Batch replace multiple missing fonts in InDesign

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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So, I have an ID file, created by someone else, that when I open it gives the warning that 471 fonts are missing! Using Find/Replace it seems to list every instance of, for example Source Sans Pro Bold, as a seperate font. I've tried to shift click all instances in the list then replace, but it only seems to change a single instance. Anyone know of a way to replace ALL in one go? Cheers AP

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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Open the Find/Replace

 

go to the GREP

Search for 

.

 

replace with

$0

 

In the change format - click the empty box

Select the font you want.

 

Search entire document including master pages

 

replace all.

 

If it's included in Paragraph/Character or other styles you have a bit of work to do.

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May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022

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Hi Adrian,

Source Sans Pro (TT) should be available at Google Fonts:

https://fonts.google.com/?query=Source+Sans+Pro

 

Download the font files and put them in a Document fonts folder.

Position that folder in the folder where your InDesign document is saved.

Quit InDesign, restart InDesign, open the document again.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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Quit InDesign, restart InDesign, open the document again.

That's not necessary, Uwe. InDesign will pick up the folder after a second or two. No need even to close the document.

P.

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May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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Thanks Peter,

but I have mixed feelings (and experiences) with that.

At least closing the document and re-open it is the safe way to go, I think.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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An update, for anyone interested. If I open an .idml file of the document, then this doesn't have the same problem with fonts. 🥳

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May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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That is really very strange. But lucky for you.

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May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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And after saving of this idml as new .indd it all ok?

 

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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Yes, all fine once saved as .indd Seems to be something to do with InDesign versions, the document was created in 15.1, I'm opening in 17.2.1

I requested the .idml from the person that created it, but it also seems to work if I save as .idml myself, then open the idml.

 

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