I am creating a book in Indesign ca4 and have placed hundreds of images from Illustrator cs4. These images have unconverted type in them. When i update the font (in FontExplorer X) the files updates fine in Ai. However, when I go to the Indd file nothing changes. If i click on one of the images and relink then the updated font pops in. Now normally when I change anything else in an Ai file it automatically changes in the Indd file or at least shows that the file needs to be "updated".
The problem is that I don't want to spend hours clicking each graphic, going to relink find the file, etc. Also, the font change is mearly the same font with a different revision number and it is difficult to even see if the font has actually updated, I would be blind by the time I finished the process of updating each graphic and verifying that it actulally updated.
I do not want to convert the type to outlines, as this would cause even more time issues.
I don't understand how the this can happen without a red flag happening somewhere along the process, as the previous font that shows up in Indd no longer exists and the file is not embeded, or converted?
I just did a test file in Ai with unconverted type (different font) , saved & closed it.
Placed it in Indd, the type shows up in indd but is not listed in find font at all.
so I would have to think Indd (find font) does not locate fonts in placed images.
But to the larger point, I don't think ID reads the version number if the internal font name and format are correct. I would say that if the font is properly embedded in the .ai file it should output correctly, whether ID thinks the font was modified or not (did you resave the .ai to change the modification date so ID knows it was modified?) What do you get when you export to PDF?
I can not replicate that. I turned off the font used in the test file.
Opened the Ai file, it gave me a message "font not found"
Opened Indd file, and it shows the file with the font and intact, with no fonts listed in "find font"
I am using cs4
What version of AI are you using? That message generally menas that fonts are bing embedded automatically if they have the required permission set.
Ok you did say CS4, and I just checked and it appears that embedding is not optional in CS4 (not sure when that changed -- I don't do a lot of work in Illy), just as it is not optional in ID when exporting PDF.
Peter, thanks for working on this for me I appreciate your heIp. I think what is happening is that when the font is updated it is not acknowledged by the Ai file until it is opened and resaved. Additionally, Ai does not change anything in a file that is resaved unless a change is made. So, what I had to do is open each Ai file and move or nudge some insignificant object or some other change to force an update, then resave the file. Also, if a change is made then undo is selected the file will not update it must be an actual change. Then it will update.