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The ArialMT Font is not available, print color inconsistent

Aug 24, 2013 5:13 PM

I just started to review a document created by our tech writer, and I'm getting error messages.

1) ArialMT Font not available

2) a whole bunch of print color XXX inconsistent.

 

The tech writer says that no fonts were added and can't explain why all the color inconsistencies exist. 

Can anyone shed some light on this?

 
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    Aug 25, 2013 7:04 AM   in reply to sheflin_framemaker

    > ... a document ...

     

    A single file or a book?

    I'll assume a single file.

    If you save it as a MIF, you can search for the named problems.

     

    > ... Font not available

     

    Search this forum for "missing font" for the full pantheon of possibilities. The usual suspects are imported objects that can encode font declarations, such as Text Insets, DWG, DXF, EPS, PDF and possibly SVG.

     

    > a whole bunch of print color XXX inconsistent.

     

    A sample name of "XXX" might have been helpful, like "AutoCAD Color 1".

     
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    Aug 25, 2013 7:10 AM   in reply to sheflin_framemaker

    Most likely the creator of the doc has the font on his/her system, but you

    don't -- so it's flagged as missing on your system. Quickest fix is to

    install it, but if you're only reviewing it, the missing font will be

    substituted on your system with a look-alike -- no actual content changes.

    Safe to ignore.

     

    The color messages are the same -- safe to ignore unless you are doing

    production printing. What it means is that the default FM color definitions

    have changed / been modified. Could be something as simple as a .PNG

    graphic importing new mixes of RGB.

     

     

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    Aug 25, 2013 8:40 AM   in reply to Error7103

    It is a book containing 14 FM documents.  Upon setting up the Table of Contents, a log file is generated with every path/file in the book as a blue colored link, and under each link:

      Print setting for color Dark Grey is inconsistent

      Print setting for color Pale Green is inconsistent

      Print setting for color Forest Green is inconsistent

      Print setting for color Royal Blue is inconsistent

      Print setting for color Mauve is inconsistent

      Print setting for color Olive is inconsistent

      Print setting for color Salmon is inconsistent

     

    I need to figure out how to eliminate these messages in order to get it to print properly no matter which workstation checks it out of Document Control.

     
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    Aug 25, 2013 9:21 AM   in reply to SteveHeflin

    Find one component file in the book that has the color settings you want

    the book to use --- your source/template/master file.

     

    Select the target files in the book, and do a File > Import Formats,

    specifying only the color properties from the source file.

     

    Save all after the import and you should be in good shape.

     

    Art Campbell

              art.campbell@gmail.com

      "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and

    a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson

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                                                                   DoD 358

     

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    Aug 25, 2013 1:42 PM   in reply to Art_Campbell

    1)  I don't see how to determine which component file has the color settings I want.  All 14 files are listed.

    2)  The unavailable font is confusing.  Upon opening the problematic file, FM issues a dialog "Document <name> uses unavailable fonts.  To reformat the document using available fonts, click OK".    I click okay and save the document.  Upon opening the document again, the exact same dialog reappears.

     
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    Aug 25, 2013 2:39 PM   in reply to SteveHeflin

    1. Unless you know one file is "right" and the others aren't, it doesn't

    matter.. make a backup copy and go on. You want consistency and this is how

    you get it.

     

    2. That's right. The software is protecting the original files from format

    modification by you because your system doesn't have the correct fonts.

     
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    Aug 25, 2013 3:17 PM   in reply to Art_Campbell

    Your reply does not make sense to me.  The dialog says "to reformat the document using available fonts, click OK."  I click OK and then save the document as a different file name.  I then open the new file name and the document has NOT been reformated using available fonts!

     
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    Aug 26, 2013 8:49 AM   in reply to SteveHeflin

    Steve,

     

    You need to check your FM Preferences. In order to make the font changes permanent, the "Remember missing font names" option needs to be temporarily turned off. The font substitutions listed in the console window will then be permanent when you save the document.

     

    Regarding the colour inconsistency, FM uses the first file in a book as the metric to check against the other files. Import the colours from that file into the rest of the files of the book to get rid of the inconsistency messages.

     
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    Aug 26, 2013 10:14 AM   in reply to Arnis Gubins

    Thank you!  Finally an answer that makes sense!

     
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