We have a font we use for checks (MICR).
Illustrator cs3 would randomly drop an extra space in the bank account in this font 8% of the time.
Illustrator cs4 when opening files saved from previous versions outlines this font. Which is a bit of a hassle if we need to change the account number.
Any way around this conundrum?
Windows xp pro
Disable missing glyph protection in the prefs and the respective options in the text palette. You have used some sort of custom text formatting and AI is merely favoring appearance over editability. The type engine has been changed in recent versions, that's why older files may yield different results when being opened...
That was the first thing I tried (no soap, though).
I wonder if Illustrator just doesn't like the font. (as I said, about 8% of the time Illy put random spaces into the account line...).