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Old 05-29-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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Just now I was Preflighting a job in InDesign (Mac OS X 10.3.9, InDesign CS) and it says one of my TrueType fonts is incomplete. When I checked 'incomplete' in the InDesign Help, it says that it means only the screen font is present, and that the printer font is missing. But how does this affect TrueType fonts?

This particular font is a Windows TrueType that I installed from the Corel 7 CD to match the font for a magazine ad. It's used in just one word, so I don't want to go out and buy a weight of a Mac Type 1. Also, when I did the major Preflight of this job yesterday, there were no yellow triangles in the fonts listing, and even today, when I ask InDesign to show the font, there is no yellow triangle in the fonts list to indicate a problem with the font. Just in Preflight.

Does anybody have any idea what is causing this problem? I've installed several TrueType fonts from the Corel 7 CD on the Mac and never had a problem with one before.

If you know what is causing the problem, do you have a solution other than going out and buying the font or substituting it? I suppose I could try Helvetica Bold and give it a border to get the weight I need. Ugh.

   
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Have you tried a restart? I've had cases of InDesign swearing that there's an orphaned screen font that have been solved by a restart.

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Have you tried a restart? I've had cases of InDesign swearing that there's an orphaned screen font that have been solved by a restart.
No, I haven't. Will do that now and see what happens.

   
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That fixed it. Thanks.

   
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It's amazing how what used to be our first resort is now so easily overlooked...

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It's amazing how what used to be our first resort is now so easily overlooked...
True! I only ever think to restart my computer when InDesign starts crashing every time I hit Command-D to place a graphic and select one of the quick access folders on the left of the dialogue box.

Now if only MYOB would follow FileMaker Pro's lead and learn to look at the date settings on my computer whenever I open a new window. I'm sick of accidentally sending out invoices dated the previous week!

   
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Now if only MYOB would follow FileMaker Pro's lead and learn to look at the date settings on my computer whenever I open a new window. I'm sick of accidentally sending out invoices dated the previous week!
Better than using a date in the future!

   
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Better than using a date in the future!
Yes, true. But I would catch up to that date!

My whinge is that it doesn't keep track of the date. Means I need to close it down every time I use it at all, and it then nags me to back it up.

   
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we have a real problem with all our fonts when we upgraded to OX10 - it is alot more fussy than "9" we paid some one to put all our(???) 1000 fonts through Font Doctter and still haveing problems - and as for using client fonts forget it
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we have a real problem with all our fonts when we upgraded to OX10 - it is alot more fussy than "9" we paid some one to put all our(???) 1000 fonts through Font Doctter and still haveing problems - and as for using client fonts forget it
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Hmm, I've had no problems with this until now, and a restart fixed it. I think it was n InDesign problem.

   
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