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A while back (quite a while back), someone here gave a keystroke combination (for AI10) to be used with the up/down arrows that would scroll through the list of fonts in the Character palette and allow you to preview fonts with selected text. As I recall the trick worked in Win but not Mac (I tried). Am I hallucinating or recalling correctly everything but the magic keystroke combination? Thanks, T...

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    A while back (quite a while back), someone here gave a keystroke combination (for AI10) to be used with the up/down arrows that would scroll through the list of fonts in the Character palette and allow you to preview fonts with selected text. As I recall the trick worked in Win but not Mac (I tried).

    Am I hallucinating or recalling correctly everything but the magic keystroke combination?

    Thanks,

    T
    Toni Toomey Guest

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    Toni,

    Dion G "Auditioning text in Ill 10" 3/24/04 10:47pm </cgi-bin/webx?14.2cd0d6c8/1>

    =-= Harron =-=
    Harron_K._Appleman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Thanks, Harron!

    T
    Toni Toomey Guest

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    How many times have I done this one at a time - !#$ - must have missed that post - Thanks Harron

    Latchet
    latchet_mcbride@adobeforums.com Guest

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    ....or Dion.
    Timothy_Foolery®@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Yes. Thank you, Dion.
    Harron_K._Appleman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    While we're at it, we can thank Bert for reminding us to work backwards from Z. The preview list in Type>Font is a big help, but the Shift+arrow+Enter is the real winner. I'm still waiting to get my Mac OS10 and can't wait to find out if it works on a Mac now. It didn't work on OS9 with AI10.

    T
    Toni Toomey Guest

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    Sorry, Toni, it doesn't work in AI 10.0.3 running on OS X 10.3.4. In the Mac interface, the typeface selection box in the character palette is not a dropdown as it is in Win. (Instead, you hit a separate button to access a flyout menu.) There was no obvious way I could get this to work.

    =-= Harron =-=
    Harron_K._Appleman@adobeforums.com Guest

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