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Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

(OP)
I have suddenly lost my list of fonts from when I click on character on the control bar. When I access Type-Font they are all there but instead of having variations of font the selection regular appears several times. I updated to Acrobat Reader 9 yesterday and it seems more than coincidence that this has suddenly occurred. I have reset my preferences file and done a repair of my installation but still doesn't work. I have no problem in Photoshop CS3 that is working fine. I am using Windows Vista Business.

RE: Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

...if illustrator is really problematic when using you may also want to try removing the whole "Adobe Illustrator CS2 Settings" folder out of the "Roaming" folder (rather than just the aiprefs)...

User/AppData/Roaming/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator CS2 Settings

andrew

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RE: Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

Hi piaff1 :)

I have the same issue here.
Did you find a way to fix it?

Thanks!

RE: Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

(OP)
I haven't as yet, but I found a post where someone said that they had. What they did was to download the latest trial version of Illustrator, use it for a few days then uninstall it. When asked "Do you want to remove the pref file" say no. It retains the preferences from the latest copy and then the old copy on the PC now works correctly. I haven't tried this yet as I only found this answer a couple of days ago, but I am hoping that this will be the solution. Let me know how you get on please.

RE: Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

Using this guide, you should be able to find your preferences file. I would rename it rather than delete it. Launch AI, make a change in your preferences then quit out. Normally you can just delete the newly created prefs file and change the name of the renamed one back to the original. That way you don't loose all of your prefs and will usually fix these types of bugs.

http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/325/325613.html

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RE: Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

Thanks but I've done everything I could find on the internet without any success (I have CS2).

I've removed all the *.lst files, deleted all the preferences files, uninstalled and reinstalled Illustrator, reinstalled Adobe Acrobat. Nothing did the job.

It's driving me nut :(
 

RE: Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

Personally I've never had a font preview from app control bar but can easily toggle previews from Type->Font and the Character panel drop down via the Type section in preferences.

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"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -Einstein

RE: Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

Yeah but it's a real pain in the ass when you have lots of fonts and need to use a font that is located right at the bottom of the list. Takes years! That's not what I call productivity.

RE: Illustrator CS2 font list has disappeared from control bar box

In all font drop down menu's you can use your mouse wheel to scroll through them a bit faster. I do however think Adobe could improve on a number of things including a better way to present loaded fonts.

A couple of tips on speeding things up.
1) If you know the name of the font, you can just start typing it after inserting your cursor into the name field.

2) I wrote a FAQ on managing fonts a long time ago but it might still be helpful. http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=1989

The idea to have as few fonts loaded at any one time as possible.

3) You can create Character Styles (WIndow->Type->Character Styles) which make it easy to apply frequently used fonts.

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