Font Manager that Combines Weights in Programs


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    Font Manager that Combines Weights in Programs


    For example, when I download Lato, it comes with Lato Regular, Lato Bold, Lato Italics, etc. After I install them and open Microsoft Word, Lato appears as Lato Regular, Lato Bold, Lato, Italics, etc.

    Is it possible for the font to just appear at Lato in Microsoft's font menu?

    And when I select words to bold, the usual process is press Control + B. That will bolden Lato but that is different than Lato Bold. To use the Lato Bold weight, I have to go through the font menu and actually select Lato Bold instead of simply Control + B.

    Lato Bold is actually quite different than Lato that is boldened. Lato Bold looks much better.

    Is it possible to press Control + B and instead of boldening the regular Lato font weight, it will actually select Lato Bold instead?

    Or not a single person programmed something to fix this? ie. Not a single 3rd party font manager program remedied this annoying feature?
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    Managing Fonts has been an on-going problem for some folks for a long time and not everyone has a problem for the usual purposes. I recall having to use a third-party Font Manager back in Windows 3.0/3.1. Win95 got better at supporting installed Fonts. I've always found programs to be the issue and would think a desktop publishing program to be better such as Microsoft Publisher or Serif's PagePlus [they have a newer program]. Publishing is aimed more at fancier things than a word processor such as Word, WordPerfect, LibreOffice Write, Lotus WordPro, etc. [yeah, I've used those and some older, some newer, still do on occasion].

    If a Font is offered as various types they will look different, whether better or worse, than what the Operating System can do with them but each version of a Font has to be installed and programs have to show those on their Font list. WordPerfect had good Fonts but they came with the program. Back in the day with Windows running on top of DOS we had .fot and .fon fonts, now we have choices such as .ttf/TrueType Fonts and .otf/Open Type Fonts, some look good and some not so much.

    I had never heard of the Lado Font until now but that's not surprising, I have over 3000 Fonts I've gathered up over the years stored on a DVD disc. I used to keep a 3" loose-leaf binder with printed samples.

    Also important is how printers render print jobs.
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    Hi,

    I just want to be able to bold a word by pressing Control-B in Microsoft Word. However, because there is a specific weight for Bold in these font families, I have to go to the menu and select the font bold weight instead. Control-B won't work.

    It gets really time consuming as you can imagine if I have to go to every word or text, select it, and go to the font menu and select the bold weight, especially with the long list of fonts that I have.

    I was wondering what everyone else does?


    Berton said:
    Managing Fonts has been an on-going problem for some folks for a long time and not everyone has a problem for the usual purposes. I recall having to use a third-party Font Manager back in Windows 3.0/3.1. Win95 got better at supporting installed Fonts. I've always found programs to be the issue and would think a desktop publishing program to be better such as Microsoft Publisher or Serif's PagePlus [they have a newer program]. Publishing is aimed more at fancier things than a word processor such as Word, WordPerfect, LibreOffice Write, Lotus WordPro, etc. [yeah, I've used those and some older, some newer, still do on occasion].

    If a Font is offered as various types they will look different, whether better or worse, than what the Operating System can do with them but each version of a Font has to be installed and programs have to show those on their Font list. WordPerfect had good Fonts but they came with the program. Back in the day with Windows running on top of DOS we had .fot and .fon fonts, now we have choices such as .ttf/TrueType Fonts and .otf/Open Type Fonts, some look good and some not so much.

    I had never heard of the Lado Font until now but that's not surprising, I have over 3000 Fonts I've gathered up over the years stored on a DVD disc. I used to keep a 3" loose-leaf binder with printed samples.

    Also important is how printers render print jobs.
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