Several years ago I used to be able to print off a sample of all the fonts installed in one job-lot - that is, a sample of each font was printed automatically without having to open each one. Thing is, I can't remember what I used except it was either a free or very cheap photo-editing suite now long gone!
What I am trying to do is a hard copy of the fonts so that when I use Photoshop and such like, I don't have to scroll through the hundreds of fonts trying to remember what each looks like.
This sounds very complicated, but it isn't as complicated as it sounds, first open up microsoft office word, it can be done on 2003, but I am using 2007 so these are the only instructions I can provide for the moment. Press the office button. Go to word options(bottom right). Check the box that says show developer ribbon and then OK. You will then see developer in the ribbon at the top. Click on it and go into "macros". Type in a name for it at the top, like font, then click create. This will open up Visual basic, then just copy and paste this:
On Error Resume Next
Set objWord = CreateObject("Word.Application") objWord.Visible = True Set objDoc = objWord.Documents.Add() Set objSelection = objWord.Selection objSelection.Font.Size = 12
For Each strFont in objWord.FontNames If strFont <> "Courier" Then objSelection.Font.Name = strFont objSelection.TypeText strFont & _ ": Sample" objSelection.TypeParagraph End If Next
Then you will see a small play button at the top of your screen, press this and it will make a new document listing your fonts. This script can also be customized for example, at this line:
objSelection.TypeText strFont & _ ": Sample"
You can change Sample to anuything you want. Hope this helps, tobyb