To install Typefi Designer:
- Sign in to the Typefi FTP. If you use a web browser to access the FTP, visit https://ftp.typefi.com and sign in using your Typefi credentials. If you are using an FTP client, use ftp.typefi.com as the server address.
- Navigate to the
Typefi__Designerfolder. It should be one of the first things you see when you sign in to the FTP.
If you do not see the
Typefi__Designerfolder when you sign in to the FTP, please contact your Solutions Consultant.
- Download the latest Typefi Designer installer. If you are using Windows, download the .exe file; if you are using macOS, make sure you choose the correct installer.
- If your Mac has an Apple processor and you are using InDesign 16.3 or later, use the Mac-ARM installer for the fastest performance.
- If your Mac has an Intel processor or you are using InDesign 16.2 or earlier, use the Mac-Intel installer.
- Open the installer. If you are using macOS and cannot open the installer, please complete the steps in this article.
- Follow the steps in the installer, accepting all defaults; there is no need to change the installation path (
.\Adobe InDesign 20XX\Plug-Ins).
- Verify the installation: Open InDesign and navigate to Window → Typefi. If you do not see Typefi as an option, Typefi is not installed. Please reinstall, or contact your Solutions Consultant for help.
macOS only: Choose a Typefi Designer installer
These instructions apply to macOS only. If you use Windows, use the Typefi_Designer.exe installer.
In June 2020, Apple announced a two-year plan to transition the Macintosh platform from Intel-designed processors to Apple-designed processors in a series of WWDC presentations. Starting with certain models introduced in late 2020, Apple began transitioning from Intel processors to Apple silicon in Mac computers.
You can check which processor your Mac uses by going to the Apple menu → About This Mac.
- On Mac computers with Apple silicon, About This Mac shows an item labelled Chip, followed by the chip’s name.
- On Mac computers with Intel processors, About This Mac shows an item labelled Processor, followed by the name of the Intel processor.
The Typefi Designer installer you need depends on your processor and InDesign version:
|InDesign 16.2 or earlier||InDesign 16.3 or later|
InDesign runs using Rosetta 2 emulation
InDesign runs as a native application
If your Mac has an Apple-designed processor (for example, an Apple M1 chip) and you have updated to Adobe InDesign 16.3 or later, you should use the Mac-ARM installer (arm64_Typefi_Designer.pkg). If you instead use the Mac-Intel installer (Typefi_Designer.pkg), you will see this error message after launching InDesign:
Some of your plugins do not support InDesign in ARM native mode. Launch InDesign in Rosetta Emulation mode to use these plugins.
Rosetta is an optional emulator that enables you to use Intel-based features on Macs with Apple silicon. To launch InDesign using Rosetta:
- Open Finder and navigate to Adobe InDesign you want to open.
- Control-click or right-click Adobe InDesign.
- Select Get Info.
- Select Open in Rosetta.
- Open InDesign as usual.
InDesign may initially take longer to open while Rosetta 2 translates it for use on your Apple silicon computer.
Alternatively, reinstall Typefi Designer using the Mac-ARM (arm64_Typefi_Designer.pkg) installer so InDesign 16.3 or later can run natively on your Apple silicon-based Mac.
Forgot your Typefi credentials?
Your Typefi credentials consist of a username and password, which are used to sign in to Typefi Support, Typefi Server, and the Typefi FTP. Click here to submit a request to reset your password or manage your Typefi credentials.
Can I install Typefi Designer on another computer?
The number of computers you can install Typefi Designer on depends on your license. Please contact your Solutions Consultant for details.