Font auto-activation allows you to work seamlessly and confidently with fonts in the creative applications you use everyday. It offers users the ability to automatically activate or “turn on” the exact versions of fonts used in a document when that document is opened. With auto-activation, there’s no need to manually search for, find and activate or deactivate fonts.
The difference between auto-activation in font managers
Basic font managers – like Apple’s Font Book™ — can be adequate if you work with a very limited number of fonts infrequently. If you work with professional tools like Adobe® Illustrator®, InDesign®, Photoshop®, InCopy® or QuarkXPress® – you need a professional font manager.
Suitcase Fusion™ and Universal Type Server® give a professional level of precision through the use of plug-ins and background applications, providing enhanced control that a basic font manager can’t.
Plug-in Based Auto-Activation
Auto-Activation plug-ins and XTensions for Adobe® and Quark® applications provide advanced activation features to ensure that the exact fonts used in a document are activated.
Plug-ins also provide font family-level activation and deactivation as well as the ability to pick the best match when the identical font cannot be located. Plug-in based auto-activation continues to work even if the font management application is closed.
Technology built into Suitcase Fusion called Font Sense™ provides precise font identification. This patented technology fingerprints each font as it is added to the collection. When a font is used in a document, the auto-activation plug-ins record Font Sense data in the document, so the next time the document is opened, the precise fonts necessary for that document are activated.
Full plug-in support includes Adobe CS6 and Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Seamlessly auto-activate your fonts in Adobe Creative Suite applications including InDesign®, Illustrator® and Photoshop® as well as QuarkXPress® on Windows or
Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
- Adobe InDesign® CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, and CS6
- Adobe Illustrator® CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.1 (included in CS5.5), and CS6
- Adobe Photoshop® CS4, CS5, CS5.1 (included in CS5.5), and CS6
- Adobe InCopy® CS4, CS5, CS5.5, and CS6
- QuarkXPress® 7, 8, and 9
Desktop Global Auto-Activation
Our Mac OSX font management products can automatically activate fonts for most applications, even without the use of a plug-in. With Suitcase Fusion, users can select for which applications they would like to allow to globally auto-activate fonts, extending auto-activation beyond the built-in plug-ins. By selecting which applications can activate fonts via global auto-activation, Suitcase Fusion can prevent an application from inadvertently overriding the preferred versions of fonts. While global auto-activation does not offer the same precision font activation as the plug-ins, it can be helpful when used properly.