I'm having a problem with the font Wingdings in InDesign. I have it installed as ttf on my computer, i searched through my harddrives and there's no otf version of that font anywhere. Still, when I open InDesign and use the font Wingdings, in the font selection list it comes up with the otfsymbol on the left side (instead of the TT that's used for ttf fonts).
I'm workning on a project together with another person. When I open his file it says that the font Wingdings (TT) is missing. When he opens my file he gets the message Wingdings (OTF) is missing. He gets this message even when I package the indd-file together with all used fonts. I have no idea how to solve this problem so any help is appreciated.
The main issue is that the right fonts are not attached when I package the file. I'm wondering if this will cause a problem when the I send the file to be printed?
Now you know why Adobe and Linotype decided to rename their fonts with Std and Pro and add the .otf extension when they released the OpenType versions. Microsoft, in its infintie wisdom, went the other route and left the names and extensions the same, thereby confusing things for anyone using programs that care about such things.
On my Windows XP system, in the fonts folder, Wingdings version 2.55 is listed as Wingdings (TrueType) and shows the OpenType icon. When you doubleclick to get the font preview it's listed as Wingdings (OpenType). The font really is a an OpenType font with TrueType outlines (as opposed to Type One outlines). On the other hand, Wingdings 2 and Wingdings 3 show up as consistently TT,and are version 1.5.
I suspect that what's happening is that one of you has the new version installed and one of you has the old version.
Thanks for your replies. But how do we solve the problem?
I'm sending him the font I'm using. It's attached automatically when I package my indd file.
And he's placed those fonts in Adobe InDesign CS4/Fonts. But still it's complaining about missing fonts.
I'm thankful for your replies though. Doesn't seem like a big problem as it probably won't cause any issues with the printer. Still a solution would be nice.
I suspect he'll have to replace his other version with the one you use in the Windows fonts folder, and even then ID may continue to complain. Deleting the AdobeFnt**.lst files (where ** is a two digit number) may help, too.
I had this same problem when i updated one of our macs to new model, i had cs4 runnning on both macs, one g5 running tiger one g5 running snow leopard, when i opened the same job on each computer i had font differences, same as your getting.
MY SOLUTION .... i found that if i uninstalled the fonts and then re-installed the fonts using FontBook on both computers the problem disappears was fixed.
Let me know how you get on
(also if you add the fonts directly into indesign fonts folder this sometimes clears the problem)
All the best