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By David Blatner |

Uncovering InDesign's Magic Font Folders

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InDesign has a couple of font-locating tricks that seem almost magical to the untrained eye.

This magic really comes in handy when you need to add missing fonts to your system without installing them—for example, when you receive a document that uses Railway, but you don’t have the rights to install Railway on your system.

What to do? Well in this episode of InDesign Secrets, I offer two ways to get around this dilemma.

The first way involves creating a new folder named Document Fonts on the same level as your InDesign file and placing the font file inside. InDesign will automatically look for missing fonts there first. Neat trick, huh?

And for my second trick: Put the font inside the Font folder inside the Applications folder for InDesign. It won’t work with any other program—but it will work with InDesign documents that use that font.

Watch this week’s free video to learn more.

 

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