When you delivered your project to your client originally, did you preform a "Collect Files"? You have the option to generate a report (actually, you have the option to generate ONLY the report as well), and in that report is a list of fonts used in your project. The path to the original font won't be in the report, but you will have the name. You could then do a search on your system for a font matching that name. Come to think of it, what OS are you on? Windows has a relatively annoying way of truncating font names. Do you use some sort of font management utility, or do you just have a bunch of fonts loaded into your OS?
Thank you for your response.
Yes the files were collected.
I'll try the report to see if it sheds any light.
Mac OX 10.5.8 AEFX CS3
I use FontBook
Cool. Another way to go, if you're still having issues, is to open FontBook, and close all of the open sets. Then, launch the project, and see what fonts ring up as misisng. Then, after some detective work, you'll probably be able to narrow the culprit down.
FWIW, I use Linotype's Font Explorer, and I love it. It's probably not the source of your problem, but just a side comment.
even better..I did a search within Fontbook for comparable file name..as I don't add and remove fonts constantly
and discovered the font and also discovered why there was confusion in AEFX..the font had been generated in
Fontographer and it's file name did not match error prompt or collected file report
that was better than suffering through the 100's of possible results I was getting in Finder. And Fontbook also provided the path to the exact font used...
..feeling a bit silly...but I think this will work.