Within each library, you can group fonts into “sets” for specific clients, jobs, applications, templates, or whatever organizational purpose you require. An ad agency, for example, might create sets for client names or job numbers, while a magazine publisher might create sets for each article.
Sets are shown in the collections pane. A set is subordinate to its parent library.
A font set is similar to a playlist in a digital music player: the set is a list of fonts contained in the library, so adding fonts to a set or removing fonts from a set doesn’t change the library. (If you drag a font from the desktop directly into a set, the font is added to the set’s parent library first, then added to the set list.)
You can create as many sets as you need, place sets within other sets, and place the same font in more than one set.
Once fonts are in a set, you can manipulate the fonts as one unit. For example, you can activate all the fonts, deactivate all the fonts, or collect all the fonts for delivery to a service bureau.
To create a new set, choose File > New Set and type a name for the set.
To add fonts to a set, select fonts and drag them to the set in the collections pane.
This adds them to both the library and the set at the same time.
To create a new set from selected fonts, select fonts in the Fonts pane, then choose File > New Set from Selection.
To create a new set from a folder of fonts, drag the folder to a library or set in the collections pane.
The fonts are added to your library and to a new set with the same name as the folder.
To remove fonts from a set, click the set, select the fonts to remove, then choose Edit > Delete From Set.
NOTE - Removing fonts from a set does not remove them from the library.
To rename a set, double-click the set name and type a new name.
To move fonts from one set to another, select the fonts in the first set and drag them to the second.
To copy fonts from one set to another, select the fonts in the first set, hold down the OPTION key (Mac) or ALT key (Windows) and drag the fonts to the second set.
To copy a set from one library to another, drag the set from the first library to the second library.
Fonts are copied to the second library, and the original set is not changed.
To delete a set, select the set and choose Edit > Delete Set.
Deleting a set does not remove fonts in the set from the library.
An application set is a set of fonts that will be activated temporarily when you launch an application.
To create an application set, choose File > New Application Set, then select the desired application.
The application set displays using the application’s icon in the collections pane.