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Update: watch the webcast recording on our website.

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Join Extensis font expert Jim Kidwell today at 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern as he walks through the nuts and bolts of effective font management with Suitcase Fusion.

Register to learn about:
– the basics of single user font management with Suitcase Fusion
– how to get started with Suitcase Fusion
– how to use font management to improve speed and creativity

At the end of the presentation, Jim will be available for a live Q&A. Feel free to register even if you can’t make it to the live event – we’ll email a recording of the webcast to everyone who registers.

Register For This Webcast Now

Hope you can join us!


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The Extensis headquarters are firmly rooted in the land of microbrews and skinny jeans here on the left-coast in Portland, Oregon. In our Portland and LA offices you’ll find two creative workflow experts helping companies maintain license compliance and improve their workflows using Extensis font and digital asset management solutions:

Kari Friedewald, Regional Business Manager, Extensis Portland Office

Max, Systems Engineer, Extensis LA Office

  • Favorite color: Red
  • Latest book: The 900 Days: The Siege Of Leningrad
  • Ideal vacation spot: Must have a good mix of relaxing beaches and great ATV (four wheeler) courses.
  • During the commute: Electronic and Alternative music

Both enjoy long walks on the beach and ensuring that font and digital asset management projects are successfully completed on time and under budget. To learn more about what Kari and Max can do for you, please check out our Professional Services page.


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The Extensis headquarters are firmly rooted in the land of microbrews and skinny jeans here in Portland, Oregon. So what do you do if you’re struggling with fonts and digital assets across the country on or near the east coast? Not to worry, we have you covered with our NYC offices that serve the eastern region of the United States and Canada.

In our NYC office you’ll find three creative workflow experts helping companies maintain license compliance and improve their workflows using Extensis font and digital asset management solutions:

 

Jeremy Godfrey, Regional Business Manager

Godfrey

  • Favorite color: Blue
  • Latest book: Maui Revealed
  • Ideal vacation spot: Maui or St. Croix… depends on if I’m departing from PDX or NYC.
  • During my commute: I read the NY Post.

 

James Grace, Senior Systems Engineer

Grace

  • Favorite color:Neon Orange
  • Latest book: Travels
  • Ideal vacation spot: The Beach in Cancun, Mexico
  • During the commute: I listen to PopTron : SomaFM  

 

 

Chris Chen, Systems Engineer

Chen

  • Favorite color: Black
  • Latest book: Start with Why
  • Ideal vacation spot: Maldives
  • During the commute: Flo Rida,  David Guetta,  Rihanna

 

All three enjoy long walks on the beach and ensuring that font and digital asset management projects are successfully completed on time and under budget.

To learn more about what Jeremy, James, and Chris can do for you, please check out our Professional Services page.


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The Suitcase Fusion Core is the background application that keeps your fonts active, communicates with the auto-activation plug-ins and more.

In Suitcase Fusion 2 and earlier versions, the preferences for the Core were contained within the Mac OS X system preferences or the Windows Control Panel.

With the release of Suitcase Fusion 3, these Core preferences were moved into the Suitcase Fusion application preferences.

To open the core preferences, launch Suitcase Fusion 3 and choose:

  • Suitcase Fusion 3 > Preferences (Mac OS X)
  • Tools > Preferences (Windows)
Then click on the FMCore tab to view the Core preferences where you can stop the core, or move the font vault to a new location.

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Recently we concluded a series that explored the topic of excellent use of typography on the web. In a series of three webcasts, Thomas Phinney gives you the tools to make your use of typography on the web shine.

The webcasts were recorded, and can be viewed at your convenience.

Part 1: Font selection: choosing (and combining) fonts for web sites

Part 2: Setting type for web sites

Part 3: The bleeding edge of OpenType on the web


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Ever wondered how you could use Web Fonts in your Photoshop mock-ups and comps? It’s easy with some new technology from Extensis.

In this on-demand webcast, I will show you how to:

  • Install and use the Photoshop Web Font plug-in
  • Locate and share creative font pairings
  • Easily swap out fonts for text on any existing website

Register here to view the on-demand webcast.


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Font_Licensing_WebcastJoin us next week as Thomas Phinney, our Senior Font Product Manager, presents an insightful look into the world of font license compliance. He’ll share why font license compliance is of critical importance to any organization using even a few fonts and up to thousands in some cases.

Thomas has collected a number of real-life examples of companies who didn’t comply with font licensing, and the consequences that they faced. Thomas will guide you through options available to help you control your own font licensing and avoid similar situations.

Choose from two different webcast times.

North American webcast details

European webcast details

If you register but can not attend we will email you a link to the webcast recording.


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Floating Previews in Universal Type ClientIf you are based in the Manchester or Belfast areas and are interested in learning more about font management, we’ll be hosting a font management best practices session at the Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 Roadshows, taking place in both cities over the next couple of weeks:

We hope to see you there.


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law-bookOK that might be a bit extreme, but when I came across this site I was very impressed that anyone had given thought to something that a lot of people just take for granted: Typography For Lawyers. I like that Matthew Butterick is doing what he can as a lawyer to raise the level of typography knowledge (and by extension improve the aesthetic) which will make legal documents a bit easier to read. For most people, trying to sort out all the legalese in a document is hard enough but then to puzzle around a bad font choice too makes it even more difficult. I wonder how many deals have gone bad or fallen through altogether because all those pages of poor type and boilerplate were just too overwhelming.

Another nice thing about this site is that it explains typography to people as though they have never heard of it before and have no idea what it means. If you are a design person or even a plain old font nerd then for you this is desperately boring. However, if you know someone who needs a good place to start after asking “What do you mean by ‘different font’ exactly?”, this is a great place to start the uninitiated on a path to Type Enlightenment. As a Tech Support person I really like this approach because he starts at zero, which everybody does at the beginning, and he is working it out himself and sharing that knowledge with you. I am looking forward to how this site develops.

What are you using now to educate people on fonts and type?


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Extensis Portfolio Server 8.5

Extensis announces our latest Webcast:
Managing Rich Media Assets with Portfolio Server

Portfolio Server™ 8.5 Webcast (International English)
Date: 11 February 2009
Time: 10:00am (GMT)
Duration: 1 hour

In this webcast you will learn how to efficiently manage your company’s rich media assets—everything from logos, graphics and collateral for presentations. Your videos and photos shouldn’t be MIA or collecting dust on a CD somewhere, make them readily available and easy to use for people, both inside and outside your organization, when they need them.

Learn about the benefits Portfolio Server: a powerful, scalable digital asset management solution that makes all of this “stuff” manageable. In this webcast we will show you how Portfolio Server makes easy work out of tracking, accessing, archiving and distributing your media assets.

Participants will be able to take part in a live Q&A session.

Register Today


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