send him your font so he can replace his.
I have sent him the font - it's the exact same font we are both using. I only purchased it. And I sent it to him to use in the presentation.
But on the Mac it goes like that - and even stranger in some places. Yet on my PC it outputs just fine and on screen it looks fine.
To be clear - I downloaded the font, installed it on my computer. Sent the font to the Flash designer to use in the presentation.
On his Mac the text goes wonky as in the picture and publishes exactly like that.
On my PC it displays perfectly fine and publishes without any issues.
Adobe Flash isn't cross platform with fonts - period. An FLA originating on the Mac can have text that looks weird on the PC too. I know of no workaround at all.
So you're saying Open Type fonts don't work on a Mac in Flash?
That does not sound right. Open Type fonts are meant to be cross platform.
The Mac guy installed the fonts on the Mac from the same ZIP folder that fonts came in for me. I unzipped my fonts and installed them on my Windows machine - and he unzipped the same folder on his Mac and installed the fonts.
Yet the font in his Flash CS5 behaves as in that screen shot. And on my PC it behaves normally. Yet the file originates from the Mac - from scratch.
So basically are you telling me that Open Type fonts do not work in Flash on a Mac?
They work fine on the Mac. What I'm saying is something that originates on the Mac and looks fine on the Mac might look screwed up on the PC. Something that looks fine on the PC that originated on the PC might look screwed up on the Mac.
I use a Mac. Sometimes I'll get a PC FLA file and the text looks weird even though it's the same exact font file on both computers. I have to go into the text symbols, select the live text, then reassign the font to the exact same font name.
I have never figured out how to not get this issue. In other applications, like Illustrator, you don't see this issue. The text looks the same cross platform. But Flash has this issue. I don't know how to avoid it.
This is Flash's fault.
You really need to understand the issue and I've been clear about it from the start.
The guy on the Mac originates the file, period. He has the font - the exact same version as I. Yet on his Mac where he started creating the File the font goes wonky like that.
I open it up on the PC and it's fine.
So for some reason the font on the Mac is not working.
At this point I'm convinced it's not a Flash problem but a font issue on the Mac.
Open Type fonts are cross platform.
There is no need to do any conversion.
I am having the same problem with an OpenType font in Flash CS4 and CS5. I have attached an image. This is live text using an OpenType font. If I switch to a font that isn't OpenType, it looks fine.
I've used this font for months for a client with no problems at all. This is new, which means something was updated recently that caused this problem. Illustrator doesn't have this problem, using the same exact font. Photoshop doesn't have this problem, using the same font.
I just figured out that if you quit Flash and relaunch it, that will sometimes fix the problem. It's weird because this issue can happen with just the bold version of the same font, but not the regular or italic, etc.
So I launched Flash, and the OpenType font in Light looked great, I switched it to Medium and it gave me that weird issue. I quit Flash, relaunched it, loaded up the same file and the Light had the issue.
I think it has something to do with what Flash does when it launches and loads the fonts. Maybe putting the font in the System instead of the User Folder will make a difference?
Try quitting Flash and relaunching and see if it makes any difference.
O h bugger I forget a fact.
You're right it's only with one particular weight in the font.
In Light, Light Italic, Medium, Black, Black Italic it's all fine.
It's only when using BOLD of the weight in Scene Pro.
And the mac does the same thing as the pic posted above (stretched type) in just that weight BOLD - no other weight.
Ah thanks so much. That's what I feared the most - thanks for confirming
Did you downgrade OS X? I'm afraid to do that!
It's weird that Adobe states that you can downgrade to 10.6.6 and gives you a link to that Combo Update, but that update doesn't work if you have 10.6.7. You have to reinstall OS X and then use that combo update.
This reinforces the glaring hole in the Mac OS that is the absence of a system snapshot feature. If you update OS X with a new system update, you are in Vegas because even Apple's own pro software has broken after a Mac OS update and there is no easy way back at all.
Eugene, try quitting Flash and relaunching multiple times until the font appears correctly and then don't quit Flash...forever. I have an OpenType font in my current project that I need in two styles and it took me about 10 times to get them both to appear correctly, but it finally did.