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Rename a Smart Collection in Font Books

In Font Book, to rename a Smart Collection that you created, Control-click it in the sidebar, then choose Rename from the pop-up menu.

Display a grid of all available characters for a font in Font Book

In Font Book, to display a grid showing all available characters, symbols, or glyphs for a selected font, choose View> Repertoire, or press Command-2.

Change the language used to display the sample in Font Book

In Font Book, when previewing a font that supports multiple languages, to change the language used to display the sample, choose View> Language.

Use automatic font activation in Font Book

In Font Book, to automatically activate fonts on your Mac whenever they are needed by an application, even if you haven't installed the fonts using Font Book, choose Font Book> Preferences, then select "Automatic font activation".

Change the language used to display the sample in Font Book

In Font Book, when previewing a font that supports multiple languages, to change the language used to display the sample, choose View> Language.

Show the font preview in Font Book

In Font Book, to show the font preview, choose Preview> Show Preview, or press Command-Option-I.

View the Custom preview in Font Book

In Font Book, when previewing fonts, press Command-3 to view the Custom preview.

Restore the standard system font configuration in Font Book

In Font Book, to restore your Mac's standard system font configuration by removing any non-standard fonts, choose File> Restore Standard Fonts.

Preview a font in its own separate window in Font Book

In Font Book, double-click a font's name to preview it in its own separate window.

Make a new Smart collection in Font Book

In Font Book, to make a new Smart collection, Option-click the Add (+) button below the list of collections, or choose File> New Smart Collection.

Change the language used for the sample in Font Book

In Font Book, to change the language used for the sample, choose Preview> Language, then select a different one.

Remove a font with Font Book

In Font Book, to remove a font (other than a System font), select it in the Font column, then choose File> Remove "Font Name" Family.

Search for a specific font in Font Book

In Font Book, click the magnifying glass in the search field to search for a specific font family, style, kind, language, etc.

Hide the font preview in Font Book

In Font Book, to hide the font preview, choose Preview> Hide Preview, or press Command-Option-I.

Create a new font collection in Font Book

In Font Book, to create a new font collection, choose File> New Collection, or click the Add (+) button below the Collection column.

Rename a collection in Font Book

In Font Book, to rename a collection, Control-click its name in the Collection column, then choose "Rename" from the pop-up menu.

View the Repertoire preview in Font Book

In Font Book, when previewing fonts, press Command-2 to view the Repertoire preview.

Detect and resolve duplicate fonts in Font Book

In Font Book, to detect and resolve duplicate fonts in your font library, choose Edit> Look for Enabled Duplicates.

Locate a font in Font Book

In Font Book, to locate a font on your Mac's hard drive, select the font in the Font column and choose File> Show in Finder.

Validate installed fonts in Font Book

In Font Book, to validate installed fonts to determine whether they are safe to use, select a font in the Font column, and then choose File> Validate Font.

View the Sample preview in Font Book

In Font Book, when previewing fonts, press Command-1 to view the Sample preview.

Export fonts from Font Book

In Font Book, to export fonts into their own "Exported Fonts" folder, select some fonts to export, then choose File> Export Fonts.

Use custom text for typeface previews in Font Book

To customize the sample text seen in previews of typefaces and characters in Font Book, choose Preview> Custom, then type the text to be previewed.

Get detailed font info in Font Book

In Font Book, to get detailed info about a selected font, including its hard drive location, font kind, usage license, etc., choose Preview> Show Font Info.

Print a catalog of all fonts installed on your Mac

To print a catalog of all fonts installed on your Mac, open Font Book, then choose Edit> Select All, then choose File> Print.