8 Replies Latest reply on Aug 10, 2018 7:12 AM by jmlevy

    InDesign Missing Font

    zacharyc29684053

      I am trying to open an InDesign file, but the file opens up saying that there is a font missing. I'm working on the latest version of MacOS and Adobe InDesign. I've gone through the Mac FontBook to verify that the "missing" font has been installed. The name of the font it says I'm missing is Avenir (T1) 95 Black. Wondering if anyone had any insight on this issue.

        • 1. Re: InDesign Missing Font
          Danny Whitehead. Adobe Community Professional

          Is the Avenir installed in FontBook definitely the same as the Avenir in the document? OS X comes with two Avenir families (Avenir and Avenir Next), but neither use the original Linotype numbering system that the one InDesign is calling for does.

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          • 2. Re: InDesign Missing Font
            [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

            https://forums.adobe.com/people/Danny+Whitehead.  wrote

             

            ...OS X comes with two Avenir families (Avenir and Avenir Next), but neither use the original Linotype numbering system  ..

             

            I am 99.9999% sure that whatever their numbering system is, neither of these two are ye olde "Type 1" PostScript fonts. That is what "(T1)" in the reported missing font name is indicating.

             

            This, in particular, has nothing to do with "latest versions" of Mac OS and InDesign. Quite the contrary -- OP must have used such an old font type in the distant past.

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            • 3. Re: InDesign Missing Font
              Danny Whitehead. Adobe Community Professional

              Oh, definitely. I was thinking that the Type 1 Linotype version (which it looks like was originally used) could at least be fairly safely replaced with the OpenType 'LT Std' version.

               

              Either way, the T1 version isn't the way forward, so a replacement will have to be made at some point.

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              • 4. Re: InDesign Missing Font
                JonathanArias Adobe Community Professional

                i personally would not use/trust font book for professional design work. reason is that the basic font manager that comes with computers is not smart enough to tell fonts apart. as in they may have the same name but their are different types (PostScript, Opentype, Truetype).

                 

                I would recommend for you to start by getting on a professional font manager, there are free ones like FontExplorer or paid ones like suitcase fusion ( comes with a 30 day free trial).

                 

                A professional font manager will keep things segregated for you, and it will not allow you to put anything bad in it. as in a corrupted font.

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                • 5. Re: InDesign Missing Font
                  Danny Whitehead. Adobe Community Professional

                  FontExplorer isn't free, but after trialing that, Suitcase and FontAgent for a month each, a year or so ago, it's the one I settled on and would personally recommend. The exact reasons why have since slipped my mind!

                   

                  Before that I used Suitcase for years, since the demise of the fondly-remembered ATM Deluxe. I'd like to see Adobe return to the font manager fold, maybe with a TypeKit application.

                  • 6. Re: InDesign Missing Font
                    JonathanArias Adobe Community Professional

                    i have use this free one i found:

                    https://blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/articles/10-most-popular-font-managers-for-mac-windows

                     

                    the one called "font explorer x1.2.3"

                     

                    it never asked me to buy an upgrade or anything. Is this something else and its called the same? sorry if i was misleading. I have used it.

                    • 7. Re: InDesign Missing Font
                      Bill Silbert Adobe Community Professional

                      I think that the version of Fontexplorer that Jonathan mentioned does not have the latest auto-activation plug-ins available. I believe that is why I switched to the paid version several years ago. It allows you to install the correct plug-ins as they come out.

                      EDIT: I checked the link Jonathan provided and I'm virtually positive that the one available there is the one that doesn't allow the latest auto-activation plug-ins to be installed.

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                      • 8. Re: InDesign Missing Font
                        jmlevy Adobe Community Professional

                        The Avenir font installed on Mac is a TrueType version, not a Type 1. That's why you get this missing font alert.