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Adobe Type Manager

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Stargirl2525, Nov 18, 2001.

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  1. Stargirl2525

    Stargirl2525 Thread Starter

    Sep 18, 2001
    I'm trying to free up some space on my hard drive and am looking for programs that I don't need/use. I'm not even sure when I installed Adobe type manager or where it came from. Can I uninstall without major problems to my system? I am running windows ME.
    By the way, exactly what does the type manager do? I've never used it. Thanks a lot.
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

    Mar 19, 2001

    This is about Adobe type manager:


    I don't like uninstalling Adobe products, myself. They seem to cause too many problems.
    As for clearing your hard drive, have you emptied your Tempory Interent Files lately? Tools | Internet Options. General tab. Under delete Files, DON'T delete offline content

    Also, empty your temp folder in windows.

    Maybe someone else has some info on Adobe's product. Mind you, its usually Acrobat that the trouble is with. Have you still got the downloaded program somewhere?


  3. Anne Troy

    Anne Troy

    Feb 14, 1999
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    Adobe Type Manager (a/k/a ATM) is installed (I believe) with PageMaker and perhaps with Illustrator and/or Photoshop. If you don't have any of these programs installed, I have reason to believe you can safely uninstall ATM.

    ATM provides post-script fonts for use (primarily) with Adobe and other graphics programs, as opposed to the Microsoft-type TrueType fonts. Though many programs are capable of using either/both. TrueTypes have a file extension of ttf, while ATMs have an fon file extension for use, and then another extension (I forget) for viewing on-screen. Anyway, if you uninstall ATM, you might want to make sure you delete the fonts too by searching for fon files. You'll find those other files in the same directory. Same name, different extension.

    Hope this helps.
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