Two Take Control ebooks explain all about fonts in Mac OS X

Ithaca, NY USA (May 19, 2006)–Macintosh users who have struggled with the
morass that fonts have become since the release of Mac OS X can now find
specific, practical advice on managing, using, and troubleshooting fonts
with the 255-page “Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X” and its 120-page
companion volume, “Take Control of Font Problems in Mac OS X.”

Written with clarity and humor during nine months of research by font
expert and veteran Mac author Sharon Zardetto Aker, these unique ebooks go
far beyond the scope of magazine articles, filling a void with a
book-length exploration of exactly how fonts work – and don’t work – in Mac
OS X. People engaged in font-intensive professions such as graphic design
and publishing, those who rely on character-rich Unicode fonts for working
in non-Roman languages, and anyone who has suffered from mysterious
font-related troubles will save time and money with the advice in these
ebooks. They help readers work more efficiently with fonts; eliminate
downtime related to duplicate or corrupt fonts; and avoid problems related
to legacy fonts from Mac OS 9, fonts installed by third-party applications,
and fonts in cross-platform documents.

“Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X” provides the knowledge that every Mac
user working with fonts needs, including the details of Mac OS X’s font
support; how to use Font Book to manage, validate, and organize fonts; ways
of dealing with old fonts; and instructions on making the most of the
amazing wealth of special characters in Unicode fonts. The ebook also
provides step-by-step instructions for cleaning up Fonts folders, compares
the versions of fonts provided by Tiger and Microsoft Office, and discusses
how to create documents that can be shared successfully with Windows

Its companion volume, “Take Control of Font Problems in Mac OS X,” focuses
on what happens when something related to fonts goes kablooey. The ebook
explains how to troubleshoot font problems and provides numerous solutions
to specific problems. Anyone who has had trouble installing PostScript
fonts, argued with Font Book, or had fonts seemingly disappear will
appreciate Aker’s real-world help.

Take Control publisher Adam Engst said gleefully, “Finally! I knew a lot
about fonts in the old days, but since Mac OS X, trying to deal with my
fonts has made me feel like an dolt. Thanks to the depth of these ebooks, I
feel like I once again have a clue.”

The ebooks are available separately for $20 and $10 respectively, or
bundled together for $25.

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Book Details:
“Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X” by Sharon Zardetto Aker
PDF format, 255 pages, free 39-page sample available
Publication date: May 18, 2006
Price: $20

“Take Control of Font Problems in Mac OS X” by Sharon Zardetto Aker
PDF format, 120 pages, free 27-page sample available
Publication date: May 18, 2006
Price: $10

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