Has anyone else noticed the font list operated significantly slower in 2019 verses older versions? I am in X6 and can maneuver through my fonts exponentially faster than I can in this newer version of 2019. Same fonts, same machine. Consequently, I can work faster in X6 than I can in 2019...?
Big changes from X6 to 2019, started in X8. There is a new font manager, it gives you access to use all fonts even those not installed. IMO a bad idea for those with limited system resources, large font archives and or networked font storage.
You can configure it to behave more like a standard font manager then it's ok, that configuration is done in Draw through the filters and other settings.
Can you expound on what configurations you're talking about? I am on a network with other artist using same fonts so we must all have access to a fairly large archive simultaneously. I have had bad luck in the past with their font manager. Seems to slow me down rather than speed me up. Perhaps I haven't given it it's fair shot. I'd prefer for my fonts list to just work like it did in X6 and 2017.
Rick said:I'd prefer for my fonts list to just work like it did in X6 and 2017.
Yeah, we'd all prefer a lot of things... but seems this day and age, things just get worse instead of better and you pay for that downgrade on top of it.
Thing is, the processors get faster... so you'd think the software would function much faster too, not the other way around? But then again, if you're sharing fonts on a network, you're limited by that. Personally, I keep fonts on each of the workstations.
timd1971 said:Thing is, the processors get faster... so you'd think the software would function much faster too, not the other way around?
That depends in part on whether one is trying to "do more" now than in the past. There are a number of places in CorelDRAW where changes are applied "live". In some situations, that's exactly what I want. In other situations - where every update is "expensive" - I would prefer to be able to turn the knobs, click the checkboxes, etc., and THEN tell CorelDRAW to apply them.
I would prefer to have more options for live / not live updating, but that's me...
timd1971 said:But then again, if you're sharing fonts on a network, you're limited by that. Personally, I keep fonts on each of the workstations.
For fonts, perhaps Corel should include some tools for benchmarking performance - something that could help the user become aware that their current font situation is one that is likely to cause them misery, and could point them in the right direction for getting better results.
Eskimo is correct, the Font Manager since X8 has increased system and network demands. Unfortunately the process here is that Corel gave designers what they had ask for. Designers most often ask for features without considering the stress on system resources. The results have been poor in many cases but can be as productive as ever.
The resulting process has nearly zero documentation but it is one that requires significant user input especially in multi user environments a poor situation.
One part of the solution can be to keep a copy of all fonts on all work stations. As a last resort I could live with this.
I keep my fonts on a network drive using a peer to peer network I set CorelDRAW in the font filter to only use installed and system fonts. I also use a setting that reduces the need for system resources by changing the setting to not use the font for preview. I need to look and post this one properly tomorrow.
I then use Corel Font Manager as a standard font manager. There are some network things that can help, domains can be interesting.
You can turn off use font to display font name, runs much better.