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New life for old Macs

Just because you’ve upgraded to a new Mac doesn’t mean your old machine is finished. James Dempsey has several suggestions for ways that creative professionals can squeeze more life out of aging hardware.

Extensis releases Universal Type Server font-management app

First announced in January, Universal Type Server manages fonts for multiple users in small workgroups or large corporations. The product ships next week.

Bugs & Fixes: Office 2008 installation mishaps

Ted Landau highlights problems with funky fonts and incorrectly assigned ownership that can stem from the installation of the latest version of Microsoft’s productivity suite.

Creative odds and ends

We clean out our to-post list with items on a Web-based vectorization tool, the font stars of 2007, Veerle's vintage Photoshop effect tutorial, Derrick Story's take on the new Digital Rebel, and a quick take on the upcoming Photosmart Pro B8850.

Insider ships FontAgent, server updates

Insider Software has shipped Leopard-compatible versions of FontAgent Pro and FontAgent Pro Server, adding smart search functionality and support for Active Directory servers.

Extensis announces Universal Type Server

Extensis has announced its next-generation font-management application, Universal Type Server, a new product that merges the best of the company's existing font servers, Font Reserve and Suitcase Server X1.

Preview fonts in 10.5

In OS X versions prior to 10.5, if you wanted to preview a font, you had only a couple of choices: you could view it in Font Book, or in an application that supported some form of font previews. In Leopard, though, there are at least three new ways.