A dfont is a Mac system font, if you are using Windows, you will need to substitute an equivalent font. If you are using a Mac, Helvetica Neue is a required system font and should be active.
I am using windows. If I use a substitute font and then client opens file
in Mac, will the right font apply on his side or will he need to replace
the substitute with the right one?
If I can get on a Mac, can I transfer dfont to a windows version?
Thanks in advance!
On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 12:16 PM, Jeffrey_Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I can't verify this solution but I thought there was a trick where if you put the fonts in the Fonts folder found within the InDesign application folder, that InDesign would recognize them after a restart of InDesign. I can't test this right now though. You can also give this product a try which will convert dfonts to Windows TrueType fonts DfontSplitter « Peter Upfold
Even if you convert the dfont to a Windows useable font, the client will see a font warning while opening the edited document. The best thing to do is use the same font, in a format that is compatible on both platforms: Truetype or Opentype.
If you are working cross plattform you have to limit yourself and the client to OTF fonts, otherwise you will run into problems. Although the Mac can use Windows fonts, Windows can't use Mac fonts, and T1 fonts will cause problems with new OS.
Apple's Helvetica comes from Linotype, but is slightly different from the separate selling versions of Helvetica LT Std or Pro or New Helvetica (in German Neue Helvetica) which are similar.
Hmmm. In that case I may try to open the final InDesing project on a Mac
and apply the fonts.
Do you know if I can open my Windows InDesign program on a Mac? Should I
need to delete it from one and upload it on the on the other?
On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 1:05 PM, Jeffrey_Smith <email@example.com>
I may try to open the final InDesign project on a Mac to apply the files
and send to client.
I only need to find out if I can transfer InDesign from Windows to Mac...
Thanks for your help!
On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 2:06 PM, Willi Adelberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mac and Windows Application are different. If you are a CC subscriber you can download the Mac version and install it as second computer, if you are a CS6 user or older, you need to buy a licence.
I normally work on Windows, and bought InDesign CC to do this translation
project, just for one month.
I wonder if I could use the 30-day trial version on the Mac (which I am
borrowing). Do you know if this will come with full features?
On Thu, Sep 3, 2015 at 2:18 PM, Willi Adelberger <email@example.com>
Yes you could. It contains all of the features.
You don't need the trial. Your subscription allows you to install on two systems simultaneously, as long as it is you using both, and not at the same time. The files you produce, other than the font problems you've discovered, are completely cross-platform compatible. If you limit the fonts to OTF or Windows TrueType they can also be used on both systems.