23 Replies Latest reply on Jun 25, 2018 7:54 AM by rob day

    Using Typekit fonts offline?

    adieu Level 1

      New here. I spend a great deal of time working offline in InDesign, as well as Illustrator and Photoshop. However, when offline, Typekit fonts that I have synced do not appear in the font lists of those programs and must be replaced in the documents that I am working in order to proceed. It's very frustrating. Does anyone know if it is possible to get around this? If not, I will have to stop using Typekit fonts.

        • 1. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
          Ben, Typekit Support Adobe Employee

          Hi Jim,

           

          I'm sorry you ran into trouble here. Typekit fonts should work offline. You just need to make sure you're signed into the Creative Cloud app and your fonts are synced before you go offline.

           

          When you sign out of the CC app, the fonts are unsynced so you just need to sign in and sync before going offline.

           

          I hope this solves the issue. If not, feel free to drop us a line at: support@typekit.com.

           

          Cheers,

          Benjamin

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            adieu Level 1

            Thanks Benjamin,

             

            I admit I am confused. I have never actually signed out of the CC app, though perhaps quitting it and turning off the computer is the same thing.

             

            After I read your reply I shut off my Internet connection and closed InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Then relaunched the apps and Typekit showed up in my font lists. I'm not sure what I've done previously to make the fonts not appear while I was away, but I will try to not do it anymore.

             

            Cheers, Jim

            • 3. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
              Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You should normally never have to quit the CC application. Just shut down your computer, and the CC app will reopen automatically when you turn it on again. If you do need to quit the CC app, do so when you have an internet connection.

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                Bduruman Level 1

                Hi Benjamin.

                I am Signed in, Never Sign Off, But You guys MUST find a way if this service is here to be used as it should be working or?; it shall then be used and not trying out some tricks  to keep those fonts we all are using which is a service made possible for the CC users.

                If this is not the case we have to log in log out try some what ways to get that thing work then just get rid of that Service! we have Jobs to do and not pushing EXTRA buttons to get things work.

                I and Many other Users Are Tired of incomplete services offered and we all are facing Side effects which are holding us from our Work to be done.

                • 5. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                  SRAM Chris Level 1

                  In addition to the OP, the CC application "unsycs" the fonts when it is updating, or as is happening right now, trying to update but is failing. I need to restart the computer just to finish the CC update. It would be nice if the fonts would stay synced during the update process. Or maybe they check in every few days to confirm subscription status?

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                    Mr. Met Level 3

                    Typekit is useless. If it isn't on my HD and I can't manage with FAP or any other font management app. I want them on the HD so I can activate and deactivate as needed. I don't want 100 permanently active typekit fonts in my font list. It's bad enough with all the useless fonts Apple has that are always in my lists.

                    • 7. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                      Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      @Mr. Met,

                       

                      Many people agree with you, or some companies don't allow access to Typekit. You can also purchase the fonts you need with a perpetual license if you don't have the ones you need. More power to you!

                       

                      But for the great majority people I run into in my teaching are really pleased to have access to a lot of fonts they couldn't use otherwise. Just understand that you're probably in a minority position here.

                      • 8. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                        BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                        I agree with Steve. Typekit is far from perfect but it's a damn sight better than spending thousands of dollars on fonts.

                         

                        And you can most certainly manage them with Suitcase Fusion.

                         

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                        • 9. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                          Mr. Met Level 3

                          You're probably right. Maybe it's because I can't manage them or haven't learned how yet. But seeing Levine's post (thanks for the heads up), I have to do a bit more research on FAP. Font bloat is a huge problem when you're trying to work efficiently.

                           

                          As an aside, I'm surprised Adobe hasn't revived ATM which was the first font manager I can recall.

                          • 10. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                            BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                            There's really no sense in them trying to compete in that arena. That's why they left in the first place.

                            • 11. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                              Lapin Routa Level 1

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                              Here's comparasion between Word document and printed pdf. This is bull***t and I don't have time to fight with this. The whole Font-archive it is a marketing joke which works only between designer and print.

                              • 12. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                spddesign17 Level 1

                                While fonts have always been an issue with any design program, TypeKit has to be one of the worst "solutions" Adobe has ever come up with. For anyone who has to work offline—and they are legion—TK interrupts not only the workflow, but the design process as a whole. It not only misses some of the more widely used fonts, but considering I'm paying monthly for this I shouldn't have to sync when I open an application and every time I pause the application to continue later. Adobe's response is, of course, to spend even MORE money and purchase the font; even if for only a one-time use.

                                • 13. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                  TBirdF16 Level 1

                                  Just remember folks, FONT is a four-letter word.

                                  • 14. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                    Trimmertop Level 1

                                    "If you launch the Creative Cloud desktop application while offline, fonts will not be available and will not display in standard font menus."

                                     

                                    This is a really bad situation; are there any plans to have the fonts available when offline?

                                    • 15. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                      BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                                      As long as you synch the fonts they will always be available. You do not need to be connected to the internet to use them.

                                      • 16. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                        Trimmertop Level 1

                                        No, Bob, that is not the case.

                                         

                                        I had fonts synced and working this morning, then at the airport with no WiFi when I opened my InDesign document the fonts were not available - I had to use my phone as a WiFi source so that I could log in to CC and have the fonts available.

                                         

                                        Had I not had the option of using my phone to connect my laptop to the internet I would not have been able to work on the document. Frankly ridiculous.

                                         

                                         

                                        Neil M Montgomery MSc MSc (Research) FRSA FRAI

                                         

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                                        • 17. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                          BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                                          Something’s wrong then. Did you log out of Creative Cloud at any point. That would certainly kill the fonts, but I’ve used Typekit fonts with no internet access many times.

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                                            Steve Werner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                            Bob is correct. I've never had a problem when WiFi is turned off if my login to my Adobe ID is intact.

                                             

                                            Here's a quick example of two Typekit fonts - WiFi shown ON:

                                             

                                            Typekit_WiFiON.png

                                             

                                            WiFi turned OFF: Type > Find Font shows that the fonts are not missing and are listed as Typekit Synced:

                                             

                                            Typekit_WiFiOff.png

                                            • 19. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                              Bevi Chagnon | PubCom Adobe Community Professional

                                              Noticed that there have been a lot of posts in the past year about missing fonts...missing from menus, missing from documents, missing from PDFs even when set to be embedded.

                                               

                                              Something seems to have been changed, behind the scenes, and I don't know what it is, but it's driving my studio nuts.

                                               

                                              Over the last 6 months, half the jobs I open on my Mac or Windows workstations show missing fonts...even for those that are installed on the hard drive and activated, they don't appear in font menus and Find Font shows them as missing. It takes a few attempts of deactivating and immediately reactivating them in our font manager that brings them back. Sometimes, that is. OtherwiseI have to open the job on a different computer.

                                               

                                              And we are always "hot" on the internet at my studio. I personally don't work offline except when I'm onsite at a client's. And our studio works with TypeKit off; it's turned on only in the rare case where we need a font to complete a client's job. Otherwise, we purchase traditional fonts and install them on the workstations.

                                               

                                              I'm getting fed up with TypeKit and Adobe's fonts!

                                              • 20. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                                BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                                                Font manager? Which one?

                                                 

                                                Turn off the autoactivation plugin and see if that helps.

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                                                  Mr. Met Level 3

                                                  Maybe it's me but the last upgrade or two for FAP has left me wanting. Fonts don't activate whether manually or automatically set to activate. After 10+ years with FAP (if not more), I'm hesitant to try Suitcase or some other competitor.

                                                   

                                                  I, too, find typekit an odd duck. I've tried to make a Typekit set so I can track them but it's doesn't seem to work for me. How does one even find them? I enter the phrase "Typekit" and no fonts show up. I suppose I can go to typekit and write down which ones are synced.

                                                   

                                                  The other problem I have is that Tykekit will sync occasionally a font that I already have on my HD which is redundant. I try to be very conscientious about keeping my font libraries organized which can end up being a full time job.

                                                  • 22. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                                    BobLevine MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                                                    I’m not having any issues with Suitcase Fusion 8. That’s not to say it’s perfect but it works fine with Typekit.

                                                    • 23. Re: Using Typekit fonts offline?
                                                      rob day Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                      Maybe it's me but the last upgrade or two for FAP has left me wanting.

                                                      For High Sierra, FAP is now FontAgent and its auto activation is working for me—it still works via application plugins, which have to be kept up-to-date.

                                                       

                                                      I've tried to make a Typekit set so I can track them but it's doesn't seem to work for me. How does one even find them? I enter the phrase "Typekit" and no fonts show up

                                                       

                                                      Typekit fonts do not get copied to your system, you have to sync them via typekit.com (choose Add Typekit Fonts from the Character panel). They can be embedded in a PDF, but if you are delivering an InDesign package the receiving party will have to have a Typekit subscription.

                                                       

                                                      Font Agent lists Typekit fonts, but I don't see any way to activate or deactivate them in sets, which isn't surprising. I think you have to manage the Typekit fonts via syncing and it sounds like Suitcase works the same way. Maybe Bob can confirm that.