We got new PCs with Windows 7 and installed CS4. InDesign is the product in this package we use most often, but we're having the same problem with other programs in CS4.
We have a ton of fonts that we brought over from our old PCs and we have discovered that bits and pieces of some fonts are not working. What's strange is this seems to be true with Open Type fonts and the True Type ones seem to be OK. I wouldn't swear that's the case with all the fonts, but it seems to be true for the fonts I've explored so far.
For example, in the Adobe Garamond Pro package, roman, bold, and italic were working, but none of the semibolds & smallcaps were.
I tried installing the semibolds & smallcaps to the Windows\Fonts folder. Didn't recognize them. I tried uninstalling the entire Adobe Garamond Pro package and reinstalling it. I re-installed both ways, by the old drag & drop method and by the new way of right clicking and selecting Install. Now the only bit of Adobe Garamond Pro that's working is semibold italic. Roman, bold, italic, smallcaps and all the rest are disabled.
I checked Adobe's online documentation which says:
The Creative Suite 4 installer installs fonts into a default system font directory. Many of these fonts are updated versions of fonts installed by Creative Suite 3. If the installer finds older versions of these fonts in the default system font directory, it will uninstall the older versions, and save them to a new directory. The default system font directory is:
Apple Macintosh: <System Disk>/Library/Fonts
Windows: <System Disk>:\Windows\Fonts
The older fonts will be saved in the new directory:
Apple Macintosh: <System Disk>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/SavedFonts/current
Windows: <System Disk>:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SavedFonts\current
I have this directory <System Disk>:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ but I do not have a SavedFonts folder. I tried creating one and putting font files into it, but it didn't recognize the folder. After restarting the whole system, the folder I created is gone.
Where am I supposed to put my font files so that they work? Is the Windows\Fonts folder the correct place for them? If so, why are only some parts working and others are not?
Thanks for your help!