How to turn off automatic font activation

Community Beginner ,
Aug 12, 2020

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A week or so ago I accidentally clicked a button to allow Indesign (or Adobe?) to automatically activate fonts that are missing from a document. I can't find where to turn this feature off.

Cheers, Mike

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Finally stumbled across the location of preference for "Auto-activate Adobe Fonts". It's in preferences/File Handling.

 

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How to turn off automatic font activation

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A week or so ago I accidentally clicked a button to allow Indesign (or Adobe?) to automatically activate fonts that are missing from a document. I can't find where to turn this feature off.

Cheers, Mike

Correct answer by MikeA-m10 | Community Beginner

Finally stumbled across the location of preference for "Auto-activate Adobe Fonts". It's in preferences/File Handling.

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 13, 2020

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Hi Mike,

 

Thanks for reaching out. Would you mind disabling the button from the Creative Cloud app as shown in the screenshot below?

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Let me know if that helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

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Aug 18, 2020

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Unfortunately that completely turns off Adobe Fonts. Before I had to option to activate individual fonts when needed. There was a check box next to each missing font. For prepress I need to be able to check individual fonts and make sure they match what the customer sent.

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Adobe Employee ,
Aug 18, 2020

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Thanks for elaborating it. Yes so now you will be able to activate the full family of font and not the individual font weight from fonts.adobe.com and search the font you want to activate. Please see the attached screenshot.

 

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Thanks,

Harshika

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Is there a way to keep Indesign from automatically activating fonts? Seems like you're saying it's all or nothing.

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Community Beginner ,
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Some fonts have a dozen different versions, some TrueType, some Open Type, some Postscript, and different foundries and versions of each of these. Sometimes customer even sends a mix of the different flavors and versions.

I used to be able to turn on individual fonts as needed and verify that the clients file maintained it’s correct type flow, proper line breaks, etc.

Now if I have adobe fonts turned off I don’t have access to adobe fonts when they are needed. Some clients are using adobe fonts so they are needed.

But if they’ve used a different flavor of a font that is also available from adobe, then I’m in trouble because I can’t be sure to have the correct font type and version. Adobe will activate automatically and I don’t know it until the customer calls up complaining that the type flow is all different.

Is there no way to get back to being able to activate individual fonts as needed? Do I need to go back to an earlier version of Indesign?

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Finally stumbled across the location of preference for "Auto-activate Adobe Fonts". It's in preferences/File Handling.

 

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