Type 1 font support?

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Type 1 font support?

Postby Nita Beck on Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:53 am

Forgive me if I am about to ask a naive question...

So I'm taking a serious look at (finally) using Capture for screen images with callouts. For one client, I write user manuals that are printed on an honest-to-goodness-printing-press and shipped with the shrink-wrapped software. For branding purposes, I am required to use their corporate serif and sans serif fonts, which are Type 1 fonts.

In playing around with callouts in Capture 3, I see that none of my installed Type 1 fonts appear on the list of fonts. Should I assume that Capture doesn't support Type 1 fonts? If so, bummer... (at least for this client's work).

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Re: Type 1 font support?

Postby Richard Ferrell on Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:57 am

Capture pulls its font list from the Windows Font directory, and if its not displayed in Capture then its not possible for Capture to use the font.
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Re: Type 1 font support?

Postby Nita Beck on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:16 am

I've got a number of Type 1 fonts installed in the Windows Fonts folder on my XP laptop and my Vista desktop computer. Word can find them, PowerPoint can find them. Capture can't find them, and I just confirmed that Flare can't either.

So is this a bug, or am I not understanding something, or does Capture (and Flare, et al) not support Type 1 fonts?
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Re: Type 1 font support?

Postby Richard Ferrell on Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:19 am

Not at this time, Great feature suggestion
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Re: Type 1 font support?

Postby KevinDAmery on Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:00 am

While you're writing up your feature addition, Rick, you should prolly add OTF fonts as well (since they're getting more common these days).
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