Hi I've read the community posts but still not clear why I can't edit artwork sent by a designer and then re-package the files for our printer without the fonts missing? I have individual licence and have activated all the fonts we need which designer used.
Here the steps I've taken:
1) Packaged InDesign artwork received from designer (presumably on Mac)
2) Small changes made to final artwork on Windows desktop before saving under different file name
3) Packaged final artwork for printer - no fonts reported missing in error report
4) Printer reports fonts have not transferred
Adobe fonts are not collected when packaging the indd files.
The solution is to send a PDF file to the Printer or the printer itself have a Creative Cloud subscription.
Aaah thank you. That's really annoying!
If the “printer” really needs to open and use the InDesign documents (as assets), then by definition they have a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. And if that is the case, the fonts that you are using are accessible to them via that subscription.
That having been said, best print publishing workflow practice is not to send source files (i.e., InDesign file, placed assets, fonts, etc.) to the print service provider, but rather, to send print-ready PDF/X-4 files directly exported from InDesign (making sure not to flatten any transparency or convert any ICC-color managed RGB or LaB to CMYK).
In terms of being “annoying,” if the Adobe Fonts service provided the font files to you, it would in effect be a giveaway of font resources as opposed to being a cloud service. If you really believe you need the font files themselves, for whatever reason, you are certainly free to spend big $$$$$ to directly license those fonts and get the associated font files to do with as you want (of course, as limited by the fonts' end user license agreements).