InDesign - font installation problem
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Kata Koncz  Identity Verified
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Jan 18, 2010

Hi all,

I'm currently working on a .indd file with Adobe InDesign CS3. I have tried to install TTF fonts sent by the client but they do not appear in InDesign. I copied them to the InDesign CS3 Fonts folder, no success. What else can I do? I'm obviously missing something here (besides the fonts). Thanks in advance for any ideas.

Kata


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Copying them into the system's Fonts folder? Jan 18, 2010

I am not familiar with how Indesign handles fonts, but shouldn't the fonts be copied into the system's Fonts folder, by any chance?

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They're there Jan 18, 2010

Hi Kati,

They're in the system's Fonts folder, too, but InDesign still can't recognize them. The Help file only says "You can make fonts available in InDesign by copying the font files into the Fonts folder inside the Adobe® InDesign® CS3 folder on your hard drive" but this does not seem to be enough in my case. OS is Windows Vista.


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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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Other ideas Jan 18, 2010

Have you tried Adobe Type Manager? Can ATM see the font file?

Is the TTF file a correct PC file and not an incorrectly converted Macintosh fontfile?
See more here:
http://www.macdisk.com/fontsen.php3

You may also find this interesting:
http://www.proximasoftware.com/files/missingfontsloader_indesign_cs3.pdf


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Thank you Jan 18, 2010

Indeed it was interesting, I see now I'm not the only one with this problem. My font management software can see the fonts all right but InDesign just can't do anything with it, not even with missing fonts loader. I'm totally puzzled. If ever I find the solution, I'll post it here.

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Just a thought Jan 18, 2010

Is it possible that they sent you Macintosh fonts and you are working on a PC? Or the other way around?

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Kata Koncz  Identity Verified
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Mac Jan 18, 2010

Hi Nicole,

Yes, Katalin suspected this also, and these can indeed be Macintosh fontfiles (there are things like .dfont in the folders) but I thought that the TTF files should run on Windows nevertheless . I'm not familiar with Mac at all, sorry if I'm missing something obvious here. :S
Thanks for your input!


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Mac fonts on a PC Jan 18, 2010

Nicole Schnell wrote:

Is it possible that they sent you Macintosh fonts and you are working on a PC?


That's quite probable.

Or the other way around?


Not so probable.



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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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You need to get PC fonts Jan 19, 2010

If you have dfont files, then I think you have a Mac to PC transfer problem on your hands.
There are several problems detailed in this article that can happen when moving Mac fonts to a PC:

http://www.macdisk.com/fontsen.php3

I think your best bet is to contact the client and ask for proper PC font files.
(By proper PC files I mean files originally made for the PC, or properly converted from the Mac.)

Katalin


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Kata Koncz  Identity Verified
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contact the client and ask for proper PC font files Jan 19, 2010

Thanks, Kati, I opted for this solution.

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D@ve
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Re... Sep 30, 2010

InDesign uses the System Fonts. Normaly you just have to install the TFF-File on your OS (Windows: Just copy the file in the font-folder or right-click on the file and choose "install").

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And you still might run into trouble... Oct 1, 2010

Dave Remmel wrote:

InDesign uses the System Fonts. Normaly you just have to install the TFF-File on your OS (Windows: Just copy the file in the font-folder or right-click on the file and choose "install").


For example, if the file requires a TrueType font but you are installing a Type 1. Or vice-versa.


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