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WMF format equations available/missing fonts not displayed/alerted

Jul 30, 2013 4:33 AM

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.

 

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Indesign CS5.5

OC - Windows XMP

Equation Software : Math type

Format: WMF

 
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    Jul 30, 2013 4:54 AM   in reply to Sen.Soft

    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.

     
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    Jul 30, 2013 9:06 AM   in reply to Sen.Soft

    Try to open them in Illustrator and save as ai/pdf on Computers where the font is installed.

     
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    Jul 30, 2013 12:44 PM   in reply to Sen.Soft

    These missing fonts don't show up in either Find Font or Live Preflight?

     
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    Jul 30, 2013 10:03 PM   in reply to Sen.Soft

    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.

     
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    Jul 31, 2013 2:22 AM   in reply to Sen.Soft

    The Illustrator workaround was not supposed for creating new equations but to make a lot of existing wmf files printable in the most shortest time possible.

     
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    Jul 31, 2013 7:28 AM   in reply to Sen.Soft
    ...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.

     
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