12 products in 12 months of 2005: FontLab Studio 5 for Mac OS X released

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Chris Lozos's picture
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"comma and period (i believe)"

Curious choice.

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paul d hunt's picture
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well if you hold shift down, you get < and > respectively. >^P

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"well if you hold shift down, you get < and > respectively. >^P"

Doh! :-)

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Paul,

I think what hubertjocham and I were really refering to is the icon "Next/Previous" arrow iconbs that used to be in the upper left corner (not the keyboard command).

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aha. you'll find those buried in preferences too. under customize> commands, you'll see the arrows in a box to the right. drag them from there to your toolbar. i think i had to do that for a couple things as well, including the magic wand...

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I guess I am wondering about the decision making as to what was to be default and what was to be banished to the bowels of preferences. I know I am not the model user so I don't expect FL5 to be designed for me. I just wonder what prompted removal of certain things. I would have welcomed removing the typical " cut copy paste print save" icons which I never use since keyboard commands for all Mac programs cover the same turf.
I think the default settings should present what was there before with everything open so you can see it. The Metrics window should come default with the table of metrics above it open. Why the text entering field was moved below and right and made smaller makes no sense to me.

Oh well, I'll just have to forget everything I learned in 4.6 last year and start over as if I never touched the program.

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you want the text up top? hit the button at the top right of the text field that looks like a grey & white window. although i like it on bottom and i like all the new features available with this configuration.

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Thanks Paul!

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>Do you know where the arrows are to go to next and previous characters?

On Mac OSX, use the scroll wheel with the command key to go back and forth on characters. Really efficient.