Typefitter Support Center

Typefitter, by Typefi, is an intelligent typography plug-in for Adobe InDesign that simplifies the task of setting beautifully-spaced type. Typefitter enables you to define type­setting rules, then apply them easily via Type­fitter’s powerful Copy­fit slider. Typefitter can also quickly search your content to find common typo­graphic issues and recom­mend fixes for them.

Typefitter is available in different editions depending on your typography needs. For a comprehensive features comparison, see compare Typefitter editions and compare Typefitter 5 versus Typefitter 4.

Current version: 5.8

(released 7 May 2024)

Supports: InDesign 2024, InDesign 2023, and InDesign 2022

(on Windows and macOS for both Intel and Apple Silicon)

Artwork is based on Letraset/Letragraphica 60 pt ITC Lubalin Graph Bold (LG2101).
Based on Letragraphica Lubalin Graph Bold, 60 pt (LG2101).ITC Lubalin Graph was designed in 1974 by Edward Benguiat, Herb Lubalin, Antonio DiSpigna, and Joe Sundwal, and is a registered trademark or trademark of Monotype ITC Inc in the US and/or other jurisdictions.

Quick answers

We’re glad you asked! 😀

Typefitter is an intuitive plug-in for Adobe InDesign that adds a user-friendly panel to your workspace. Typefitter’s features make it easy for anyone—beginners to experts—to deliver beautiful typography.

Typefitter finds common typographic issues in your document and then recommends fixes for the issues. With Typefitter, you can easily manage overset text, unsightly short lines at the ends of paragraphs, white space rivers, paragraphs with widowed and orphaned lines, and even widowed and orphaned table rows, numbered list items, tables of content entries, and index terms with ease.

Absolutely! 😀

Typefitter is a free download. Click the orange Download button at the top of the screen to download Typefitter for macOS or Windows. You can trial Typefitter Professional for six weeks with no limitations! Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Yes! 🥳

Typefitter’s copy fitting, using either the Copyfit slider or automated rules in a Typefitter Profile, works its ‘magic’ using overrides (local formatting). So, you are safe to send Typefit documents to your colleagues or a print service provider without worry.

But, Typefitter’s highlighter effects for tightened or loosened text or white space rivers require Typefitter. That is, you (or they) must have Typefitter to see those visual effects. But, again, not having Typefitter won’t break or undo your copy fitting.

Two. ✌️

You can install and activate Typefitter on up to two computers (Windows or macOS) used exclusively by the same person.

For example, if you have a computer only you work on in your office, and your own computer at home, you can install and activate Typefitter on both computers. If you get a new computer at home and you want to install and activate Typefitter on it, you'll need to deactivate Typefitter from your old computer.

If you can’t access your old computer (for example, it was lost, damaged, or stolen), don’t worry. We can help. Just provide us with the email you used to subscribe or any other identifying information (order number or serial number) and we'll deactivate your licence for your old computer for you.

Good question. 🤔️

Fix and Fix All are exclusive features of Typefitter 5 Professional and give you quick access to apply the automated rules in the active Typefitter Profile.

Profiles (the successor to Typefitter 4’s Typefit Styles) both change how the Copyfit slider tightens or loosens your H&Js, and apply powerful automated copy fitting rules to ‘magically’ fix typographic foibles.

For a comprehensive feature comparison between Typefitter 5 Professional vs Typefitter 5 Standard, seeTypefitter 5 editions.

Getting started

We’re so excited! 😁

Click the orange Download button at the top of the screen to download Typefitter for macOS or Windows.

  • If your Mac has an Apple processor and you are using InDesign 16.3 or later, use the macOS (ARM) installer for the fastest performance.
  • If your Mac has an Intel processor or you are using InDesign 16.2 or earlier, use the macOS (Intel) installer.

Typefitter has a free 6 week trial so you can really get to know Typefitter and decide whether it’s useful before purchasing a subscription!


Good question. 🤔

If you found Typefitter useful during your free 6 week trial, you will need to purchase a subscription from our website and then activate Typefitter by selecting Typefi → Activate Typefi Plugin from InDesign’s Help menu.

If Typefitter wasn’t useful, please see How do I uninstall Typefitter? below. And if you have the time, please let us know what we could have done better.

We’re sorry it didn’t work out. 😢

First, close Adobe InDesign. Then follow the steps below for your platform:


  1. Click the Search icon in the Windows taskbar, and type “Apps and Features”.
  2. Select Typefi Typefitter, and click Uninstall.


  1. In Finder, go to Applications → Adobe InDesign → Plug-ins → Typefi.
  2. Drag the Typefitter 5 folder to the Trash.

If you have the time, please reach out to let us know what we could have done better.

Oh no! 🤕

If you are experiencing an issue installing or using Typefitter, to help us to more accurately understand the problem and resolve it for you, please provide as much of the following as possible when you reach out:

  1. A full description of what you were doing, what happened, and what you thought should have happened instead. Please mention any error messages you encountered.
  2. Your operating system version (for example, “macOS Monterey version 12.4”), InDesign app version (for example, “InDesign 2022, version 17.2.105”), and details on any third-party InDesign plug-ins you’re using. The secret Component Information dialog has this information; hold down the Command or Ctrl key while selecting About InDesign from the InDesign menu (macOS) or Help menu (Windows).

Bonus: A Loom or Jumpshare screen recording is really helpful!

Sales questions

You can purchase Typefitter subscriptions through our website.

Our online store accepts credit and debit cards, PayPal, and Amazon Pay (depending on your region). If you have special circumstances, or you need to use an alternative payment method, please reach out.

If you need to print a copy of your original order invoice, want to update your account details and payment methods, or you’ve received an email notification about an upcoming subscription billing and you want to cancel your subscription, follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://typefi.com/activate.
  2. Click Manage Subscription.
  3. Enter the email address you used when you originally subscribed and click Continue.
  4. Check your email inbox for a magic link, which you can use to get into your FastSpring account.

If you need assistance, please reach out with whatever information you have to help us look up your subscription.

Typefitter subscriptions are processed by FastSpring and will appear as FSPRG on your financial statements.

Order confirmations and renewal notices will be sent via email from mailer@fastspring.com. Please add mailer@fastspring.com to your contacts or list of safe senders to ensure these messages reach your inbox.

If you have any questions about your subscription, please reach out. We want to help.

We believe that no one should have to buy our software in order to find out how well it works. Typefitter can be fully evaluated with no limitations in capabilities prior to purchase, and we strongly encourage you to take advantage of the six week trial period. If need assistance or have any questions about Typefitter, please reach out. We want to help.

If you would like a refund, please reach out within 14 days of your subscription. Refunds are issued on a case-by-case basis.

We do not sell or rent any of your data to third parties. For complete details, read our full privacy policy.

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at privacy@typefi.com.

Activation Issues

Activate Typefitter by selecting Typefi → Activate Typefi Plugin from InDesign’s Help menu. Be sure to enter the License ID & Password exactly as they were sent to you. If this fails, take a screenshot of the Typefitter License window and send it to us.

Lost your license key? If you’re unable to find your license, we can look it up for you with your email.


Here’s a sneak peak of what’s coming up next:

  • Up nextTypefitter Professional will add support for fixing widowed and orphaned lines. But wait, there’s more… Typefitter Professional will also fix widowed or orphaned table rows, index entries, and tables of contents!
  • In developmentTypefitter Professional will expand its repertoire to include text frame adjustments so you can intelligently (and automatically) run spreads long or short or adjust spacing between or before footnotes.