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Adobe InDesign 18.5 won't let me change font

Community Beginner ,
Jul 31, 2023 Jul 31, 2023

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Hello,

 

I am working on a book and using the font Adobe Garamond Pro.
I saved the file yesterday, today I opened it again and InDesign tells me that it doesnt recognize the font. I din't delete the font, or download any other one. So I was very confused.

 

I started using the font finder tool and changed the font, but not every word is changed. InDesign tells me that I am not able to change some words because they might be locked? But no layer is locked and if I do it manually, it doesn't work either.

 

I noticed that the last words of every sentence are highlighted. But I cant figure out why. Can anyone help me? This is the error message in ducht:

 

Het geselecteerde lettertype wordt toegepast op verborgen voorwaardelijke tekst of op tekst in een vergrendeld artikel, of maakt deel uit van een samengesteld lettertype. Betpaalde instanties van het lettertype kunnen mogelijk niet worden gevonden of gewijzigd.

 

And this in English:

 

The selected font is applied to hidden conditional text or to text in a locked story, or is part of a compound font. Certain instances of the font may not be found or modified.

 

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I tried to change all the fonts to a different font, that seemed to help. Then after that i tried to change it back to Adobe Garamond, but the same thing happened. If i open a new document, I don't have any problems with the font.

 

But I spend so many hours on this document already, before I start working in a new doc, I need to know if there isn't any other solution. Please help me 

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Jul 31, 2023 Jul 31, 2023

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Hi @Lotte31401572a3x1 ,

is your document part of an InCopy workflow where you check in or check out stories?

Could you make a small sample of that document available to us so that we can look into it?

Just a few pages. Attach the document to your reply here in the forum using the forum editor.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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Jul 31, 2023 Jul 31, 2023

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Hello, thanks for the reply!

No it doesn't. I do everything offline.
But now... I think I messed up completely. I was so panicking that I uninstalled all the Garamond fonts en re-installed them. But not every file that I ever worked on (and still need to work in) doesn't recognize the fonts anymore. SO all my documents are like... broken now 😞

And I can not change the fonts anymore either!

I cant share the file online, as i am working on a company account, its not my private one. Can i share it any other way?

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Hi@Lotte31401572a3x1 ,

you could do the following:

Create a new document and use the now installed version of your Gramond fonts.

Go to menu Text > Find Fonts. There you'll see the list of used fonts. Select one of the Garamond styles and open th Info subpanel. You'll find the version number and where the style is installed on your machine.

 

Compare the version number and the place where its installed to the same font style in your other documents. Is it still the same version number? Is it still the same place?

 

Are you on a Windows machine?

Make sure that all Garamond styles are installed for all users.

See into my reply here:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/fonts-installed-on-windows-but-still-showing-mis...

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Expert )

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Aug 05, 2023 Aug 05, 2023

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Thanks for you reply. Sadly, this does not work. The right fonts are installed and I did everyting you pointed out. I don't know why it is, but it's only the last words of every sentence. InDesign keeps telling me because they are locked or hidden, the font can't change, and I don't know how or why they are hidden, because you can clearly still see the words 😞

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Aug 05, 2023 Aug 05, 2023

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I don't suppose there are any GREP or nested styles in your paragraph style?

Have you tried exporting the file to .idml, opening that and saving as a new .indd file with a new name?

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