Connect Fonts will update existing font vaults created in Suitcase Fusion 7 (app version 18.x) and later. Sometimes, an older font vault won't update properly: it may have been updated through many older versions of Suitcase Fusion, or it may be damaged.
If you are migrating from an older computer with Suitcase to a newer computer where you will be installing Connect Fonts, you will want to follow these sections, as applicable:
- Upgrading from Suitcase Fusion 7 - v21: Using the Cloud
- Upgrading from Suitcase Fusion 6 and earlier: Collecting and Extracting Fonts Manually
Then install Connect Fonts on the new machine and log in.
- If at all possible, do not migrate an old installation of Suitcase to a new computer. Or if this cannot be helped, you will want to uninstall Suitcase Fusion before installing Connect Fonts. Preserve the vault.
Below are some preferred methods for avoiding problems when upgrading to Connect Fonts from an older version of Suitcase Fusion:
Upgrading from Suitcase Fusion 7 - v21: Using the Cloud
SF7 introduced personal and shared cloud libraries for standalone and Suitcase TeamSync users. Cloud libraries were called "TypeSync" until Suitcase Fusion v22.
Note: You must convert your local libraries to cloud libraries before installing the Connect Fonts desktop application. For more information, see Move Local Libraries to the Cloud in Connect Fonts.
When you convert your local libraries to cloud libraries, Suitcase Fusion copies your fonts and set information to the Extensis servers; when you log in on another computer, Suitcase Fusion and the Connect Fonts desktop application download your cloud libraries automatically. Cloud libraries work across versions of Suitcase Fusion and Connect Fonts so you can use it to create a new font vault.
- Open Suitcase Fusion
- Select the local libraries that you want to move to the cloud
- Choose File > TypeSync > Enable TypeSync (SF v21, SF9 and SF8) or File > TypeSync > Enable Library Sync (SF7)
Suitcase Fusion converts the library into a cloud library and uploads the contents, while retaining local copies of the fonts in your Font Vault. If you have more than one local library, you must convert them each individually.
Upgrading from Suitcase Fusion 6 and earlier: Collecting and Extracting Fonts Manually
For detailed instructions on extracting your fonts manually from a Suitcase Fusion font vault, refer to this article: Collecting / Extracting Fonts from the Font Vault. This applies to all versions of Suitcase Fusion or Connect Fonts, and can be helpful if you're using a legacy version that no longer opens or isn't compatible with your current operating system.
Next, Uninstall Suitcase:
Once you've finished preparing for the upgrade, you can remove the old version of Suitcase Fusion if you are upgrading on the same machine. It's best to uninstall Suitcase Fusion before installing Connect Fonts, but only after you've ensured your fonts and sets are collected out or have been stored to the cloud. For more information, go to Uninstalling Suitcase Fusion.
You may need an uninstaller for older versions of Suitcase Fusion:
|Uninstaller compatible with:|
|macOS 10.13 - 10.15|
|macOS 10.12 - 10.15|
|macOS 10.11 - 10.13|
|macOS 10.10 - 10.13|
|Suitcase Fusion 6 (v17) uninstaller||Mac OS X 10.9 and earlier|
- NOTE: If uninstalling a version of Suitcase Fusion from a version of macOS that is later than listed as compatible, try using the latest version that you can.
Once the Suitcase Fusion has been removed, you can safely install the Connect Fonts desktop application.
Finally, Install the Connect Fonts desktop application
Connect Fonts will re-create any cloud libraries when you log in to the new version.
Installers for Connect Fonts:
If needed, import your fonts previously collected out of Suitcase Fusion
Add fonts to Connect Fonts by dragging your Collected Fonts folder(s) onto your desired Font Library (Local, or Personal Cloud)
If you previously collected font sets for output, you can import those folder in as well.
Once fonts have been re-added into Connect Fonts, you can remove or rename the "Collected Fonts" set as needed.
Sets that were previously collected for output will retain the same set name as specified by the folder they were collected to out of Suitcase Fusion.