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Tony Lengyel
Fonts NOT previewing? Probably an oh-@!^@!* thing but I am stumped.
on Aug 25, 2016 at 7:56:12 pm

Playing with Ae now for a bit and I swear my fonts used to be previewed as I scroll through them now they seem to be just the standard windows font selector with name only.

Is there a switch my sausage fingers hit by accident and now my primate brain is stumped to figure how to turn them back on? Maybe it never was on in the first place... as I dabble in a bunch of programs you know good at many master of none theory...

Thanks for making me not go crazy here.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Fonts NOT previewing? Probably an oh-@!^@!* thing but I am stumped.
on Aug 25, 2016 at 11:32:49 pm

Photoshop and Illustrator can preview fonts as they ought to look right in the appropriate font panes in the applications.

AE can't -- you have to:
  • make a text layer
  • type some text
  • highlight the layer
  • go to the Character pane
  • click in the font name area
  • use the cursor up-down keys to change the font

....and the font appears in the highlighted text layer.

Yeah, it's a pain, but it works... admittedly not well.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Tony Lengyel
Re: Fonts NOT previewing? Probably an oh-@!^@!* thing but I am stumped.
on Aug 26, 2016 at 9:11:05 pm

Thanks Dave you rock as usual. Have a wonderful weekend.


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