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Cannot copy necessary font(s) error when packaging

Apr 11, 2013 7:29 AM

Tags: #error #fonts #indesign #cs6 #package

I am unable to package jobs out of InDesign CS6. I get the message "Cannot copy necessary font(s)", and nothing is packaged. This is hapening to all jobs i've tried, regardless of which fonts they use. I have seen suggstions in other forums to uncheck the "locked" box in the info panel for the fonts, but all of mine seem to already be unlocked, so this does not help me.


I recently updated to OS 10.8 on a new machine, and transferred all my aplications from my  OS 10.6 machine. This is when the problem started. I have since uninstalled Indesign, deleted preferences and reinstalled, but this also did not work.


Any suggestions? Help! Thanks!

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    Apr 12, 2013 5:19 AM   in reply to portfolio1@

    Are you using a fontmanager?  Could the problem lay with the font manager?  I find that packaging fails with illegal characters in file names, i.e. a "/".  I would also reset indesign preferences (probably not the solution, but can't hurt) and repair permissions on your mac.

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