On this page you will find an overview of all parts and functions of the main window of PrintMyFonts with a description of the respective function. An explanation of the functions of other program parts of PrintMyFonts can be found in the function overview.
On the left side of the main window, you can see the current font list. On the right side, you can see some options regarding display and export. On the bottom right you can see the button "Export" which can be used to start the export.
- Font List: In this list, all fonts are displayed, which are currently installed on your computer on which are loaded from font files. Always those fonts are printed or exported which are currently in this list. So, if you only want to export a print a specific selection of fonts, you have to remove the other fonts from the list. You can do that with using the filter field rights to the list or with selecting some fonts from the list and pressing the DEL key. If you keep the CTRL key pressed, you can also select multiple font files at once in order to delete them. If you right click the list, it is also possible to remove all selected or not selected fonts from the list (keyboard shortcut Shift + DEL). So, with this it is possible to only show and export a custom selection of fonts.
- Which Fonts should be shown > Installed System Fonts: With activating this option, in the font list, all fonts will be displayed, that are currently installed on your computer. Deactivate this option if you only want to show fonts from files.
- Which Fonts should be shown > Fonts from Font Files: With this option, it is possible, to display fonts that are currently not installed on your computer and that are available as file (for example TTF file). The font files can just be dropped onto the program or you can manage them via the button "Manage Font Files".
- Which Fonts should be shown > Manage Font Files: Opens the window for managing the font file. More about that in the section Manage Font Files.
- Which Fonts should be shown > Font Name Filter: Using this field, you can filter your current font list. If this field remains empty, all fonts will be displayed in the list. If you type a search term into the field, only the fonts containing this term will be listed (independent from uppercase and lowercase writings). Multiple search terms can be separated by a comma or semicolon from each other. If you start a search term with a minus sign, this term will be excluded from search and only the fonts not containing this string will be shown.
- Which Fonts should be shown > Font Style Filter: With this button, you can open the settings for the font style filter. With this filter, you can filter your font list according to characteristics such as type (serif, sans serif, others), line weight and character width (fixed or variable width). Just check all checkboxes indicating the characteristics you want to include into your list.
- Which Text should be written: In this section, you have the possibility, to define two texts for your font list and to activate or deactivate those texts via the checkbox independent from each other. The text that can be defined under "Text written in the Font" will be displayed in the font list written in the corresponding font. Apart from that, the text written in default font will be written in the same uniform font for each entry of the list. Within those texts, you can use arbitrary characters - even Unicode Characters - and you can use the following placeholders like you want: %name% (name of the font), %num% (numbering within the list),% abs% (total number of all fonts in the list), %style% (style of the font, for example bold or italic), %filename% (filename of the font), %filepath% (filepath of the font), %format% (format of the font such as TTF) and <linebreak> (inserts a line break if you want to write a text over multiple lines) (list of all placeholders).
- Which Export Format should be used: Here, you can select, which format should be used for exporting the font list. "Print" opens the printer dialog, so that you can print via one of your installed printers. This might be a physical printer as well as another printer such as a PDF or PostScript printer. If you would like to save the list as image, you can select one of the image formats BMP, JPG or PNG. Otherwise, it is also possible to create an HTML webpage with the fonts or to export as RTF document. RTF documents can be opened and edited, for example, with Microsoft Word or OpenOffice. You can find the settings regarding the specific export formats in the menu "Settings".
- Which Export Format should be used > Opened file after creating: If this option is activated, the exported file will be immediately opened using the corresponding system application directly after the file has been created if possible.
- Export: This button starts the export in the selected export format. Generally, all fonts will be exported that are currently listed in the font list at the left side of the main window. Furthermore, the texts that are currently entered on the right side of the main window will be used. You can find the settings regarding the specific export formats in the menu "Settings".