Greetings all, I recently moved my resume (an InDesign document) from my Mac to my PC as I had to switch laptops for work. Since the Helvetica that was on my Mac is apparently not the same as the one that's on my PC, InDesign reported that it couldn't find the font. Okay, no big problem I thought, I'll just go in and highlight everything and change it to the Helvetica on my PC. So the oddest thing is happening. Certain characters, like the a, o, 1, 2, 3 all appear as a sort of "superscript" (smaller, higher, and the a and o are underlined). I have attached a picture below. So when I type new characters in a paragraph they are the little "superscript" versions. Now if I highlight the character with my mouse, a popup box appears (you can see it in the screenshot) with the "normal" full-sized version of the letter in it that I can select. After doing that, it appears normal.
Now if I highlight an entire word or paragraph and switch it to another font (say Arial) all the characters appear normal.
Also, if I type in the Helvetica font in Microsoft Word, all the characters appear the same size (no weird "superscripting").
So do I have some kind of setting on or could there be some setting checked in my file that I just don't know about? This is incredibly strange to me and I'l like to be able to write a cover letter without having to go back in and individually highlight and "change" 100 characters!
Looks like ordinals are being swapped for the characters. It's an OpenType feature. Try highlighting some of the affected text, then from the OpenType in the Character Panel, turning that off may be what's needed.
If so, highlight all the text and turn it off. Alternately, you can at that point remove all local character formatting by choosing the None/Default character style but you would likely loose any bold, italics, etc.
Thank you! That was it. The "superscript/superior" box was checked. Unchecking that fixed it all.
Glad it worked. Otherwise I would have needed to actually think! It's caught me out before opening older ID files, but I also design fonts so that sort of thing is being tested as I go along in the OT scripting.
Take care, Mike