Jay J. NelsonContributor, Macworld

Jay Nelson is a printing, design, and publishing industry veteran. As editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly for 21 years, he chronicled publishing's evolution from manual paste-up to iPads. He loves fonts and font technology, manages PhotoLesa.com and publishes e-books at TheSkinnyBooks.com.

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Adobe releases free font: Source Han Sans

Adobe has released Source Han Sans, a new family of free, open source fonts that harmonizes East Asian and Latin font designs.

Review: InDesign CC boosts ePub features, font menus

InDesign CC boasts improved ePub features, better font menus, and performance enhancements, but offers few truly new features.

Font free-for-all: Where to get free and low-cost fonts

High-quality fonts don't have to be expensive. We've compiled a number of resources to pave your way to font independence.

Review: FontAgent Pro 5 industrial-strength font manager now offers cloud option

Version 5 adds helpful new features to an already powerful feature set, and an attractive CloudServer subscription option that eliminates upgrade fees and gives you access to a powerful online font server hosted by Insider Software.

Get your scanner to work with Photoshop CS6

After 20 years of “scanning into Photoshop,” the latest Macs, OS X, and Photoshop CS6 have made so many changes to their architecture that users of some older scanners now find it impossible to do. Here's what happened and how to deal with the problem.

Suitcase Fusion 4 breaks new ground for Web and print publishing

Smoother Creative Suite integration and a step forward for Web fonts are hallmarks of Suitcase Fusion 4.

TypeStyler 11 sports new grunge styles, better documentation, lower price

While the new grunge styles, social media export capabilities, and help systems are welcome improvements, it's the combination of those features with the dramatically lower price that gives version 11 the highest value of any release of TypeStyler.

InDesign CS6 overhauls digital publishing workflow to offer versatile new options and format capabilities

Improvements to digital publishing tools, PDF forms authoring, language support, and a dozens of efficiency enhancements make this an upgrade that will pay for itself.

InDesign CS6 makes quick work of designing for multiple platforms

With new adaptive design tools, content repositories, and a large number of general improvements, InDesign CS6 lets designers reuse content in different layouts, and a lot more.

Free fonts for holiday greetings

When choosing fonts for a holiday project, you don’t need to stick to the overused snow-capped letters and frilly scripts. Whether for an invitation, an advertisement, a greeting card, or a holiday letter, there are several ways to add just the right amount of holiday flavor. Simply add a wintry dingbat, or use an English or Celtic-looking font—I found several free fonts at FontSquirrel.com and 1001Fonts.com, and even in the font collection included on my Mac.

Stellar programs for printing labels

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You can use word processing tools to create address and package labels, but some of the dedicated apps for such tasks let you put some creative punch into the job.

Stellar programs for printing labels

You can use word processing tools to create address and package labels, but some of the dedicated apps for such tasks let you put some creative punch into the job.

Hands on with Adobe InDesign CS5.5

If you're using InDesign CS5, you'll want to upgrade in order to produce electronic publications such as ePubs, iPad apps, or accessible PDFs.

FontExplorer X Pro 3.0

With FontExplorer X Pro 3.0, Linotype significantly improved an already stellar font management utility.

FontGenius 2.0

Software lets you identify fonts from photos, scans, and screen captures.