Adobe® Garamond® Pro Read Me

This document contains late-breaking product information, updates, and troubleshooting tips.

Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions
Font versions
Family information
Release Notes
Known issues
Customer care
Other resources

Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions

For information on minimum system requirements and font installation, see

Font versions

To check that you have the correct font file, compare the font version of your font file to the font version provided in the Release Notes section below.

Family information


An Adobe® Originals design, and Adobe's first historical revival, Adobe Garamond is a digital interpretation of the roman types of Claude Garamond and the italic types of Robert Granjon. Since its release in 1989, Adobe Garamond has become a typographic staple throughout the world of desktop typography and design. Adobe type designer Robert Slimbach has captured the beauty and balance of the original Garamond typefaces while creating a typeface family that offers all the advantages of a contemporary digital type family. With the introduction of the OpenType® font technology, Adobe Garamond has been reissued as a Pro type family that takes advantage of the advanced typographic capabilities of the OpenType® font format. Now this elegant type family can be used with even greater efficiency and precision in OpenType® compatible applications such as the Adobe InDesign software.

Menu Names And Style Linking

In many Windows® applications, instead of every font appearing on the menu, fonts are grouped into style-linked sets, and only the name of the base style font for a set is shown in the menu. The italic and the bold weight fonts of the set (if any) are not shown in the font menu, but can still be accessed by selecting the base style font, and then using the italic and bold style buttons. In this family, such programs will show only the following base style font names in the menu:

Adobe Garamond Pro
Adobe Garamond Pro Bold

The other fonts in this family must be selected by choosing a menu name and then a style option following the guide below.

Menu Name plus Style Option... selects this font
Adobe Garamond Pro [none] Adobe Garamond Pro Regular
Adobe Garamond Pro Italic Adobe Garamond Pro Italic
Adobe Garamond Pro Bold Adobe Garamond Pro Semibold
Adobe Garamond Pro Bold, Italic Adobe Garamond Pro Semibold Italic
Adobe Garamond Pro Bold [none] Adobe Garamond Pro Bold
Adobe Garamond Pro Bold Italic Adobe Garamond Pro Bold Italic

On the Mac OS operating system, although each font appears as a separate entry on the font menu, users may also select fonts by means of style links. Selecting a base style font and then using the style links (as described above for Windows applications) enhances cross-platform document compatibility with many applications, such as Microsoft Word and Adobe PageMaker® software, although it is unnecessary with more sophisticated Adobe applications such as recent versions of Illustrator®, Photoshop® or InDesign® software.

One should not, however, select a base font which has no style-linked variant, and then use the bold or italic styling button. Doing so will either have no effect, or result in programmatic bolding or slanting of the base font, which will usually produce inferior screen and print results.

Release Notes

For all fonts of family Adobe Garamond Pro: version 2.115 created on Fri Oct 19 18:44:13 2012.

version 2.115 created 2012/10/19

version 2.114 created 2012/08/15

version 2.113 created 2012/06/27

version 2.112 created 2011/06/23

version 2.111 created 2011/03/23

version 2.090 created 2010/09/02

version 2.075 created 2010/07/20

version 2.074 created 2009/11/23

version 2.059 created 2009/08/11

version 2.040 created 2007/08/16

version 1.007 created 2001/10/09

version 1.005 created 2000/05/17

Known issues

Customer care

Customer Service
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Support Plan Options and Technical Resources
If you require technical assistance for your product, including information on free and paid support options and troubleshooting resources, more information is available at Outside of North America, go to Font specific resources include the Font Folio and Type Product Help page and the Adobe Type user-to-user forums.

Other resources

Adobe Type Showroom
Index page for all family Read Me files

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created 2013 Jan 14