How do I create a PDF catalog of fonts installed on my computer?

Shane Harris June 20, 2013

I was wondering if there is a way to create a catalog (with font name and sample) of all the fonts on my system?

I would like the result to be a PDF.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  1. ha14
    June 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    FontViewOK also portable
    when printing choose a pdf printer like suggested above by Oron

  2. Oron Joffe
    June 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    There are two parts to your question: 1) font-cataloguing, and 2) creating the catalogue in PDF format.
    1. There are many font-listing applications available which will do what you ask. For example, Font Xplorer, AMP, Font Xplorer and Font Viewer.
    2. To save a catalogue as PDF rather than print it on paper, simply install a PDF printer driver such as PDFill FREE PDF TOOLS (Free)", PDF Creator or Cute PDF Writer. With one of these (or similar) installed, "print" your catalogue and choose the PDF driver you installed as your printer. The driver will convert the document to PDF and will prompt you to save it to disc. Job done!

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      June 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      Oron, you mentioned Font Xplorer twice. I personally recommend NexusFont.
      As far as the direction goes, Oron's advise is the best way I know. I've never found any font cataloguing software capable to create a PDF catalogue without the help of PDF printer driver.

    • Oron Joffe
      June 20, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Lisa, thanks for pointing this out. The second instance was meant to be AMP Font Viewer. Something must have gone wrong when I copied & pasted...

    • Shane Harris
      June 21, 2013 at 5:51 am

      Thanks guys,

      Do you know if any of these apps can list fonts from a folder that are not currently installed on your system and print these?

      I have tried an app called Suitcase Fusion but it couldn't handle my font library (I have over 600,000 fonts).

      I am just looking at the apps you have listed now.

    • Oron Joffe
      June 21, 2013 at 9:06 am

      Some of them do (read the product descriptions), but I have no idea if they can handle 600,000 fonts!

    • ha14
      June 21, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      FontViewOK does list from folder

    • Bam
      July 12, 2013 at 5:45 am

      I've only used FontXplorer in the past, but that can list uninstalled fonts as well as installed fonts.

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