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Suitcase Fusion

What’s new

Suitcase Fusion 8 sports a completely redesigned user interface, making it easier than ever to find

what you need, then get back to work.

This includes:

» No more split display between font lists and font previews: one panel displays all the

information you need to see.

» Compact Tile preview showing more fonts at a time.

» Quicker access to glyph view, with more details presented.

» Faster, more dedicated QuickMatch, integrated into the main panel.

Other new and improved features include:

» Display of supported languages for each font.

» Auto-activation plug-ins for the latest design applications from Adobe and Quark.

» Support for macOS High Sierra and Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

View release notes for the current version of Suitcase Fusion at Extensis.com.

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Quick installation guide

If you just want to jump in and get going with Suitcase Fusion 8, you’ve come to the right place.

If you want to take things more methodically, please see Getting started in detail on the next page.

1. Check the system requirements.

You need to be running Mac OS X 10.11 or later, or Windows 7 or 10. See System requirements

on the previous page for details.

2. Disable or uninstall any other font manager.

If you are running Suitcase Fusion 5, 6, or 7, you can just quit that program and continue. (We

recommend that you uninstall an older version but it is not required.)

If you are running Universal Type Server or a different font manager, uninstall it or disable it

before running Suitcase Fusion.

See Remove other font managers on page 11 for instructions.

3. Download the Suitcase Fusion 8 installer.

Get it here: Suitcase Fusion 8 Support.

4. Install the application.

On Mac, open the disk image and drag the Suitcase Fusion 8 icon into your Applications

folder.

On Windows, run the installer and follow the instructions.

5. Start Suitcase Fusion 8.

If you are not upgrading an older version, when you start Suitcase Fusion 8 for the first time it will

present the setup wizard. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup. See First-time launch

and configuration on page 15 for details on the setup wizard.

If you have upgraded from an older version of Suitcase Fusion, then Suitcase Fusion 8 will have you

back up your original font vault and update your plug-ins.

 

 

 

Getting started in detail

Overview

Here are some steps we recommend when installing Suitcase Fusion 8.

1. Back up your system below

This is always a good idea when installing new software; if something goes wrong or you just

don’t like it, you can get your computer back the way it was.

2. Gather your fonts on the next page

If you have third-party fonts that you want to use with Suitcase, get all of the discs and

downloaded files together so that you can install them.

3. Update your software on page 11

Make sure that your operating system and design software (such as Adobe Creative Cloud and

QuarkXPress) are up to date.

4. Remove other font managers on page 11

If you’re using an older version of Suitcase Fusion, you can leave it installed, but we

recommend removing it.

If you’re using Universal Type Client or if you’re replacing another font manager, you’ll need

to remove or disable it first.

5. Disable built-in font activation on macOS (see Font Book on page 13)

The automatic activation feature of Font Book on Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 can conflict with

Suitcase Fusion.

6. Install Suitcase Fusion 8 on page 14

If you’re using a recent version of Suitcase Fusion, you can take your old data with you.

7. First-time launch and configuration on page 15

This will help you finish configuring a new installation of Suitcase Fusion.

If instead you upgraded from an older version, see After you upgrade on page 17.

8. Add more fonts on page 19

If you didn’t add them the first time you launched Suitcase Fusion 8, or if you have more

fonts, add them now.

Back up your system

Your computer carries a lot of valuable, even irreplaceable, information. A good backup strategy

can greatly reduce or even eliminate the possibility of catastrophic data loss in case your computer

is damaged or dies.

Even if you don’t have a regular backup plan, creating a backup before you install new software is a

worthy precaution. What if something goes wrong during the installation? What if you just don’t

like the software? Having a complete system backup lets you easily restore your system to the way

it was before you began the installation.

While we expect that you will like Suitcase Fusion 8 immensely, we still would rather have you be

safe than sorry.

 

Step 1. Download & install Suitcase Fusion

Download the installer for your operating system from the Suitcase Fusion support page.

Step 2. Launch Suitcase Fusion & Log In

The email address and password you used during the purchase process will serve as your credentials for Suitcase Fusion.

If you don’t have an Extensis account, create an account with the email address you used when you purchased Suitcase Fusion. Suitcase Fusion licenses purchased from resellers will automatically be assigned to your new account when you use the correct email address.

Change your password if you've forgotten it.

 

Did you order multiple copies?

If so, all of your user licenses are managed under a single account. Each of your licenses will need to be assigned to your users online.

  1. Login using your Extensis account email address and password. Change your password if necessary.
  2. Click My Products at the top of the page.
  3. Click the Suitcase Fusion row to reveal your licenses.
  4. In the sidebar, enter the first & last names, and email address for each user.
  5. If they don’t already have an Extensis account, one will automatically be created for them. This is the email address that they will use when signing into Suitcase Fusion.

Please contact our Customer Service team if you have any account management questions.

Getting Started How-To Video

STILL HAVING PROBLEMS?

Refer to these pages for additional assistance:

 

 

 

 

 

Suitcase Fusion 7 & Adobe® Creative Cloud® 2017

The Challenge of Compatibility

Ensuring your design tools work together seamlessly is an ever-present challenge for Graphic Designers, Creative Directors, and any freelance design professional. On any given day, you might see updates from your operating system, your design suite or any number of critical utilities.

The last thing anyone needs is another thing to do.

The Extensis Solution: Eliminate The Compatibility Tail Chase

Extensis Suitcase Fusion 7 completely eliminates compatibility woes by making core platform compatibility – Adobe, Quark, macOS™ or Windows® – central to what we do.

If you can’t manage your fonts you can’t ship your work, and that doesn’t work for anyone. With both Suitcase Fusion 7 you get all new font auto-activation plug-ins for Photoshop®, InDesign®, Illustrator®, InCopy® and After Effects®.

System Requirements

Suitcase Fusion 7

Macintosh

  • Mac OS® v10.9.5 through 10.12

  • Some features require an Internet connection

  • Safari® 7 or the latest release of Firefox® or Chrome™

Windows

  • Windows® 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10

  • Microsoft® .NET Framework version 4.0

  • Some features require an Internet connection

  • Internet Explorer® 10 or later, Microsoft Edge, or the latest release of Firefox or Chrome

Supported Applications

Auto-Activation Plug-in and Extensis Font Panel included for these applications:

  • Adobe Illustrator CS6, CC 2014, CC 2015 and CC 2017

  • Adobe InDesign CS6, CC 2014, CC 2015 and CC 2017

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6, CC 2014, CC 2015 and CC 2017

Auto-Activation Plug-in included for these applications:

  • Adobe InCopy CS6, CC 2014, CC 2015 and CC 2017

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2015 and CC 2017

  • QuarkXPress 10 and 2015

Your fonts managed well with Suitcase Fusion

There are many challenges in your day – demanding clients, complex projects, impossible deadlines, and more.

Something has got to give.

Let Suitcase Fusion remove your font woes and keep you focused on more important tasks.

Works with your setup

Whatever digital tools you use, Suitcase Fusion is developed and tested to support your professional workflow. Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 and QuarkXPress 2016, we have you covered.

The right font, every time

Font Sense technology built into Suitcase Fusion examines and identifies the unique metrics of each font, guaranteeing that the correct font is always used for a document.

As fonts are added to Suitcase Fusion they are scanned using the patented technology Font Sense that fingerprints each font with a unique identifier. This identifier based on specific font characteristics, is unique to this specific version of a font – wherever it exists. When a font is used in a document, the auto-activation plug-ins record Font Sense data in the document, so the next time the document is opened, the precise fonts required for that document are activated.

The Font Manager Trusted Worldwide

Wherever you work – home studio, coffee shop, or business office – you’ll love Suitcase Fusion. Creative leaders in these organizations are already reaping the benefits of font management software with Suitcase Fusion.

 

What’s New:

Suitcase Fusion for iOS

You can now use your fonts on iPad and iPhone!

The Suitcase Fusion bundle now includes an app that syncs your font collection to your iOS devices.

Whether you’re using the newest mobile design tools from Adobe, presenting mobile Keynote or PowerPoint presentations, or merely want to write using your favorite fonts, Suitcase Fusion has you covered.

Cloud-connected with TypeSync

 

Never worry about losing fonts, or transferring them from one machine to another. Save your entire font collection in the cloud, with the Extensis TypeSync cloud service included FREE with Suitcase Fusion 7.

Save your font library in the cloud and it’s then easy to instantaneously synchronize it to another machine. Whether you’re upgrading to a new machine, or simply synchronizing your library to your second installation of Suitcase Fusion (included free with your purchase) TypeSync makes it easy.

Need to quickly synchronize your font library across multiple users? Consider upgrading to Suitcase TeamSync.

Adobe After Effects font auto-activation

 

Auto-activate fonts in professional design applications

With auto-activation plug-ins, missing fonts are no longer a problem. Work with confidence that the precise fonts required are automatically activated when needed.

Build your font mojo

Preview Fonts

 

See it before you use it with detailed font previews.

Organize With Sets & Folders

 

Organize your collection how you see fit.

Eliminate Corrupt Fonts

 

Corrupt fonts begone! All fonts are scanned for anomalies, ensuring problematic fonts stay out of your work.

Find Your Fonts Fast

 

Quickly find the fonts that you need.

Fully Integrates Google Fonts

 

Build an instant font collection with Google Font library connection.

Find Similar Fonts Easily

 

Search your font collection using any font as a starting place.

So much more to love

Easily Manage Adobe Typekit

 

Manage Typekit fonts alongside your font collection.

Fontspiration Included

 

Secure Cloud-Synchronization

 

Easily sync your valuable collection to the cloud with TypeSync.

Create Mockups Faster

 

Quickly mock up font usage samples with QuickComp.

Click & Drag Font Previews

 

Drop previews on the desktop to create Font Snapshot PNG files.

Automate Font Organization

 

Automatically organize fonts into Smart Sets like smart playlists in iTunes.

Activate Fonts by Application

 

Automatically activate fonts when applications are opened.

Add Fonts Temporarily

 

Temporarily add fonts for short-term projects.

Floating Previews

 

Drag previews off to float over other documents.

Synchronize your team

Need to share your library with multiple users across your team?
Need multiple copies of Suitcase Fusion?
Suitcase TeamSync can solve your team’s font management needs.

  • Synchronize libraries across multiple machines using the TypeSync cloud

  • Manage users easily online

  • No server hardware required

  • Use the same, reliable, Suitcase Fusion app as your font manager

  • Automatic software upgrades included

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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