The collections pane on the left of the main window displays all of your font libraries and other groupings, as well as the sets contained within each library.
There are seven font groups listed in the collections pane:
Team Libraries are shared among a small team or workgroup.
If you are a member of a Connect Fonts team, your libraries will appear in this group.
Personal Libraries are libraries that you create locally on one system, then sync to your other systems through Connect Fonts.
Local Libraries are libraries that you use only on your local computer, and are not shared or managed anywhere else.
Third-Party Fonts libraries include the fonts from any third-party services that sync to your desktop.
Document Tracking lists documents that you have saved using the auto-activation plug-ins or have manually selected for tracking. Learn more
System Fonts libraries contain fonts installed with your operating system. Some of these fonts are required and are indicated with a locked icon.
Smart Searches are listed in the collections pane for convenient access. Learn more
Collections pane icons
Here are the icons that you may see in the collections pane:
|Cloud with upward arrow||Team library|
|Cloud with X||Team library (offline)|
|Cloud with upward arrow||Personal library|
|Google Fonts library
|Cloud with X||Personal library (offline)|
|Solid folder||Local library|
|Folder with clock||Temporary Fonts library|
|The Adobe Fonts logo: An italicized white lowercase “f” on a dark background||Adobe Fonts library
|Application icons for Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop; Affinity Designer, Photo, and Publisher; and Sketch||Groups of documents tracked by Connect Fonts.|
|Computer screen||System fonts library|
|Folder with lock||Built-in Smart Search|
|Folder with gear||User-created Smart Search|
|Hollow folder||Font set (any library)|
|Application’s icon||Application set|
Font libraries are the basic large collections of fonts in Connect Fonts.
You may need only a single font library, but there are some reasons why you might want to create additional libraries.
Keep some new and unproven fonts out of your main workflow.
Keep fonts for different clients separated.
Keep separate libraries for platform-specific fonts and fonts shared between Mac and Windows systems.
You might use separate libraries—especially Team Libraries—for different projects or clients.
Use libraries as a way to control auto-activation, since you can activate across all libraries or specify a distinct library for plug-in activations.
To add a new library, choose File > New Library.