Splitting masters into separate files

I was experimenting with forms and I created several masters, but they do not form one font. So I would like to split the masters into separate files now. Is there any way to do this?

Not directly, but you can do the following:

  • Create a new document
  • in the new document, go to Font Info > Masters
  • click the + button in the bottom left and click “Add Other Font”
  • select the master from your other document you want to import
  • delete the empty first master in your new document

Repeat this for ever master you want to transfer to a new document. If you’re familiar with Python, you can also write a script that accomplishes this.

I would do the opposite. Duplicate the file in Finder. Open both and remove the master you don’t need from each file.

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I’m an idiot, that’s of course far more efficient.