Font Fitting Room - Plug-ins

Plug-ins finds unactivated font names in an opened document, sends them to Font Fitting Room(FFR) v3.5 and above for activating. Once fonts become active, host software could display or handle fonts properly.
Supported software
As software plug-in development resources and predefined file name extensions are different, we apply different plug-in file accordingly. Currently we have plug-ins for the following software. More possible software supports are going to be added later.
Softwareplug-in file name
Adobe® Photoshop® 7.0, CS2, CS3,CS4,CS5,CS5.1FontActivator_ps.8li
Adobe® Illustrator® CS2, CS3,CS4,CS5,CS5.1FontActivator.aip
Adobe® Indesign® CS2FontActivator_CS2.pln
Adobe® Indesign® CS3FontActivator_CS3.pln
Adobe® Indesign® CS4FontActivator_CS4.pln
Adobe® Indesign® CS5FontActivator_CS5.zxp
Adobe® Indesign® CS5.5FontActivator_CS5.5.zxp
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows7, Windows Vista; Windows XP,Windows 2000,Windows 2003
  • 7.0, CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5, CS5.1 version of Adobe® Photoshop® software
  • CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5, CS5.5 version of Adobe® Indesign® software
  • CS2, CS3, CS4 and CS5, CS5.1 version of Adobe® Illustrator® software
  • Font Fitting Room Standard/Font Fitting Room Deluxe version 3.5 or above
Installing the Plug-in
Source file location: After installation of FFR, a 'plug_in' sub-directory containing all of the plug-in source files could be found in the FFR installation directory.
  • You can use the Font Fitting Room plug-in manager to copy plug-in file to the host software or remove from there.

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  • As an alternative, you can manually copy the plug-in file to an appropriate location as per your host application instructions.
  • To specify font search path(A must for Font Fitting Room Standard Version, optional in Deluxe version), click the menu command "Plug-In"-"Search Folder..."(see picture 1.)
How does the Plug-in work?
Step 1.The plugin would be called by the software listed above when it's opening a document or when the automate menu command is selected for the plugin;
Step 2.The plugin finds and sends unactived font name to FFR;
Step 3.(Deluxe Version) FFR search database for the font locations using received postscript name. If all fonts were found in database, skip step 4;
Step 4.FFR search in secified font folder to find font locations using received postscript name;
Step 5.FFR activated found fonts and feedback the results to plugin;
Step 6.After the process finished, the plugin display the final result, and make "OK" button available for return to host.

Let's take Adobe® Photoshop® as an example to see how it works:

  • Plug-in interface appears when a .psd file is being open with some unactivated fonts:
  • Click "OK" button when the process finished and it becomes available. The plug-in closes current document and re-open it to make activated fonts recognized by host.

Could the searching process be faster? How do I do?(Deluxe version)
FFR v3.0 build a set usage frequency counter in background. When a set or any font in it be activated manually in "Font Sets" bar/tab, the counter is increased by 1.
Database search for plug-in fonts starts from the set with higher usage frequency.
So, to make a set search first, just select the set or any font in its list, then click "activate" command in "Font Sets" bar/tab. You can deactivate them immediately after that.
December 04, 2013 new!

Font Fitting Room 3.5.4 has been released.
Check out What's New with this latest release.

November 28, 2010

MCataloguer 3.1 has been released.
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