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Minimum system requirements and font installation instructions
For information on minimum system requirements and font installation, see http://www.adobe.com/go/learn_fontinstall_en.
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.
HistoryDesigned by Paul Renner in 1927, Futura is the classic example of a geometric sans serif type. Its original concept was based on the Bauhaus design philosophy that form follows function. Futura uses basic geometric proportions with no weight stresses, serifs, or frills, with long ascenders and descenders that give it more elegance than most sans serif typefaces. The wide range of weights plus condensed faces provide a variety of ways to set short text blocks and display copy with a strong, no-nonsense appearance.
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:
Futura Std Book
Futura Std Condensed
Futura Std Condensed ExtBd
Futura Std Condensed Light
Futura Std ExtraBold
Futura Std Light
Futura Std Medium
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|
|Futura Std Book||[none]||Futura Std Book|
|Futura Std Book||Italic||Futura Std Book Oblique|
|Futura Std Book||Bold||Futura Std Bold|
|Futura Std Book||Bold, Italic||Futura Std Bold Oblique|
|Futura Std Condensed||[none]||Futura Std Medium Condensed|
|Futura Std Condensed||Italic||Futura Std Medium Condensed Oblique|
|Futura Std Condensed||Bold||Futura Std Bold Condensed|
|Futura Std Condensed||Bold, Italic||Futura Std Bold Condensed Oblique|
|Futura Std Condensed ExtBd||[none]||Futura Std Extra Bold Condensed|
|Futura Std Condensed ExtBd||Italic||Futura Std Extra Bold Condensed Oblique|
|Futura Std Condensed Light||[none]||Futura Std Light Condensed|
|Futura Std Condensed Light||Italic||Futura Std Light Condensed Oblique|
|Futura Std ExtraBold||[none]||Futura Std Extra Bold|
|Futura Std ExtraBold||Italic||Futura Std Extra Bold Oblique|
|Futura Std Light||[none]||Futura Std Light|
|Futura Std Light||Italic||Futura Std Light Oblique|
|Futura Std Medium||[none]||Futura Std Medium|
|Futura Std Medium||Italic||Futura Std Medium Oblique|
|Futura Std Medium||Bold||Futura Std Heavy|
|Futura Std Medium||Bold, Italic||Futura Std Heavy Oblique|
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.
For all fonts of family Futura Std: version 2.071 created on Wed Mar 23 15:59:36 2011.
version 2.070 created 2011/03/23
version 2.045 created 2009/11/23
version 2.035 created 2009/07/28
version 2.025 created 2007/06/13
version 1.029 created 2002/06/05
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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 http://www.adobe.com/go/support/. Outside of North America, go to http://www.adobe.com/go/intlsupport/. Font specific resources include the Font Folio and Type Product Help page and the Adobe Type user-to-user forums.
Adobe, the Adobe Logo, Font Folio, Illustrator, InDesign, PageMaker and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Futura is a registered trademark of Bauer Types, S.A. Windows and OpenType are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Mac, Mac OS and TrueType are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
created 2013 Jan 14