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Views

Views panel

The views panel provides single-click access to a selection of fonts based on their font properties.

Predefined views

MainType comes with several predefined views:

Active Fonts

List of fonts currently installed and loaded on the system

Library

Entire list of all fonts in your library.

Recently Added

List of fonts added (indexed) to the font library during the last 7 days

Top Rated Fonts

List of fonts that have a rating of more than 4 stars

Ungrouped Fonts

List of fonts that have not been categorized in groups yet.

Unrated Fonts

List of fonts that have not been rated yet

Untagged Fonts

List of fonts that do not have any tags yet

Accessed Today

All fonts installed, loaded, and uninstalled today

Recently Accessed

All fonts installed, loaded, and uninstalled during the last 7 days

Serif

List of fonts that are internally marked as serif

Sans Serif

List of fonts that are internally marked as sans serif

Custom views

It is also possible to define your own views so that you can view a selection of your fonts with just a single click. To create a new view, click the "Create a custom view" button and the View Editor will be shown:

Modify the available properties to suit your needs and click the save button to store your view. If modifying of the properties is too slow, you can disable the auto-refresh by clicking the appropriate icon.

 

For example if you want a view of all active symbol fonts; set Installed to Yes, Loaded to Yes, and Symbol to Yes. The other fields should remain empty so that those criteria will be ignored.

 

The Resource field can be tricky, as MainType only updates this field upon processing (adding or refreshing) a font folder. So if you remove a font folder from the Font Folders dialog, MainType won't be able to update this field for all fonts within such a folder.

 

Note: The Custom Views feature is only available in the Professional Edition of MainType.