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Leopard: Check Out Fonts with Quick Look

TMO Quick Tip - Leopard: Check Out Fonts with Quick Look

by , 9:00 AM EDT, April 28th, 2008

Quick Look is a great addition to Mac OS X 10.5 because it lets you view file without having to launch any applications, or without even having to install the application that created the document. That features works with other items on your hard drive, too, including fonts.

To preview a font, just select it and tap the Space bar. Just like any other document Quick Look recognizes you'll see a preview, but in this case you'll see a sample of the font instead of the contents of a document.


Quick Look previews fonts, too.

You don't need to load the font for use in applications to take advantage of Quick Look's font preview, so this is an easy way to check out a font before adding it to your system.


Jeff Gamet is TMO's Morning Editor and Reviews Editor. He lectures, teaches and speaks on Mac OS X and design-related topics, and is the author of The Designer's Guide to Mac OS X from Peachpit Press.

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