Suitcase Extensis question - Having trouble exporting fonts.

blkkkkk's picture

Okay so I have on my Macbook Pro Suitcase Extensis and my fonts are organized - say - by Designer.
The folders are labeled with designer name first - then the name of the font.
I have a new Macbook with Suitcase and I'd like to take my entire font library and put in on this computer the same way.
The problem is when I click and drag these folders they all lose their folder name and are put into one folder "collected fonts"....The font name becomes the name of the folder and not the Designer - font name as shown.
I have also tried using the export feature and can't seem to figure this out.
How can I get these labeled folders onto my new macbook without losing my labels?
thanks.

Thomas Phinney's picture

If I'm seeing what you've done right, it looks like you've renamed every single family with custom names (which you are calling "folders" but are intended to be family names).

That's an unusual thing to do with the Suitcase Fusion ability to rename families, renaming all of them. I'd go so far as to say it's not something that was seriously thought about when developing the product. Offhand, I'm not coming up with any easy way to preserve this. You might want to contact Extensis tech support, but the one TS fellow I asked about this couldn't think of anything.

Regards,

T

(Extensis guy)

blkkkkk's picture

crapola. so you use extensis eh? mind if i see how you organize your files? do you do designer names? i like having designer names because it's easy to flip to my favorite designers - sometimes the foundry is different and there is no "tab" for designers...

Thomas Phinney's picture

BTW, all this could have been done with sets, or perhaps by using keywords. It was the use of the family renaming capability that isn't working out very well with migrating to another system.

I do think it would be a Very Good Thing for Suitcase Fusion to be able to preserve customized family names in the migration. It's just that in normal usage, there aren't a zillion of them, so it's not a huge problem.

Regards,

T

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