Objective: Never leave your design applications to find a font
One of the most exciting pieces of the Adobe auto-activation plug-ins is the Extensis Font Panel, which is available with Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
The Font Panel allows you to see real-time font previews within your designs and activate and deactivate fonts right in the document.
To access the Font Panel: go to Windows > Extensions > Extensis.
The Font Panel
To use the Font Panel:
1) Select a text layer
2) Choose a font from within the panel, and the font automatically becomes activated within the document.
Note: When you save the document with the font activated, the font will open the next time you open the document.
Create Font Digests
Font Digests are groups of fonts that you want to see in the Font Panel. You can create Digests of libraries or smart searches from your Suitcase Fusion libraries. Font Digests give you a level of automation within your workflow and make it easy to find the fonts you're looking for.
To create a Font Digest:
1) Within the Font Panel, select the " + "
2) Name your Font Digest
2) Scroll through your libraries or smart searches and add a checkmark
3) Select Done