Adobe Type Manager Deluxe
New Feature Highlights
Font management Adobe Systems industry-leading software applications such as Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe
made easy PageMaker® and the upcoming Adobe InDesign™ give graphics professionals the tools they need to be cre-
ative. At the same time, Adobe’s utilities such as Adobe Type Manager Deluxe 4.5 for the Macintosh help
graphics professionals be as productive as possible. With its new features, ATM® Deluxe lets designers,
graphic artists, and prepress professionals minimize their time managing fonts so they can get back to work
The award-winning utility ATM Deluxe now includes a Manage Duplicates tool for easily deleting duplicate
fonts, thereby reducing font conflicts that can cause time-consuming print errors. ATM Deluxe 4.5 lets you
set a preference to activate, deactivate, or delete font sets whenever the Mac is restarted, a convenient way to
cut system overhead and reduce font management tasks. When a job is ready to give to the service bureau, the
user can quickly gather the required fonts just by dragging and dropping them from ATM Deluxe to disk—
another key time-saver. ATM Deluxe 4.5 also includes a new set of 15 display fonts and is bundled with
Adobe Type Reunion® Deluxe 2.5 for Macintosh, a utility that gives users greater control over their font
Easily Manage Duplicate Fonts
Typically, graphics professionals receive print jobs accompanied by the fonts needed for proper output. As a
result, they frequently end up with multiple versions of the same fonts on their system. Just because two fonts
have the same name doesn’t mean they are identical, however. The kerning of one font may have been altered,
for instance, or one version might be TrueType
while the other is PostScript®. The duplicate fonts
unnecessarily consume hard disk space and system
resources. More importantly, using the wrong font
can cause improper page breaks and other costly
The Manage Duplicates tool in ATM Deluxe 4.5
software helps graphics professionals easily reduce
font clutter and the problems that duplicate fonts
cause. Whenever the user selects this tool, ATM
scans the fonts in its inventory. When more than
one version of the same font is discovered, ATM
provides the user with a summarized list of the ATM Deluxe 4.5 gives users a list of duplicate fonts in their
system and gives them options for managing the duplicates.
duplicates. The user can then decide to leave the
duplicate fonts where they are; remove them from
ATM; or delete them from their system. In addition to choosing the Manage Duplicates tool at any time,
users can set a preference to scan for duplicates whenever they add new fonts to ATM Deluxe.
Temporary and Permanent
Graphics professionals use some
fonts frequently; some only during
the course of a specific project; and
others just occasionally. The prob-
lem is that the system loads all the
fonts stored in the System Fonts
folder whenever the Mac is started
in order to make them accessible.
The process puts a serious drain on
system resources, particularly when
the user has hundreds of fonts.
ATM Deluxe 4.0 software offered
the ability to create font sets; manu-
ally activate and deactivate fonts and
Users can choose to automatically delete, activate, deactivate, or leave
as is any font sets created in ATM Deluxe.
font sets; and automatically activate
individual fonts when required. But
the user had to remember to deacti-
vate or delete font sets when they were no longer needed. Or if they used a particular font set all the time
but deactivated it for some reason, they would have to remember to activate the set when they needed it
With the new font set preferences pop-up menu, ATM Deluxe 4.5 enables users to assign a preference to
automatically activate, deactivate, or delete a font set whenever the Mac is restarted. During the develop-
ment of a new advertising layout over the course of a week, for instance, a designer could group the fonts
needed for that campaign into a set with a preference to automatically activate the set at start up. When the
job is out for review, a designer could change the preference so ATM Deluxe deactivates that particular font
set at restart, because she knows she will need to use the set again but not in the near future. Or for short,
one-off jobs, a designer could create a font set with a preference to delete at restart, so the fonts used for that
job won’t clutter up the system when he starts work the next day. ATM Deluxe 4.5 lets users change the
activation preference when a new set is created or anytime thereafter.
Fast Font Gathering for Output
Getting a print job ready for the service bureau often means having to locate all the required fonts. That’s
not always an easy task, given that the output bureau will need both bitmapped and printer fonts. In addi-
tion, font files may be stored in multiple folders on the user’s system.
The Copy Font/Set feature in ATM Deluxe 4.5 streamlines the process of copying font files for the service
bureau by enabling the user to easily drag a font set from ATM Deluxe to the desktop or straight onto an
icon for a high-capacity removable disk. The drag and drop procedure automatically creates folders for each
font set on the designated disk with a copy of all the font files in that set. With just a few keystrokes, the user
has a disk with organized font folders to give to the service bureau.
Graphics professionals have always been able to create font sets in ATM by dragging fonts from folders into
the open ATM application window. With ATM Deluxe 4.5, users can now copy fonts by dragging and drop-
ping in the opposite direction, which saves time and effort, particularly when working with applications
that don’t provide a tool that prepares files for service providers.
Improved user interface
ATM Deluxe 4.5 also features a number of ease-of-use and timesaving interface enhancements, enabling the
Simultaneously add and activate new fonts. By simply checking a new preference box on the Add Fonts dialog
box, users can activate and add a new font to ATM Deluxe 4.5 at the same time.
Simultaneously create and activate new font sets. Similarly, the user can check a box on the New Set dialog box
and automatically activate a new font set at the same time ATM Deluxe 4.5 creates the set.
Drag-select multiple objects. Users can now drag-select multiple font objects in the ATM Deluxe 4.5 list, rather
than having to select one object at a time. As a result, users can select multiple fonts or sets to delete, copy,
activate or deactivate with one drag-select action.
As the user selects multiple objects in ATM, a marquee border is
drawn around them to indicate that they are selected.
Easily open and close font sets. The ATM Deluxe 4.5 interface now offers the convenience of quickly opening
or closing a font set or font folder using keyboard shortcuts. Previously, users clicked on the arrow next to a
folder in ATM’s Macintosh Finder-like font list in order to view the contents of that folder and its
subfolders. With ATM Deluxe 4.5, users can hold down the command or option & command keys while
clicking on the arrow next to a folder and ATM will open or close the font set, folder, or subfolder.
Improved Network and OS Support
ATM Deluxe 4.5 offers enhanced reliability in managing fonts stored on network servers. As a result, those
fonts are always accessible to the user, just as they would be if they were stored on the user’s system. In addi-
tion, ATM is now fully compatible with Macintosh OS 8.5.
Adobe Type Reunion Deluxe Bundled
The latest version of ATM Deluxe comes bundled with Adobe Type Reunion Deluxe 2.5 for the Macintosh, a
utility that gives users greater control over their font menu. ATR automatically sorts typefaces according to
family name, listing style, and weight variations in a submenu under each name, shortening font menus by
up to 60%. ATR Deluxe also provides a WYSIWYG font menu feature, allowing users to display each font
menu name in its own typeface, making it easier than ever to access fonts.
ATM Deluxe 4.5 also features a new set of 15 display fonts, illustrated on the following page.