Generating a Font Sample Sheet

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 12, 2020)

Andrew wonders if there is a way to create a document that contains a sample of all the fonts available on a system. This could be very handy for him, as he is looking to format his documents.

Actually, I addressed this task in a different WordTip: Printing a Font List. The tip provides two different macros that can generate such a list. What it doesn't provide, however, is some guidance on third-party software that may help in generating your desired sample sheet. Here are four ideas that you could explore:

PrintMyFonts: https://www.sttmedia.com/printmyfonts
Printer's Apprentice: http://www.loseyourmind.com/pa80.aspx
NexusFont: https://nexusfont.en.softonic.com/
Font Explorer: https://www.karenware.com/powertools/karens-font-explorer

These tools run the gamut. Some of them are free, some are free for a short period, and some of them require payment. Each of them will, at a minimum, provide a font list, but some will do much more than that. If you don't want to use one of the macros provided in the other tip, you should take a look at these third-party options and see if one of them will work for your needs.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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