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Buyer’s Guide: Can I install EOT or WOFF on my computer?

When you’re searching for fonts on FontShop, sometimes you’ll see webfonts in your search results. For example, if you search for “FF DIN” only, “FF DIN Web” may come up down the list, too:

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Keep in mind that desktop fonts and webfonts are not the same! Desktop licensing and web licensing are completely separate, so if you’re planning on using something like FF DIN for a big project that includes print materials and a shiny new website, you’ll need to license both the desktop version (OpenType or TrueType format) and the web version (EOT and WOFF formats).

buyersguide-eotwoffIf you have only purchased a webfont, you will not be able to install the webfonts on your computer. Webfont formats — EOT and WOFF — cannot be installed on Macs or PCs. A webfont will not work in desktop programs like InDesign or Microsoft Word.

If you need a version to install on your computer for mockups or wireframes (in Photoshop or Illustrator, for example), you can use our Plugin to test out fonts in Adobe® Creative Suite® — it’s free and easy to use!

Buyer’s Guide: What is the FontShop Plugin?

The FontShop Plugin lets you preview 150,000+ fonts in popular Adobe® Creative Suite® programs for free!

 

We know you’ll fall in love with it.

So download the free FontShop Plugin today and start tagging fonts to create preview layers!

Five Things You’ll Love About the FontShop Plugin

You know the free FontShop Plugin allows you to preview almost all of our 150k+ fonts right in your Adobe® Creative Suite® documents, but here’s five of its features you can use to maximize your experience.

  1. Search by font name, designer or foundry.
  2. Try up to 12 different fonts in a single document.
  3. Apply filters and effects to your type samples.
  4. Click the heart icon to easily find your favorites later and add your own tags to sort them further.
  5. Buy right from the plugin. Click the download button to access purchase options at FontShop.com once you’re ready to take your relationship further!

With FontShop Plugin for Adobe InDesign You Can Now Try 150,000 Fonts in Creative Suite

With the addition of Adobe® InDesign® support, the FontShop Plugin now works in all of the most popular Adobe® Creative Suite® programs. At FontShop, we believe that at the heart of great graphic design is great typography. So in thinking how to get more and better type into the hands of great designers everywhere, we came up with a way to let them test out new typefaces from inside a familiar workflow.

Choose from the majority of the 150,000 fonts we carry (new fonts arriving weekly) directly from Adobe® Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and now InDesign. Use the FontShop Plugin to create comps, mockups, or to otherwise put type through its paces, free. After giving them a try, the plugin makes it easy to buy just what you need.

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Buyer’s Guide: Trying fonts with the FontShop Plugin

If you haven’t already downloaded our FontShop Plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, you’re missing out! Free and easy to use, you can preview any font available on FontShop as long as you have Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator CS5 or above.


When downloading the Plugin, a .zxp file will be downloaded that contains the Plugin for both Photoshop and Illustrator — if you only have one of these programs, you won’t be able to download a separate plugin for either program. Instead, the .zxp file opens up Adobe Extension Manager, which will automatically detect whether you have Photoshop, Illustrator, or both. Don’t worry if you have Photoshop but not Illustrator or vice versa — you’ll still be able to install the Plugin even if you only have one of these programs on your computer.

If you have any questions on how to install or use the Plugin, you can read more about it on the FontShop Plugin page. Don’t forget that our Plugin is still in its beta stage, so if you encounter any issues or have any feedback, please let us know!

While the FontShop Plugin is great for testing out desktop fonts before buying, if you’re looking to test a webfont by FontFont, you can go to FontFonter to try select Web FontFonts on any website.

DIY Fontlympics

Hopefully you’ve been enjoying our 2012 Fontlympics. With the event soon coming to a close (at least until the 2014 Winter Fontlympics, when Baseline FontsMegaflakes start falling), we wanted to point out some free assets and tools to help you build your own Fontlympics at home and on a budget.

First, don’t miss out on downloading Virus FontsJonathan Barnbrook’s Olympukes 2012 edition from our free fonts page. Read the interview with Barnbrook on The FontFeed, then build your own subversive competitions.

Next up, if you’re looking for an angular typeface on a budget for the background signage of your at-home games, try out Max Kisman’s FF Jacque from FontFont, a free download on FontShop.com.

Finally, try testing out how other typefaces will fit into your games before you buy with the FontShop Plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. See how over 150,000 fonts look in your mockups with this free tool.

Get inspiration for your events from our blog posts, recent newsletters, Pinterest board and Twitter hashtag #fontlympics. We’d love to hear how your competitions turn out! Let us know in the comments.

FontShop Plugin Now for Adobe Illustrator

In April we rolled out our free Fontshop Plugin, which allowed you try any of the 150,000+ fonts in our library within the context of your own artwork in Adobe Photoshop (CS5, CS5.5 and CS6) for free. We heard you loud and clear and are happy to announce that the plugin now supports Adobe Illustrator (CS5  and CS6) as well. This is a great new way to find the perfect typographic fit for your project.

Features:

  • Preview fonts in your document
  • Search by name, designer or foundry
  • Collect and tag favorite fonts

Get the plugin from our website at FontShop.com/plugin. If you’ve already got the previous version of FontShop plugin for Photoshop, be sure to uninstall it first through Adobe Extension Manager, then install the latest one. The new one works in both Photoshop and Illustrator.

The plugin page includes step-by-step instructions and FAQs on how to use this handy tool. If you have additional questions, we also have a help page on FontShop that should assist you. The plugin is still in beta, so please feel free to leave your feedback for our developers.

Have you used the plugin? What do you think?

 

Plug In to the PlugIn for a Chance to Win the FontBook App

Recently we told you about our new FontShop Plugin for Adobe Photoshop CS5 and even gave you some great tips.

Thanks for all those who’ve shared their experiences with us so far. We want to hear more. Have you used the plugin to help you select just the right font for a project? Did you discover a typeface you hadn’t even known existed? How has the tool made your design flow easier? Submit your story here by 11:59 PM (PDT) on Monday, April 30 and we’ll select our favorites to win a free download of the FontBook app for iPad.

Buyer’s Guide: FontShop Plugin Gems

Did you download the FontShop Plugin yet? Well here are some tips to help you use it in Adobe Photoshop CS5. I’ll go over two features to assist you in finding similar fonts and how you can use tags to help you compare typefaces in a single document.

First choose a typeface, for this example I’ve picked FF Tisa OT Bold Italic. Then click on the find similar icon which is highlighted in the image below.

You should get a list of similar fonts.

Add tags to the typefaces that you want to try out. If you want to string a few words together then use an underscore instead of spaces like in my example.

I know it’s hard to choose just one, but tagging multiples is as easy as clicking a few buttons.

Now you have a mini collection of similar fonts tagged in your Favorites section.

Once you’re ready to use the fonts then you can click on the tag and you’ll see a list that you can use to create multiple preview layers within a single document.

Please note that every time you create a preview, the visible text layer is turned off. So just turn on the text layer you want on to create a new preview layer. All preview layers are labeled with the name of the typeface that is being rendered.

Wasn’t that super easy? This plugin is amazing!

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