Using custom fonts in the cards you design for your Adobe Digital Publishing Solution app is as simple as dragging the font files into the Add Font pane, accessed from the Content & Layouts>Fonts section of the DPS Portal. Fonts added are then made available from a drop-down list when creating the metadata fields in cards designed in the Card tab, or when using the Content & Layouts>Layout Templates feature to design layouts and cards.

To Add Custom Fonts to a Project

  1. Sign in to the DPS Portal.
  2. Select a project from the projects drop-down menu at the top of the portal window.
  3. Select Content & Layouts in the navigation rail on the left.
  4. In the Content & Layouts section, select Fonts.
  5. Click the Create New Font icon.
    drag and drop font
  6. To add a font, either click and drag the font icon to the empty windows seen above or click the Browse button to search for and open the font files. Note: The font name is added automatically.

Any fonts added are now available from the drop-down menu when creating or editing cards in either the Card Properties>Metadata Style pane in the Card tab, as shown below, or in the new Content & Layouts>Layout Templates section when designing cards and layouts.

card font drop down

Check out Adobe’s Using Custom Fonts in Cards and Using Layout Templates to Create Cards and Layouts pages for more information.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.