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Old 01-11-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default InDesign "find" that is font specific

Im using InDesign CS2 in Windows and would like to be able to find instances of a particular string of characters, some of which are in different fonts from the others. I would like to find ONLY this combination and not other combinations which include other fonts.

For example: Find the following "abc" where "a" is in Times New Roman, "b" is in Arial, and "c" is in Century.

This would require that the find utility took note not only of the character but the particular font.

Does anyone know of a plugin for this.
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:37 AM   #2
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If I've understood the problem correctly then it's a normal function of the find command. The top part of the find dialog box allows you to enter the text and the bottom half allows you to choose paragraph and character settings.

Choose the character settings and only select the font (make sure the other settings are clear).

At least, that's how it works in CS on the Mac so I assume CS2 under Windows would be the same.

   
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If I've understood the problem correctly then it's a normal function of the find command
But the normal 'find' program does not offer to find more than one font at a time, and I understand the problem was that finding combinations of fonts.

   
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You're right -- I didn't read the question carefully enough. Ooops.

   
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You're right -- I didn't read the question carefully enough
The question reminded me of a similar problem (similar to my mind): how to find fonts that shouldn't be there. As you know, WP programs (especially Word!) introduce a lot of things—such as page breaks—that the user has specified no font for; it's annoying to find that when one has carefully used styles specifying one font only (Minion, say) that when a PDF document has been made from one's Word document that the list of fonts includes one that shouldn't be there (usually TNR from a Word document).

   
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that when a PDF document has been made from one's Word document that the list of fonts includes one that shouldn't be there (usually TNR from a Word document).
I generally find that preflighting in inDesign shows them up and from there I can find-and-replace all occurrences. Can't remember a recent case where I've not succeeded. It is a pain, though.

   
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I generally find that preflighting in inDesign shows them up
Yes, it does—it even finds fonts you've never heard of.

   
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