WMF format equations fonts are not displayed in the applications, If any fonts used on that equations is missing in the system the indesign will not show/alert any missing font warring to the user and the substitute fonts replaced automatically for the missing fonts, Because of this the output PDF comes with wrong fonts. How to fix the equation font missing issue in Indesign.
Your suggestions are welcome.
OC - Windows XMP
Equation Software : Math type
Best practice would be not to use WMF at all in InDesign.
WMF cannot embedd fonts, so the second best practice would be to use a WMF without live text.
Best would be to use ai or pdf files.
What other format can Math Type export?
// I did have a look on Softonic's web site. They write that Math Type can export EPS. Use that!
/// If you have also font embedding problems with EPS take care that you use fonts which allow embedding (not every font does) and put the EPS in the Distiller with some kind of setting without color conversion and make a PDF of it, then use this PDF. The PDF should be dcreated on a computer with the same fonts available which you have used with Math Type.
Thanks for your effort to suggest on this,
We are planning to move to eps format for equations in future titles but currently we have some live titles with the WMF equations (more than 5000) pages, with more than 1000 equations, All the equations are created in WMF format. We used different systems for this tiltes, So that font missing issue will may occur, we need a check point to fix/alert on this.
Is there any plug-ins or scripts or technics to fix this.
Thanks in Advance.
Yes, both options not showing the missing fonts for WMF equations. Only we can know by open the equations in mathtype it gives the missing font alert. But its not good to open each and every equations to ensure the fonts availabiity.
Can you try to open them emf/wmf in Illustrator? If the fonts are ok, save it as ai. If it works with some complicated test files you can set up an action in Illustrator and let it run over all other files.
We are using mathtype for editing/creating also export the equations to mathml for XML purpose,
Note : We extract mathml codings from equations for XML purpose. (Hope Mathtype is best for this).
Illustrator is not required for us.
...currently we have some live titles with the WMF equations (more than 5000) pages, with more than 1000 equations, All the equations are created in WMF format.
What is the format of the original manuscript (in which the WMF equations reside)? Surely these weren't originally created from scratch in MathType, then inserted directly into InDesign? Did the author use Microsoft Word perhaps? If so, MathType includes some additional features that only work with Word, and these additional features may prove helpful to you. Any additional information about your workflow would be helpful to us in understanding your situation.