3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2014 9:14 AM by jonjon.eiko

    Find/Change Glyph won't change fonts.

    jonjon.eiko Level 1

      Suddenly, huge inexplicable InDesign issue out of nowhere while I'm working under deadline, of course.

       

      Doing a find and change in the Glyph panel, trying to replace all instances of a carrot symbol in Helvetica to a triangle in Zapf Dingbats. InDesign does the find and change, but keeps the font as Helvetica, so I get the obnoxious box with an X in it.

       

      WHAT could possibly be causing this, if not just a bug.

        • 1. Re: Find/Change Glyph won't change fonts.
          Eugene Tyson Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Find

          ^

          Change to

          <leave blank>

           

          Find Format

          <leave blank>

           

          Change Format

          Click the box - select the font you want it to change to.

           

           

          (note if you have a character style applied to the symbol it may not change)

           

          To get it to change

           

          in the find format portion of Find/Change

           

          Find Format

          Click box beneath and select Character Style

           

          Change Format

          Click box beneath and select None for character style

           

          Insert correct font

           

          Say ok

           

          Run find change

          • 2. Re: Find/Change Glyph won't change fonts.
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            You can run a regular find/change for the ^ in Helvetica and replace with formatted contents of the clipboard after putting your triangle on it, too, but it ought to work using the find/change glyphs tab (it does here), so the odds are good that trashing the prefs might fix the problem. See Replace Your Preferences

            • 3. Re: Find/Change Glyph won't change fonts.
              jonjon.eiko Level 1

              That would probably have worked, though it wasn't a character style issue...what i just wound up doing is replacing the Helvetica carrot with an Arial carrot - which worked - and then replacing THAT with the Dingbat triangle, which also worked. Zero idea why. It simply wouldn't let me change Helvetica to Dingbat. Wish I had time to analyze, but...I don't! Thanks though