There are four main ways through which you can organize your fonts in the My Library section: font lists, web projects, digital ads, and folders. Learn how to use these tools to improve your Monotype Fonts experience.
How can I organize my fonts?
There are four main ways through which you can organize your fonts:
- Font lists – Used for desktop fonts, this is the most basic font grouping tool you can use to organize your library.
- Web projects – similar to font lists, web projects allow you to group web fonts together for web projects like websites. Web projects can be deployed online with page view tracking.
- Digital ads - like web projects, digital ads are another way to group web fonts. Digital ads can be deployed online with impression rate tracking.
- Folders - allows you to streamline your library by organizing your font lists, web projects, and digital ads in multi-level, nested folder structures.
You can also find your personal favorites list and a list of all your synced fonts under the Activity Section of the My Library.
How can I use font lists to organize my fonts?
Font lists are one of the many font grouping tools you have at your disposal when it comes to organizing your Library. You can add fonts to font lists to share them with the other users working with you on your creative projects—teams and individuals alike.
How do I create a font list?
To create a font list, begin by clicking the “Create new” button in the sidebar.
Next, select Font list from the Create new dialog.
Enter a Name and, optionally, a Description for your font list.
Finally, click on the “Create” button.
Your new font list will appear in the sidebar. Click to open the fonts in the main view. You can now start adding fonts to your new font list.
How do I add fonts to, and remove fonts from a font list?
You can add individual font styles or entire font families to your font lists using the “Add to” button. You can find the “Add to” button by hovering over the font style or family.
You can add font families and/or styles to lists in bulk from the browse page by ticking the boxes beside the desired font families/styles and clicking the "Add to" button.
The “Add to” button is also available on all font and family pages on your search results, as well as your Favorites and Synced Fonts list.
To remove fonts from your font lists, hover over a font row and click on the cross-shaped Remove icon at the left end of the row.
What are web projects?
Web projects are an organizational tool with sophisticated subsetting and font-hosting workflows. To learn more about web projects, click here.
To create web projects, follow the same steps outlined in How to create a font list. Select Web projects instead of Font list. The process of adding and removing fonts to a web project is the same as adding/removing fonts from a list. Please note, bulk actions are currently not supported for web projects.
What are digital ads?
Like web projects, digital ads in Monotype Fonts are another grouping option for organizing your font library and preparing your web fonts for use in HTML5 ads. They provide the same subsetting and font-hosting capabilities as web projects, except monitoring usage of your fonts based on Impressions your HTML5 digital ads make when you deploy them on various ad networks.
To create web projects, follow the same steps detailed in how to create a font list, but select digital ad instead of font list.
To add and remove fonts to a digital ad, follow the same steps outlined in adding/removing fonts from a list. Please note, bulk actions are not currently supported for digital ads.
How do I organize fonts using folders?
You can use folders and subfolders to neatly organize your font lists, web projects, and digital ads within a multi-level, nested hierarchy. Note that fonts cannot be added directly to folders or subfolders. Fonts must be added directly to a font list, web project, or digital ad.
How do I create a folder?
To create a folder, click the “Create new” button in the left sidebar. In the Create new dialog, click on the “Folder” option.
Name your folder and add a Description (optional).
Afterward, click the “Create” button. Your new folder will appear in the left sidebar.
You can create a subfolder and add font lists, digital ads, and web projects by clicking the “Add folders, font lists…” button below the folder name.
How do I move font lists, web projects, digital ads, and folders?
To add a new item such as a font list, web project, digital ad, or a folder/subfolder to a folder, click the “Add folders, font lists…” button below the folder name.
To add an item to a folder, click the ellipses (⋮) icon beside the list’s name to bring up the action menu:
From the action menu, click “Move”.
You will get a notification informing you that the move will affect sharing access. Click “Continue to move”.
Select the folder you want to move the item to.
You can follow the same steps to move items currently within a folder out to somewhere else in the library structure. Note that an item will inherit sharing access from its new parent folder once moved inside a folder.
Can I control access to a list or folder?
You can control access to font lists, web projects, digital ads, and folders. Visit this article to learn more about sharing, granting, and revoking access to lists and folders.
What are the “Favorites” and “Synced Fonts” list?
Your Favorites list can be found under the Activity section in the My Library view. It lists all the font families you’ve favorited in the past. You can perform the following actions on the fonts in your Favorites list:
- Search for similar fonts.
- Add to font list, web projects, and digital ads.
Your favorites keep fonts that you like and or use often easily accessible. To favorite a font family, hover over a font row and click the heart button.
The Synced fonts list presents a consolidated view of all the fonts synced to your machine via the Monotype Desktop App.