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InDesign says my file contains a restricted font, but it doesn't. Why?

Apr 12, 2012 6:18 PM

Tags: #pdf #embedded_font #restricted_font

I'm working on a file in inDesign CS5. I've been text editing and wanted to export to PDF. However, the error comes up that my file contains a restricted font. Furthermore, inDesign is unable to substitute any other font for this font (b/c of glyphs). However, when I search the file to locate where this restricted font is, it is not listed, at all.

 

I'm completely stuck. The file also won't let me create outlines either. How can I fix a font that won't show up in the Find Font tool?

 
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    Apr 12, 2012 6:21 PM   in reply to Ratalie_Nose

    Perhaps the font is referenced in either a PDF or EPS file that you placed into your document and in which the font was not embedded!

     

              - Dov

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 7:58 PM   in reply to Ratalie_Nose

    It could be that you need to restore your InDesign preferences. This tutorial explains how to do that:

     
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    Apr 12, 2012 9:04 PM   in reply to Ratalie_Nose

    In Indesign under the menu "Type" "Find Font" highlight the one that is causing the problem and let indesign show you where it occurs.

     
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