I'm trying to update a catalog in InDesign CS4 and it can't find the Helvetica fonts that were used in the previous versions of the catalog. Is this font not included in the program? Does it have to be purchased separately? If I can't get it for CS4 could someone recommend a similar font that is available? Thanks in advance...
Neil_Keller, Feb 19, 2009 7:06 AM
No Adobe application products, including the Adobe Creative Suites, ship with any Helvetica fonts. InDesign specifically has
never shipped with any version of Helvetica. Helvetica fonts may be licensed from Adobe and other font foundries. (Be careful, different Helvetica versions use varying font names that could require significant editing of your InDesign documents.)
Melissa,<br /><br />What car would be a good substitute for a Chevrolet? <g><br /><br />Can you tell us a little about the type of catalog this is? And what other typefaces are being used? I mean, a well-designed catalog for hospital supplies would probably look different and use a different family of fonts from one used to sell flowering plants and bulbs; or a catalog of medieval print reproductions.<br /><br />Then again, maybe no reason to give up the Chevy.<br /><br />Neil
The catalog features automotive tooling. So, I don't need anything too fancy. Just easy on the eyes. Unfortunately my company has been doing a lot of layoffs so I'm not sure if now would be a good time to ask them to make any purchases if they aren't necessary. That is why I was wondering if there was an alternative font family to use.
I just started working on the catalog using Franklin Gothic for the headings and Myriad Pro for the body. Not sure if I care for the Myriad Pro, though. I'll play around a little more with the fonts I have available. Unfortunately Univers isn't one of them either.