Configuring Extensis Suitcase to Properly Ingest Fonts in Windows Vista
by Jeffrey Sward
 
  1. (This first item directly from Extensis knowledge base) If Suitcase does not have permission to access the fonts' files or the folder in which they are stored, you will not be able to add them. Make sure that your user account or user group has 'Full Control' permission over the folder of fonts you are attempting to add.
  2. => Edit => Preferences => General => select Leave added fonts in place. For some font foundries and/or tree structures, Extensis might not have sufficient authority to copy the fonts to the Extensis vault area. Note: even though Extensis cannot copy the fonts to the vault area (c:/documents and settings/user/application data/extensis/suitcase/Suitcase Font Database.suitcasevault/), generally it is possible to install the fonts into windows (via xcopy or Windows add fonts).
  3. For some font foundries and/or tree structures, Extensis will properly extract all fonts in subdirectories with the "add" command in suitcase. For other font foundries and/or tree structures, Extensis will not extract the fonts from the subdirectories. In this second case, it will be necessary to extract the subdirectory fonts into a single directory (via a series of xcopy) or manually add from each subdirectory.
 

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