You should clarify what you mean with "Page Information Text"?
When do you see it?
When you check file information under marks the file when printed shows the file name, separation info and date and time printed. This is what I'm talking about
Ok, there is no way to change the font on the user side. But to be honest, I don't see any reason to make any changes here because it will not be printed in a normal case. And I always recommend, not to print out of InDesign, but export a PDF on the first place and print from Acrobat.
There must be someway of changing it, as it was in the Helvetica font since ID2 and is now in the serif face.
Why you recommed not printing direct from InDesign I have no idea as we have been doing just that since ID2 without any problems. We are printers and the file information details are important when printed onto plates and proofs for clients. Your workflow of creating PDFs is not necessary and any exported PDFs would have the file information on them in the same font.
The print presets in ID are perfect for our workflow for printing to different sized plates using our CTP.
Windows or ID must use some particular font from somewhere for this purpose.
Printing is not InDesign's strength. It also needs postscript and it has to be avoided with InDesign: No EPS, no PDF via printing, no Distiller.
Why do you bother which font is on that page? It is not part of the print.
It is part of the print, I thought I just explained that in my last reply.
Maybe someone else on this forum can help me on this as I don't need to be schooled on how to not print from ID when I have been doing it for probably 15 years without any issues.
The info text is part of the marks definition and it looks like you can change the point size and color but not the font. This PDF explains how to customize marks. Not sure if this has changed with newer ID versions.
I'm using CC2014 and the font there is Helvetica
I also have no problems printing from ID, both composite and separations. I think there are many drivers that don't play well—I use a 3rd party RIP with my large format printer and it prints flawlessly.
15 Years wrong practice does not rectify a nasty answer.
It wasn't meant to be a nasty answer but after sending 1000's of print jobs to firstly an Agfa Imagesetter and now a CTP setup direct from InDesign without any issues I think I am justified in making the statements in my replies.
After some testing this morning I may have discovered why the font has changed, We use Suitcase Fusion for font management and a font set containing all our Helvetica fonts which is meant to be permanently activated has been turned off by one of our prepress operators.