The Bottom Line
If your font management needs are minimal and you work with both TrueType and Type 1 fonts, this version is worth considering. Not an essential upgrade but the font grouping feature is worthwhile.
- Supports Type 1, OpenType, and TrueType fonts
- Group fonts into sets
- Easy to use
- Lack of customization for font sample sheets
- Limited functionality of some features
- Install, uninstall, and manage Type 1, OpenType, and TrueType fonts
- Group, activate, deactivate, and export font sets
- Preview and print font samples for active or inactive fonts
- Create Multiple Master font instances
- Font substitution of missing fonts to preserve line breaks and general document appearance
- Smoother on-screen viewing of Type 1 fonts
- Includes 15 Adobe fonts, Acrobat Reader, ATM Pocket Guide, and Adobe PS Printer Driver
Guide Review - Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.1 for Windows
Being able to manage all my fonts in a single program and create font sets were what drew me to ATM 4.1. Font installation and font set creation is a click or two or a simple drag-n-drop operation. Previews and sample sheet customization is limited to a single line of sample text making them less useful than they could be.
If you open a document that needs a font that isn't activated, ATM activates it. If a needed font is missing, ATM creates a substitution. Unfortunately, implementation of automatic font activation and font substitution is too limited to be a major consideration.
Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.1 is a good, basic font management tool for Windows users but hardly "Deluxe."