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Suitcase Fusion 3 for Macintosh
Release Notes

Current version: 14.2.1

For System Requirements, please click here.

Plug-ins: Supported Applications

Suitcase Fusion 3 includes auto-activation plug-in support for the following applications:

  • Adobe Illustrator CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.1 (included in Creative Suite 5.5)
  • Adobe InDesign CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS5.1 (included in Creative Suite 5.5)
    The Photoshop CS5 and CS5.1 plug-ins for Suitcase Fusion 3 v14.1 and later include the Extensis Font Panel.
  • QuarkXPress 7, 8, 9

What’s new in Suitcase Fusion 3

What’s new in 14.2.1

This release addresses an issue where design applications that had open documents with auto-activated fonts would lock up if the computer went to sleep.

What’s new in 14.2.0

Google Web Font Library

Suitcase Fusion 3 and the Extensis Font Panel in Photoshop now give you access to the expanding library of Google Web Fonts.

What’s new in 14.1.1

This release includes important bug fixes.

What’s new in 14.1

The Extensis Font Panel

The Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS5.1 plug-in include the Extensis Font Panel. This panel allows you to use certain WebINK fonts for web design comps and prototypes that you create within Photoshop. For licensing details, see the WebINK Terms of Service.

QuarkXPress plug-in updated for QuarkXPress 9

Font Management Core Preferences

You can now access the Font Management Core preferences from within the Suitcase Fusion 3 Preferences dialog. There is no separate System Preference Panel.

What’s new in 14.0.6

OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility

Plug-ins updated for recent software updates

The auto-activation plug-ins have been updated to support Adobe Creative Suite 5.5. (Supported applications in Creative Suite 5.5 are Illustrator CS5.1, InDesign CS5.5, and Photoshop CS5.1.)

What’s new in 14.0.5

Adding fonts to sets

When you have a set selected, the Add menu item on the File menu reads “Add Fonts to Set,” and choosing it allows you to browse for fonts on disk and add them directly to the set. (They will also be added to the set’s parent library.) In addition, you can right-click on a set and choose “Add Fonts to Set” from the shortcut menu.

WebINK keywords

You can now add keywords to WebINK fonts. The keywords are saved locally, and so will be available to all your WebINK accounts.

Interface improvements

We have made a number of minor changes to make the Suitcase Fusion 3 user interface look and function more naturally.

What’s new in 14.0.3

Auto-activation Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop has increasingly added significant new features for working with type. Now you can use Suitcase Fusion 3 to automatically activate fonts for Photoshop CS4 and CS5.

What’s new in 14.0


The WebINK font rental service is the cost-effective way to implement typographic distinctiveness on your websites. Browse the massive WebINK Library, test fonts on your existing sites or those in development, then add new fonts to your site with simple changes to your CSS. WebINK handles the font licensing, hosting, and provides the correct format to each visitor, freeing you to concentrate on web design.

Application Sets

Use Application Sets to extend auto-activation to any program. Create an Application Set for a specific program, add fonts, and whenever you start that program, that set of fonts will be automatically activated.


Show me more fonts like this. QuickMatch finds fonts in your local libraries or the WebINK Library that are visually similar to another font, and shows you samples of the closest matches.

Auto-activation Plug-ins for Adobe Creative Suite 5

Suitcase Fusion 3 includes auto-activation plug-ins for Illustrator CS5 and InDesign CS5.

Font Snapshots

Quickly drag a snapshot of a font preview to the desktop as an image file.

Font Cache Cleaner

Applications that use fonts extensively gain a speed advantage by storing information about fonts that you use. When one of these font caches becomes corrupt, it can dramatically reduce the performance of your applications or your computer. Suitcase Fusion 3 knows about the caches used by your operating system and major design and office applications, and can clean them out on your command.

Fixed Issues

Fixed in 14.2.1

  • Fixed a bug where design applications that had open documents with auto-activated fonts would lock up if the computer went to sleep. [ID 43117, TS1149]

Fixed in 14.2.0

  • Fixed a bug where an auto-activation plug-in would sometimes report a font as missing if it existed in both your local library and the WebINK library. [ID 39820]
  • Fixed an issue where scrolling the Extensis Font Panel would sometimes scroll the Photoshop document. [ID 42120]
  • Fixed an issue with crash reporting under OS X 10.7 Lion. Suitcase Fusion 3 can send crash reports directly to Extensis. [ID 42160]
  • The Attributes panel is now resizable. [ID 42217, TS 1122]
  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where deactivating a temporary font did not display the correct icon, making it appear as though the font was added permanently. [ID 42357]

Fixed in 14.1.1

  • Fixed an issue where saving an InDesign CS5.5 document that had FontSense enabled and included activated fonts also saved FontSense metadata to any placed Photoshop or TIFF files. [ID 41886, TS 1141]
  • Fixed an issue where sets created in a font library while connected to WebINK would disappear when you disconnect from WebINK, then reappear when you reconnect. [ID 42369]
  • Fixed an issue where exporting a set could cause Suitcase Fusion 3 to crash. [ID TS 1143]

Fixed in 14.1.0

  • Fixed an issue where the Preview pane and Font List were not always updated immediately after creating a new set from selected fonts. [ID 41849]

Fixed in 14.0.5

  • When you create a smart set by clicking the Save button in the Find panel, the default name is immediately placed into edit mode. [ID 35524]
  • Added Web Preview to the View menu. [ID 39480]
  • If you perform a QuickMatch while Suitcase Fusion is indexing fonts, it will perform the match again when indexing is complete. [ID 39515]
  • Fixed an issue where some fonts that have a space in their names were not activated by the auto-activation plug-ins. [ID 40158]
  • Fixed an error where you couldn’t drag fonts from a smart set to a static set. [ID 40159]
  • Fixed an issue where Photoshop would truncate .PSB files (larger than 4GB) when the auto-activation plug-in was active. [ID 40506]

Fixed in 14.0.4

  • Fixed an issue where the Photoshop CS5 plug-in would not load on Mac OS X v10.5 under some circumstances.