FrameMaker 12 and 2015 fail on systems with significant numbers of fonts...with NO FIX IN SIGHT! AVOID THIS BUGGY PRODUCT! I have waited for several months now for Adobe to work on resolving this CONFIRMED issue, and to date all I get are reassurances that Adobe will eventually work on the issue, but so far, NOTHING! I have a system with hundreds of fonts on it, which I need, and because of that FrameMaker's font selection menus FAIL to work.
The basic issues are these: I have many fonts installed on my system. And, I find that I cannot select fonts successfully in FrameMaker 12 as a result. First, the Format -> Font screen cuts off my fonts by not displaying all of them due to my having too many installed on my system, apparently, making this dialog useless for selecting my fonts. Second, in the Text Formatting toolbar, I can select the font I want in the dropdown, BUT as soon as I select a font that is far down in my fonts list alphabetically, my selection is overridden by some other font that is higher up in the dialog which I did NOT select, effectively making the font selector dropdown in the Text Formatting toolbar equally useless.
Here is a copy of my correspondence with Adobe to date on this issue, where I have only been repeatedly put-off and given useless "reassurances" with ZERO actual remedy:
The Paragraph/Char designer is not a usable solution for a book that has many fonts and is complex, and that is the case with everything I write. It is so cumbersome as to be completely unworkable, in other words....
I need to have a fix for this, as the product is completely useless to me without it. I cannot continue to wait indefinitely for a fix that may never come. You folks have had months to work on this, and unless it's resolved in the near future, I will go public concerning this major FrameMaker 12 (and later) limitation.... Also, I will request a full refund for TCS 5 since I primarily purchased the product for FrameMaker 12, and if I cannot use the latter, I have no use for the rest either....
Subject: RE: Problems with fonts in FrameMaker 12 - Fonts.zip uploaded to "TimHuckabay" folder under PPBU in sjftp.adobe.com
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 23:14:22 +0000
Hope you are doing well…!
We are still working with the product team on this issue, but I cannot assure you about the timeframe for a fix at this moment. In the meanwhile I would request you to use Paragraph/Char designer to apply fonts as a workaround and whenever we have any solution to this problem then I will surely update you.
Appreciate your patience.