Organizing Your Fonts on CorelDRAW

Jim Sadler is a former university professor of computer graphics and a freelance designer. He is currently offering his services as a consultant within the industry. He brings together his expertise in design, computer graphics and industry-related technologies with his ability to communicate through teaching, technical assistance and of course through writing for A&E Magazine. Jim can be reached by e-mail at jim@jsadlerdesign.com. His web address is www.jsadlerdesign.com.

We could have one font storage folder and toss in all fonts that come our way, open that folder in Corel Font Manager and have them all appear in our Font Library, and then make a lot of categories to help us organize all of those fonts. On the other hand, we could do all that organization by creating font category folders on our hard drives. Certainly, folders for font types such as SerifText, SerifDisplay, San SerifText, Sans SerifDisplay, Scripts, Calligraphic, Symbol Fonts, etc., would be a helpful step in organizing our fonts. We could even organize specific job fonts folders, favorite fonts, etc. 

The advantage to such organization on the hard drive is that these folders remain inert until we open and utilize them in Corel Font Manager, or even when installing the fonts they contain to the Windows System Fonts folders. There is no limit to the number of fonts these storage folders house. In storage, they will not affect either the system of Corel’s Font Manager. There is little that can go wrong having them in storage folders on the hard drive, and it makes finding the fonts much easier when they are needed, and dispensed with when they are not needed. It takes time to manually organize font storage folders that way, but it is a first step in not overloading our system or Corel with fonts. 

—Jim Sadler

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