Join Anne-Marie Concepción for an in-depth discussion in this video 7. Testing for corrupt fonts, part of InDesign: 10 Tips for Troubleshooting Files.
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So, testing for corrupt or damaged or bad or duplicate fonts. Now, that is…definitely an extremely difficult task in InDesign and I think that an entire…video title could be devoted to diagnosing font problems. But they definitely…are a contributing cause to some kinds of problems with InDesign files and…I'll tell you what I know and how I usually diagnose font problems.…First of all, if the problem is having to do when you are outputting type,…such as when you are printing or when you are exporting to PDF, and you know it's…not an image, like perhaps your document has no images, then it is very likely…a font problem. Now let me tell you some places to get information about your typefaces used.…
I am sure that you know already that when you open up an InDesign document,…if you go to the Type menu and choose Find Fonts, it lists all of the typefaces…used in your document. But what you might not know is that when you click More Info …and then select one of the fonts used, you get a lot more information. …
- Using a document's history to work through problems
- Creating a test user account to check for conflicts with other user settings
- Round-tripping a file to work out specific issues
- Locating and disabling third-party plug-ins to reset InDesign