I'm working on a document that has a lot of glyphs (its Quebec towns and citys)
When i import my Freehand EPS into indesign all the glyphs turn into little black boxes.
Can anyone tell me how to fix it so the characters display correctly? I really dont want to have to go through and convert all this type to paths.
Im using FreehandMX and indesign 3 on a Mac
I don't think you can import an EPS into InDesign with editable text. You could copy/paste from FreeHand to InDesign but the text will convert to paths when you do this. Perhaps ask in the InDesign forum if this is possible.
As to the black boxes, it could be a function of what I just said or the "Include fonts in EPS" wasn't checked in the Setup button of the EPS dialog box.
How are you creating the EPS? There are numerous ways with FH, i.e. 'Save as'...Editable EPS (I don't use this method) or 'Export to'...there are many flavours of EPS (try different flavours, I tend to use the QuarkXpress EPS format, but no matter which one you chose, make sure you enable 'include fonts in EPS' checkbox in the 'settings' area of the save dialog box.
If none of that works and you have access to Acrobat pro, try creating a PDF from your EPS via distiller.
And just so you know, I don't have any probs with FHMX EPS's on Mac OS 10.6.8 (which OS are you using?) and ID5 (but also used them with ID3 without probs)
Good luck and let us know how you get on
Yes, normally i save my FH twice. Once as a .FH11 then 2nd as a .eps for import to ID. of course theres no way to change any settings that way.
I tried the "export to Mac EPS" option and found that the embed fonts option was unchecked.
I checked that and the problem cleared up.
I had no idea that was there, my workstation was supposedly set up properly for me when i started my job.....obviously not.