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I’m searching for a macro or a program to quickly visualize fonts

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Hello,
There’s something I’ve been needing for a while, but none of the solutions I found online were satisfactory… Maybe you could help me with a suggestion, if you have some experience in this regard ?

– UPDATE : the PERFECT solution has been posted in the comments, so I don’t need help anymore :)
I still leave the question I asked below, if you’re curious, but from now on, there is no need to reply to this.
Once again, my thanks to everyone who helped, I am grateful  –

Very simply, I have a shitload of fonts, and I’d like something to help me make a fast choice of the font I need for my use at a given time. It should allow me to :
– write a sentence (this is my EXAMPLE 123456789 è_é ^^;; – … you get the idea ?)
– send to my printer or to a pdf file this sentence written in ALL the available fonts, OR from a manual selection of fonts among my system fonts

Ideally, it would
– either use the default listed system fonts (on a windows environment, it would be c:\windows\fonts\)
– either use the fonts present in a manually specified subdirectory (for instance ~\downloads\fonts_packs\new_pack\ …)

To be frank, I spend days and days searching, and I never found a program allowing to make it. A macro, a program, OpenOffice, MS Office, anything would do…

Thank you VERY much if you can help with a suggestion ! :)


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14 Comments on "I’m searching for a macro or a program to quickly visualize fonts"

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player1
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don’t you have a preview in the dropdown menu(were you choose your font) in openoffice? Or is thair a need for more?

Sry 4 the bad english, blame the german school system.

player1
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or here an msoffice macro

Sub Fontliste()
Dim strBeispielText As String
Dim intSchriftGroesse As Integer
Dim varFont As Variant
On Error GoTo Fehlermeldung:
‘ strBeispielText = InputBox(“Beispieltext tippen”)
‘ intSchriftGroesse = InputBox(“Schriftgröße eingeben”)
Documents.Add
Selection.Style = ActiveDocument.Styles(“Überschrift 1”)
Selection.TypeText “Schriftenliste mit ” _
& FontNames.Count & ” Schriften”
Selection.TypeParagraph
For Each varFont In FontNames
Selection.Font.Name = “Arial”
Selection.Font.Size = 12
Selection.TypeParagraph
Selection.TypeText varFont & “:”
‘ Selection.TypeParagraph
Selection.Paragraphs.TabStops(CentimetersToPoints(7)) _
.Alignment = wdAlignTabLeft
Selection.Font.Name = varFont
‘ Selection.Font.Size = intSchriftGroesse
Selection.Font.Size = “12”
Selection.TypeText Text:=vbTab & “123-abc-ijk-LMN-äöü”
‘ Selection.TypeText Text:=vbTab & strBeispielText
‘ Selection.TypeText strBeispielText
Selection.TypeParagraph
Next varFont
Exit Sub
Fehlermeldung:
MsgBox (“Fehler aufgetreten, Eingabe wiederholen!”)
End Sub

player1
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ok sry 4 the spamming

this works perfectly for me after executing the above macro you choose you “example text” the the font sice.

player1
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me agin …….

em after making the makro I googled and “print all fonts” the first link schould do it also :- )

Lenord
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Hi Oliver,

I’m a typographer and we mostly use Mac-Software for this,
but my colleagues on PC often use Suitcase: http://www.extensis.com/fr/products/suitcasefusion2/index.jsp

It organizes and help you choose the right font. It also can display the fonts directly – you can see it on their site.

greetz

lenord

erghiez
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in linux, you can try gnome-specimen

PacMan
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You can use the program called “The Font Thing”

http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/System-Enhancements/Windows-Portable-Applications-Portable-The-Font-Thing.shtml

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This version is portable. And its only 500 KB

wondercorn
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hi, I’m a designer, I use FontExpert 2007 for my font viewer need and picking the right font for my design. Try it if you want. I hope it could help you.

ida
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try using MainType. here’s the official site for it: http://www.high-logic.com/maintype.html

The Hidden
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I second PacMan on “The Font Thing”
Original Homepage: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~scef/tft.html

It does exactly what you want it to, and more.

limited
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the one i use is amp font vieuwer, very handy!

PacMan
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Im happy that it worked for you :)