Previous versions of InDesign offered users options to filter their font lists to show just their favorite fonts or synced TypeKit fonts. Additional filtering features added in the CC 2018 release and accessed via the font widget in the Character and Control panels have taken that functionality a few steps further. Long font lists can now be filtered to show similar fonts or fonts in the same class.

Viewing Similar Fonts

Clicking the Apply Similarity Filter button (circled in orange in the image above) creates a list of fonts similar to the chosen font. InDesign searches for visually similar fonts and places the most similar font on the top.

Filter Fonts by Classification

Filtering fonts by classification will narrow down the number of fonts listed to similar types. Filter fonts by choosing from the following classifications in the Filter drop-down menu: Serif, Slab Serif, Sans Serif, Script, Blackletter, Monospace, Handwritten, and Decorative.

InDesign users with hundreds of fonts will certainly appreciate how easy font searches can be when using these new font filters.

Check out our handbook, Using Adobe InDesign CC 2018, to learn more!

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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.