27 Replies Latest reply on Jul 27, 2016 11:34 AM by Dov Isaacs

    Missing fonts in PDF placed in InDesign

    it@caotti.net Level 1

      I was sent a PDF to make slight changes to it. Since the changes were so minor and relatively few, I thought it would be easiest to just place the pages of the PDF into an InDesign document and put white boxes over what needs to change.


      I just noticed the Preflight panel says I'm missing Arial and Times New Roman which I know I have. I tried doing "Find Font" to replace the missing Arial with my Arial, but "Change" is grayed out so I'm thinking the fonts must not be properly embedded in the PDF.


      I'm not sure if they have the original document the PDF came from (and if they do, it might be in Word). Is there a way I can fix this either in InDesign or with Acrobat?


      Or, if I don't fix it, do you think that the missing fonts will not print properly?