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WYSIWYG Menus

This is another simple, but useful member of the Now Utilize. Its purpose in life (don’t you wish your life was this simple sometimes?) is to display the font menu of your current application in the correct fonts. WYSIWYG Menus displays the sizes appropriately, which is a little less useful, and groups faces in the same family to a certain extent. It does not go as far as Adobe’s Type Reunion, which groups faces from the same family into a hierarchical menu (so you get a menu listing for Helvetica, and from that is a hierarchical menu for Bold, Oblique, Tastes Great, etc.) Nor does WYSIWYG Menus show you any more fonts on the screen at once, as does Eastgate’s Fontina. Not being a graphics person, I don’t own any fonts that come in Oblique or Light or Less Filling, so I haven’t tested much of this. I can get Suitcase II to do the same thing, though I usually don’t because Suitcase II is a little slow on the draw, at least the first time. Actually, I don’t use WYSIWYG Menus at all, because there’s an obscure bug that causes Nisus to crash when WYSIWYG Menus and Now Menus are installed and you click on the desktop without any modifier keys pressed and Now Menus is set to pop-up the menu bar, and well, I said it was obscure, didn’t I? Suffice it to say that I’ve reported the bug to both Now and Paragon, and hopefully someone is fixing it as I write. Nisus does use the Font menu a little strangely, because it includes the entry for Any Font, which is used to tell the Find/Replace that you don’t care what font it finds.

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