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How To Use Font Collections Within Affinity Designer

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I am using Designer on a Mac. I would like to be able to see font collections with Designer. I create collections in Font Book, the Mac OS font manager. I would like to see these collections in Affinity when I add or edit text. Currently, I only see a list of fonts, with the option to view recents/favorites/used.

How do I see a list of font collections from WITHIN Designer (and other affinity apps) on the Desktop versions? Or is there another way to organize and quickly access font collections with affinity apps?

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Use the Character panel (View > Studio > Character) the first dropdown menu should be titles All Font, click this the collections from FontBook should be available.

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10 hours ago, Lee D said:

Use the Character panel (View > Studio > Character) the first dropdown menu should be titles All Font, click this the collections from FontBook should be available.

One thing to keep in mind about using Font Book with Affinity's Character panel is (at least in my experience) you should not name any of your Font Book collections "Favorites" because that conflicts with the Affinity "Favorites" collection & that results in fonts from the wrong Font Book collection being shown when you select one from the dropdown menu & makes the "Missing Fonts" item inaccessible.


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On 8/20/2019 at 5:34 AM, Lee D said:

Use the Character panel (View > Studio > Character) the first dropdown menu should be titles All Font, click this the collections from FontBook should be available.

After 5 years of using AD and I didn't know that.  I guess I never explored that menu or forgot about it.  Thanks Lee that will sure help make it easier.


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Posted (edited)

< FIXED> (see below)

 

My fonts are not updating in any of the 3 apps. I can see full collections in all other Mac apps (Word, Excel, Motion 5, FCPX) but in Affinity apps they are VERY incomplete.

I read about this being a bug after 1.7. Is there a fix for this yet?

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Fixed it! I had a collection called "Favorites". When I renamed it to "My Favorites" and then re-launched Designer, it was fixed!

 

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