play in some apps.

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Dave



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...Except...
Authored by: dslipp on Sep 22, '05 11:42:46AM

I just encountered the same thing in InDesign. It tries and fails to activate missing fonts, then recycles. Each cycle takes two minutes to time out so it's a real pain. I found that quitting FEX in mid-cycle breaks the cycle and allows you to escape.

For a pre-release, it shows promise, but I've got to agree with Jonathon - it isn't quite ready for production use.

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Dave



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InDesign Wonkiness
Authored by: arloguthrie on Sep 22, '05 10:54:19AM

I had the same trouble with InDesign. I hope they're working on that. At the very least, I'm able to activate fonts without having to restart InDesign or (when factors beyond my control force me to use it) Quark, and I don't have to install bloated crapware like Suitcase. I've been using this software for about two weeks, and I'm hooked on it. (No, I don't work for Linotype.)



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