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  1. infatuous

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    What the fuck is with Mac users designing shit with fonts only 10 percent of the population can ever see properly? Fuck, it's nice that you're creative but a little practicality would go a long way in saving me hours trying to make your shit work for the sake of your ego.
     
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    You need to download GridIron Flow.

    When they send you the project, they can use the Packaging feature which will include all of the fonts that were used in the project.
     
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    Seriously? And those fonts will work on a PC?
     
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    Most will. They still need to be installed (we don't take care of that) - it will depend on the type of font - most fonts on OSX are TrueType now, so you should be most of the way there.

    The whole point of the Packaging feature in Flow is to ensure you get everything you need when handing a project off to someone else to work on, including fonts. If we can't deliver it, we at least try to make a note of it in the Packaging Notes, so you know what was used (stuff like color swatches or plugins, for example).

    Hands down, Packaging is one of the coolest features of Flow.
     
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    Seems pretty good. My only issue with this type of software is it just becomes one more thing to manage. Seems good at the time and then the novelty wears off, people stop using it.
     
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    Valid point, but I don't think it will be an issue. Once you've installed, there's nothing else you really need to do - all of the indexing and relationship gathering is done automatically. So, even if you're not actively using it, we're still doing everything for you. That's one of the major differentiators between what we're doing and what asset management type software has done in the past.
     
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    Neat. Maybe I'll try it out. No time to learn new tricks right now though. I'm coming up on 6 major deadlines. :ohnoes:
     
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    The Windows version isn't quite ready yet anyway!
     
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    People need to keep cross-platform in mind, for sure.

    But - let's be honest - PC fonts blow.
     
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    sure pc fonts blow, but we have to depend on it for most of our work.
     

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