I was given a InDesign file (IDD) with a barcode font on the form that was designed on another computer. On my mac, the barcode only shows up as numbers, example: *5961-15644*, because I don't have the right font on my computer. The first font dropdown box says [Code39] and the dropdown box underneath that says [Wide Regular]. I have found Code39 but it is only Regular. Does anyone know where I can find this EXACT font, preferably for free? I need this so that when I send it back to the other computer, the barcode will still show up.
Thanks in advance!
I imagine you could buy that font...somewhere...but that doesn't seem to be what you're asking. Actually, the problem you're having is one of the reasons to avoid using barcode fonts. It's much better to just install barcodes as graphics, and you never have to worry about font availability/substitution.
As a way out of your jam, you could generate a new Code 39 barcode at Terry Burton's excellent Free Online Barcode Generator, and embed it in the file, ridding it of the font dependency.