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Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.1 for Windows

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Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.1 for Windows

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.
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  • 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."
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