Adobe Type Manager (ATM) for Windows is an add-in program that creates
matching screen and printer fonts in Microsoft Windows version 3.0
for dot matrix, HP LaserJet, and PostScript printers. It works in
standard and enhanced mode, but not real mode and gives a WYSIWYG
This package has a built-in soft font installer so that most
Adobe-compatible Type 1 soft fonts can be used. It also supports the
Lasermaster series of printers. This program uses approximately 240K
or more memory depending on the size of the font cache that is used.
The font cache is where built bit-mapped fonts are stored during a
When Adobe Type manager is installed from within Windows 3.00, it does
- It creates two new directories: PCLFONTS and PSFONTS. These are
the directories where .PFM files (font metric file used for screen
display) and .PFB files (printer font file) are stored for the
- It builds an ATM.INI file that contains a listing of available
fonts and internal ATM settings, then copies this file to the
Windows subdirectory. It also copies ATMCNTRL.EXE to this
directory and makes backup copies of the SYSTEM.INI and WIN.INI
files with the .BAK extension.
- ATM edits the WIN.INI and adds font information. For example, it
would add the following under the [HPPCL5A,LPT1] section of the
WIN.INI file if you are using an HP LaserJet series III:
softfonts=4 (or the number of fonts added)
- ATM edits the SYSTEM.INI, and under the [boot] section, it changes
It then adds
a new entry under this section,
If ATM is installed when Word for Windows is not running, delete the
WINWORD.INI file in the Word for Windows directory to update the font
choices and show the new fonts installed.
Type Manager is manufactured by Adobe; we make no warranty, implied
or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
README.TXT, Adobe Type Manager
"PC Magazine," December 11, 1990.
Article ID: 69564 - Last Review: September 24, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
- Microsoft Windows 3.0 Standard Edition