1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 16, 2012 12:16 PM by Peter Spier

    font issues within documents (true type/open type)

    Robin Treder

      Question regarding updating typefaces within Indesign documents between designers who are equipped with true type and others with open type. When a designer works on a document with true type and another opens that document to make tweaks, they are asked to update the missing fonts (if using the open type). This didn't seem like an issue until some brochures and other larger projects ended up with missing copy.

      Is there a way of ensuring that when the missing fonts are being updated don't disappear?

      Is there any way of streamlining and going with only open face without a lot of after effects? A fool proof way of avoiding having to go into each document and updating missing fonts, ensuring that none of the copy disappears?

        • 1. Re: font issues within documents (true type/open type)
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          Every one should be using the same fonts for best results. OpenType are cross-paltform and can contain more glyphs than other formats (which could explain some dropped text, but you haven't really told us much about that). If you have Windows and Macs that need to share files, next best format would be Windows TrueType, and third would be Windows Type 1 which will work in ID if placed inthe private ID fonts folder on a mac. Do not use Mac-flavored TT or T1 fonts if you need to work with Windows users, too.


          CS5 and 5.5 have a feature called the Document Fonts folder that can be created when you Package a file for distribution to a collaborator or service bureau. If there is a folder called Document Fonts in the same directory as the .indd file (even if you didn't create it using the Package command), ID will use the fonts in that folder regardless of what fonts may be installed elsewhere, as long as they are compatible.