ARCHIVED: What is Adobe Type Manager?
Adobe Type Manager (ATM) is a font management tool available for both Mac OS and Windows, and produced by Adobe. The freeware version, ATM Light, smoothes the on-screen appearance of Type 1 and OpenType fonts, and performs font substitution when documents require fonts that aren't installed. This ensures that fonts look good on screen and in print, even on non-PostScript printers.
You may download ATM Light at the following URL (registration is required):http://www.adobe.com/products/atmlight/index.html
Note: PostScript font support is built directly into Mac OS X and Windows 2000 and XP; therefore, ATM isn't necessary for basic font usage. ATM Light is required for all other versions of Mac OS, including Mac OS X Classic, as well as for previous versions of Windows. It is also required for Windows 2000 if you use Adobe's multiple master typefaces and want to create custom fonts.
A commercial version of the program, ATM Deluxe, expands upon ATM Light's capabilities. For more information about ATM and Adobe's other font utilities, visit the Adobe Type Library page.
Last modified on November 01, 2008.