> Hi Everyone,
> How is the ATM utility supposed to work????
> Maybe I've got it wrong?
> I thought it was supposed to take Bill's fonts (with the TT on the
> icon) and make them into Adobe (with the A on the icon) usable fonts.
> Is this correct?????
> I just reinstalled (after having to delete the entire pagemaker
> folder). Now that I have it back and running, it seems I used to have
> more fonts than I do now.
> I ended up with about 130 fonts when I open pagemaker and look at the
> available fonts.
> Is there a way to make the TT fonts ionto adobe fonts using ATM?
ATM is not designed to convert fonts in any way. It is designed only to
allow you to manage fonts, activate or de-activate fonts, group them in
sets, and examine the font characteristics.
For example, I have 3,000+ fonts installed on this computer. If I didn't use
ATM, they would all be active all the time, and I would have to scroll
through impossibly long font lists. I keep about 125 fonts active per
Fonts marked TT are not "Bill's fonts" - they are Truetype fonts. Fonts
marked "A" are not Adobe fonts, they are Adobe PostScript fonts, and have
two files associated with each font. Fonts marked "O" are OpenType fonts,
and can be used on either platform (Mac or Windows).
Programs are available to allow you to convert fonts to various formats;
however it' not good practice and may lead you to copyright violations - and
www.myfonts.com has a wealth of information about fonts, font mangaement and
font conversion programs.