How to Use Typekit When You Can't Find a Font
Video: How to Use Typekit When You Can't Find a FontUsing Typekit to find missing fonts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator: 2014 Creative Cloud Updates
Using Typekit to find missing fonts
When you receive files from a client or a coworker that contain missing fonts, it can be a real headache to find and replace those fonts inside of your document. However, Illustrator CC is trying to remedy that problem allowing you to sync fonts directly from the Adobe Typekit service to replace the fonts you might be missing. Let's take a look at how this works. I'm going to go to the File menu here and choose Open. And I'm going to open up simple signin, which is inside your exercise files folder. And when I do that it's going to come up with this warning dialogue box telling me that there are Missing Fonts in this document and that the font is Lato-regular.
And it is available to sync from Typekit. Now I could go ahead and click Sync Fonts, right here, but I have to make sure first, that I am signed in to the Adobe Creative Cloud. And I'm signed in on my desktop right here, and I'm going to turn on Font Sync by going to Fonts and clicking turn on Font Sync. And once I do that it tells me that Typekit desktop font sync is available. I can sync fonts to my computer directly from Typekit which is great. Now, when I go back into Illustrator, I can either choose Sync Fonts or I can choose Find Fonts which takes me to this area right here.
And, so I can come in here, and I can see all of the different fonts that are available to me inside of this document and I can say okay I used letter regular ,and right there as well. And so what I want to do is sync those fonts from Typekit, I can do this from here as well so if I click here. It's going to go out and it's going to attempt to find those fonts on Typekit and then I'll get a little notification that tells me that it was added, and now I have no missing fonts in this dialogue box and I can click Done. When I get into my document there's no missing fonts, nothing is red indicating a problem or anything like that.
If I select these objects, it's using that Latto font, just like that. And it's a really great way to replace fonts you might be missing inside of a document. Now not every font is going to be available of course, because the Typekit desktop font service does not contain every font under the sun, but if it does have the font available, this is a great way to remedy this huge headache of a problem that occurs more often than you might think. People might tend to use more fonts than they can remember.
And they oftentimes don't share all the fonts. And a lot of times it's illegal to share fonts across multiple computers. But using a service like Typekit to help replace the fonts that you're missing in document is a great solution. And using this type of syncing service with Adobe's Creative Cloud desktop app is a great, fast, and easy way to do that as well.
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