organizing fonts on your Mac

January 11, 2014

organizing fonts on your Mac

January 11, 2014

Hello dear friends!! I hope you have been having a very happy 2014 so far! 
I’m sure many of you know how to organize your fonts on your Mac but, just in case, I wanted to share this very easy technique.
Because, if you’re anything like me, you have quite the font collection. Like at least a zillion, right? And that means you might find yourself scrolling endlessly through a list to get just the font I’m looking for. 
Well, on a Mac, there is a quick way to sort these fonts into folders!
Just head into your Applications and find Font Book:

Once you open Font Book, you will see a list of all your fonts, along with some folders that are already there (like Fixed Width and Traditional on mine):

To create a customized folder, click on the + sign at the bottom, left-hand part of the Font Book:

Then just type the name you would like for the folder:

(favorite fonts is my newest category, since I go through those phases where I use the same group of fonts for awhile)
Then, you can click and drag any font from the font list to your new folder:
  

The font can even be stored in multiple folders. For instance, I have this particular font stored in my Favorite Fonts folders, as well as in the KG Fonts folder where I keep all of my Kimberly Geswein fonts (❤ ❤ ❤):
Now when I design in Powerpoint, I can go to Font Collections, select the folder I need, and jump to that font quickly:
And that’s that! I hope this was of help if you didn’t know about this before…I would love to hear how it works out if you are organizing your fonts for the first time! 
I have 468 fonts right now, and that’s after cleaning out of ton of old ones! How many fonts do you have? 🙂

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