Greetings all - I've been looking around the forums and have seen many posts about CorelDraw X5 and the issues it's had with the Bitstream Font Navigator. In that vein I'm opening up a discussion here since I haven't seen too much of networks and domains being thrown in the mix of this issue.
We've been using Corel with Font Navigator on version 12 with the fonts being collected into one shared drive from the server on our network . This allowed multiple users to access the fonts and have CorelDraw's built in panose to find the fonts with the Bitstream Font Navigator (that came with the software). This has and is working beautifully.
With the introduction of X5 I've been having many delays and lags whenever I've dealt with fonts. I've come to the conclusion that it is because of the Font Navigator 2006 (that came with DrawX5). I tried using the Font Navigator version that came with version 12 with CorelDrawX5 with better results. It doesn't crash but still has lag time when opening/saving and working with typestyles.
Another experiment was to load CorelDraw X5 without the Font Navigator feature at all. It works lightning fast on a fresh install. However I believe that if any Font Navigator was loaded on the system previously it still maintains links that cause issues. To better illustrate I've loaded Draw12 and DrawX5 with Font Navigator features- removed them - then loaded X5 only. There is still lag as opposed to machines that only had a clean X5 install with no font navigator ever loaded.
So, I'm suspecting that there must be another way to completely clear out any traces of the Font Navigator programs (step one). The second step would be to figure out how to make one of these Font Navigator programs work with networking (although there has been alot of posts of moving away from this due to Bitstream Font Navigator being old and unsupported).
What the unknown is how the networking is affecting this issue (if at all)?
Thanks you for any feedback!
Have A Great Day! Bill Meyer Ginny's Gems www.ginnysgems.com