Fonts - scrolling through list
What did you do to the font list??????
I don't even know how to describe the issue. I just know it's wrong. And messed up. And needs to be fixed!
Let me see if I can describe my complaint:
1) In the CHARACTER pallet: if you highlight the font name and begin typing another font name, I used to be able to put the first few characters (or even just the first letter), then click on the down arrow and it would bring me to that place in my list of fonts.
For example, I could type “HEL” and it would take me to the first font in my list that begins with HEL. I could either use that font or by selecting the drop-down menu next to the font name, I could see the fonts that were above or below that one in the list and scroll from there if needed.
Or if I typed just an “H” It would take me to the beginning of the fonts with names beginning with H and I could scroll from there and see the little font preview as I went.
No longer does that work. I have to scroll from the beginning of the font list every single time. It’s such a waste of time an extremely frustrating. Sometimes I cannot remember the name of a font but I know it begins with a P. Instead of using the little shortcut that I have used longer than I care to admit, I now have to scroll through every single font that is alphabetically above it to get there.
2) Also, now when you select some text and then sect the drop-down font list - again it starts at the beginning of the font list instead of starting in the list where that particular font is found. It’s the same basic problem as above. It used to take you to the point in the font list where the selected font resides alphabetically. No more. Scroll city.
Please. Please. Please. I am begging you to please fix this back to the way it was. Honestly, I don’t mind change. And most of the time I don’t have any complaints about upgrades because it makes the program better. This however is terrible and really slows down my process.
Thank you for reading all the way through this! Fingers are crossed for a quick fix on this one!!!
We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQ – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html
Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
Adobe. Make It an Experience.
Starr K. commented
Oh, thank goodness, I'm not alone in this.
NOBODY WANTS TO SCROLL THROUGH EVERY FONT. MAKE THE LIST START AT THE LAST USED FONT FOR GODS SAKE.
Seriously? Why can't you guys get it together??? Why are you forcing us to scroll through entire font lists to replace missing fonts and not just setting it up like it is in InDesign???
I'm currently running Illustrator CC 24.0 and still having this issue. Tried resetting prefs, reinstalling, etc. and nothing fixes it... please get this fixed!
I'm currently running 24.0 and I'm still experiencing this problem.
Please fix this issue. I work with hundreds of fonts and I am accustomed to typing in the first few letters to skip to that area in my font list. I've been importing hundreds of new files in from an old artist and replacing fonts. I waste so much time now scrolling through each letter to find what I need. I am using Illustrator CC 24.0 and contrary to the Illustrator response above, I can find no fix.
Johnny Bukkake commented
Thought I was the only one! What a horrendous update. Now every time I use Illustrator, I'm ****** off.
John Bradley commented
Karen: But on the other hand now we've got a spellchecker built into Illustrator, just like nobody ever asked for! (As opposed to the many requests from people who've been using AI for 10-20 years to "stop changing things that don't need changing" and "fix the damned bugs already".)
I can hardly wait to load up v24 to see what new problems have been introduced. And zero confidence that anything involving my personal bugaboo (the insane way character & paragraph styles are handled, and the *lying* values displayed in the controls of the Character and Paragraph panels) has been improved.
I really should bite the bullet and go back to AI 2015 (v21, I think), which was the last one that worked correctly text-wise. But for my $672 per year (!) 'designer tax' I shouldn't have to do that.
Oh. My. God. Please fix this issue. I thought I hated the changes made when CS6 came out, but I long for those days now! When you have so many fonts, this is just very frustrating and aggravating. I just purchased the CC edition last month so if Adobe were trying to fix it, i'm pretty sure it would have been done. I have the same complaints as the others here. Seems to me Adobe isn't interested in making the day-to-day activities for their customers better. Fix these negative comments by making an appropriate change.
The only way i see to optimize the infinite scrolling is to pressing shift key while doing it. It jumps to the next group of fonts on the list. Works for shift key + down arrow key too.
Maybe this will help. In Prefs, go to Type and look for "Number of Recent Fonts:" with a drop down box. If you make this at 0, then Font List acts like it used to for the most part.
It's been a full year since this issue was first posted and it continues to be a problem for me. I'm on CC, so it's up to date all the time, but the issue hasn't been resolved.
God Ashutosh This issue is not solved at all. Is this rocket science!!!! Cant your programmers keep it just the way it was. Its very very frustrating and time consuming.
I can only seem to update to version 22.1 as of today. Is this font menu issue resolved for this version? It's insanely frustrating, and time-consuming, to have to start at the very first font listed every time you want to change a font. Anything?
BTW Cris. You explained the issue perfectly.
I have just downloaded the pre-release version from the link above and it has not been sorted. It is still exactly the same. Very frustrating and time consuming. Please Adobe, put the font menu back to how it was, it's driving me mad scrolling through hundreds of fonts everytime. If it's not broken, don't fix it!!!
Same problem here! Very frustrating. Has anything been done about this?
Same problem and that problem is identical in InDesign - very annoying
Same problem and very frustrating
I don't have the same problem, but it's related. In the Find Font window, fonts are only haphazardly alphabetized. That's a problem for me because I use Helvetica Neue LT Std a lot. Each weight has a number (like Helvetica Neue LT Std 55...) BUT before that comes 66, 63, 67, 65, 46, 43. Okay, it's alphabetical, but when you sort you need to sort by numbers, too!