Product Watch: Too Many Fonts To Keep Track Of? Help Is On Its Way!
Adobe's Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.5 is the latest version of it's font management utility for the Macintosh. It offers Graphics professionals working on such projects as print advertisements, brochures, magazines or books easy font management from the beginning of the project to output. It is particularly useful for designers who require a mixture of different fonts for each individual project. ATM Deluxe streamlines font management leading to greater productivity.
Sheri Heriford, computer graphics specialist with Hallmark Cards, Inc., which has one of the largest in-house design departments in the world, said, "With such a large design and production community, we have to employ the most efficient digital workflow solutions possible to ensure accuracy and enhance productivity. When it comes to managing type, we rely on ATM Deluxe for just that. It allows us to focus less on resource management and more on creating compelling products for our consumers."
ATM Deluxe 4.5 allows users to create custom font sets, activate and deactivate sets and fonts to save system overhead and reduce the length of font menus, view and print font samples, and diagnose font files for time-wasting display and output problems. It includes new features such as temporary and permanent font sets to ease the production of one-off and recurring documents. The Copy Font/Set feature saves time by allowing users to quickly and easily collect fonts for output. In addition, the new Manage Duplicate Fonts feature helps eliminate printing problems by letting users scan their Known Font list for duplicates and format conflicts.
ATM Deluxe 4.5 comes bundled with Adobe Type Reunion Deluxe 2.5. ATR Deluxe shortens font menu length, groups typeface families into submenus, and shows fonts in their true face, which simplifies font selection for the user.
ATM Deluxe 4.5 MSRP: $69.95 ........ Check for lowest price
MacAddict gave the product 3 Addicts out of a possible 4 - "If you're an inveterate Adobe fan, then ATM Deluxe 4.5 is a solid font management product, but we can't recommend it over Extensis's recently released Suitcase 8"
MacNN gave it 4 stars out of a possible 5 - "If you need solid support for PostScript fonts, transparent auto-activation, and a product guaranteed to keep your font needs happy, look no further than Adobe Type Manager 4.5."
MacWorld gave it 4 mice out of a possible 5 - " Adobe Type Manager 4.5 is a must-have upgrade for current ATM users; publishing-oriented users simply depend on fonts too much not to take advantage of the program's improved stability and management abilities."
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