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Chapter 10. Managing Fonts > Matching Screen Fonts with Printed Output - Pg. 228

Managing Fonts 228 · Printer's Apprentice ($25), from Lose Your Mind Development, is my top choice. It does a great job of handling groups of fonts, including batch install/uninstall operations. Because it's share- ware, you can download it and try it for 15 days for free: http://www.loseyourmind.com/pa70.htm · Adobe Type Manager Deluxe ($65) handles TrueType, OpenType, and PostScript fonts with ease and includes excellent previewing and printing capabilities. Comes with 15 bonus fonts: http://www.adobe.com/products/atm/mainwin.html · BitStream's Font Navigator ($40) gets high marks for ease of use and includes a Font Deck with 50 TrueType fonts: http://www.bitstream.com/products/world/fontnavigator/index.html Making Fonts Look Their Best Onscreen When you use very large TrueType fonts in documents, you might notice that the edges of some characters look jagged. The effect is less noticeable than the dramatic problem you see using bitmap fonts, but it's noticeable nonetheless. (This problem occurs only onscreen, where you're typically restricted to a resolution of 72 pixels per inch; on the printed page, a laser printer will print your TrueType fonts much more smoothly at its typical resolution of 300 dots per inch.) To fix the "jaggies" and make text more readable, you can turn on a Windows feature called font smoothing, which fills in the jagged edges of characters with pixels of an intermediate color. Your video card and monitor must be set to a minimum resolution of 256 colors to use this feature, al- though you'll get much better results using the High Color (16 Bit) Display setting. For details on how to adjust your display settings, see Customizing the Windows Display To enable font smoothing, open Control Panel's Display option. On the Effects tab, select the