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    Default Xara MenuMaker

    I apologize in advance if this isn't the right forum... couldn't find one specifically relating to MenuMaker.

    Here's my question... I wanted to change the font used in a menu, but when I went into MenuMaker, the font I wanted to use (ITC Lubalin Graph) wasn't in the list. I can tell that MenuMaker draws from the fonts on my system and I definitely have this font installed and own the license for it so at first I was scratching my head. Then it occurred to me that maybe MenuMaker only displays certain kinds of fonts such as TT. I checked a couple and sure enough, it does seem like MenuMaker only shows the TT fonts and not the OpenType ones (which is what the font is that I wanted to use).

    Is that the case? Is there some way I can get MenuMaker to use the OT fonts? Or am I just out of luck? I couldn't find any TT alternatives to the font I want to use so I'm a bit stymied.

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    Default Re: Xara MenuMaker

    Love that font. Lubalin is one of the great contemporary graphic designers as well as type designers.

    I suspect that Menu Maker uses only True Type or Type 1 fonts, but I do not know this for a fact.
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    Default Re: Xara MenuMaker

    The Menu Maker only uses True Type fonts.

    Remember the program was released in 2004 which was before many Open Type fonts were available for Windows.
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    Default Re: Xara MenuMaker

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Love that font. Lubalin is one of the great contemporary graphic designers as well as type designers.

    I suspect that Menu Maker uses only True Type or Type 1 fonts, but I do not know this for a fact.
    Yes, that's what I was thinking as well. I take it Xara hasn't updated that program? I happen to love it and use it frequently. I'd definitely buy the upgrade if they came out with one to include the OT fonts as well.

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    Default Re: Xara MenuMaker

    Soquili, do you know if Xara plans to update MenuMaker at all? I would love to upgrade to a version that supports the Open Type fonts.

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    Default Re: Xara MenuMaker

    Xara keeps information about development and updates very confidential. Only someone within their development team would know what they are working on.
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