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Editor 138 wrote:
I have installed fonts in the InDesign folder and in the system folder, in fact, Font Book tells me there are multiple copies of the fonts on the machine.
There is something odd about how the font names show up on that machine.
That's probably the problem....
Sorry to be dense, but what is probably the problem? The multiple copies? I already had Font Book resolve the duplicates, and that didn't make a difference.
When you have multiple copies of fonts with the same name ID can have difficulty determining which is which, and sometimes will identify the same font differently on two systems depending on the order in which the differnt versions were installed. The fact that the "trouble" machine is identifying the the fonts by type as well as name is pretty typical, I think of a case where there are two or more fonts with the same name, but different font types, in use.
OK - so to fix this problem, here's my plan (Please explain a simpler way if that's possible).
1. delete all versions of the related fonts on the "trouble" machine (Belizio, MillerDisplay, etc.).
2. redefine the paragraph styles in the templates
3. install the correct fonts in "trouble" machine
4. test the templates on all the machines, and if necessary, I suppose I'll have to delete and reinstall fonts on other machines.
When there are TT, T1 and OTF versions of a font, which would be the preferred version for ID?
Thanks for your help.
Opentype should be used if it's available.
And it wouldn't hurt to clear font caches on the trouble machine.