Change fonts in Adobe Illustrator
Say goodbye to struggling with finicky font pickers. With Font Switch you can change fonts in Adobe Illustrator directly from Typeface.
SelectionYou can switch the font of selected text frames, a range of selected characters, or a story. To change the font of a full story place the text cursor anywhere in a text frame. Then drag a font from Typeface to your design document.
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Typeface makes the targeted font automatically available to Adobe Illustrator. The font will be temporarily activated, which means that it will be deactivated when you close Typeface (depending on your current settings). This allows you to freely try and switch fonts and you don't have to worry about cleaning up later.
If you want to keep the font persistently activated, you can click on the activation indicator to deactivate the font. Then click it once more to persistently activate the font.
1. Drag and drop a font from Typeface to Adobe Illustrator
When you drag a font to Adobe Illustrator Typeface will check if it has the necessary permission to switch fonts. The following steps guide you through setting these permissions. If you've already given permission the font of the currently selected text in Adobe Illustrator will be changed right away.
2. Allow Typeface to control other apps
The first time you're using Typeface to switch fonts a file access dialog may show up, which asks for permission to communicate with other apps. The correct folder is already preselected, choose Allow to give Typeface access. This has to be done only once. If you have previously given Typeface access you don't have to give access again and the dialog will not show up.
3. Allow Typeface to change fonts in Adobe Illustrator
Security restrictions in macOS prevent communication between apps by default. A dialog to request permission will automatically show up. Choose OK to give Typeface access. This has to be done once for every app you want to switch fonts in. After giving permission the dialog will not show up anymore for Adobe Illustrator and Typeface will continue to be able to switch fonts.
After following these steps you're ready to switch fonts in Adobe Illustrator. You can freely drag fonts to your documents and Typeface takes care of activation and changing the selected font.
If you aren't able to switch fonts make sure the macOS automation permissions for Typeface are enabled. To see if Typeface is allowed to change fonts in Adobe Illustrator follow these steps:
- Choose from the list on the right
- Enable the Adobe Illustrator checkbox underneath
If the checkbox is not available just drag and drop a font to Adobe Illustrator. The automation permission request should pop up automatically.