View Full Version : Question: font preview in Adobe software with Mac

12-19-2004, 05:32 PM
Hi, I recently got a Mac and am still getting it all figured out. I'm hoping someone can help me with this - google searches haven't. When I'm using Adobe software, like Photoshop, there is no preview of the different fonts. If I want to see what the font looks like, I actually need to make the change first - and that can be time consuming with tons of fonts and a poor memory.

In Word, though, there is a preview pane for the fonts. Is there any way to get this kind of preview within Photoshop and other Adobe applications?


12-21-2004, 07:46 PM

I don't think Photoshop has a font preview option. Illustrator does:

With Illustrator open, go up to the menu bar, Illustrator>Preferences>Type and Auto Tracing and check the box to the left of the Font Preview Size option. (hilighted in yellow)


As for Acrobat and the like, don't now enough about them to tell you why Adobe doesn't offer the preview options.

Mac OSX.3 does have Font Book, a font management application, which does give you a preview of any font you've loaded there.

When I need to see what a font looks like, I just go to my app dock, open Font Book and browse to my heart's content! :wave: