Please excuse our naivety but we are getting a little bit confused and it's not easy trying to locate the correct answers, so we are hoping to get some clear and concise answers/info (without spending hours and hours of wasted time surfing the web).
Adobe has said "Type 1 fonts will no longer be supported starting 2023". We use Myriad Pro in a lot of our documents (of which we get the message "Your document contains 9 Type 1 Fonts") and I am seeing conflicting information (on the web and in chat forums) on whether Myriad Pro is a Type 1 font and therefore needs to be replaced.
Any advice/help is appreicated.
Thank you so much for this suggestion, David! But now the plot thickens...
I've been getting the blue bar for months saying there are 93 Type 1 fonts in my document (a quarterly publication). But of course, the find/change font box shows every font is TT, O or activated Adobe Cloud fonts. (One of these fonts happens to be Myriad Pro-Open Type, not from the Cloud). It also says there are ZERO fonts in graphics.
HOWEVER, when I preflight the document for Type 1 fonts, it finds 27 instances in 13 seperate placed vector infographics (either AIs or Illustrator PDFs). Most of the offending fonts are Myriad Pro; of the rest, all but one are Adobe Cloud fonts.
When I opened one of the PDF infographics in Acrobat, it says Source Sans Variable is an embedded Type 1 font. But if I open the same file in Illustrator, it says it's an Open Type/Variable font.
ITC Stone Sans is used extensively in this publication. InDesign says it's an Open Type font. But when I export the file to a print PDF, all instances of Stone are listed as Type 1 fonts.
In Windows 10 font preview, ITC Stone Sans is described as: Open Type Layout, Postscript Outlines.
Myriad Pro is describe as: Open Type Layout, Digitally Signed, Postscript Outlines. Same for Source Sans Variable.
I don't know what this all means, but maybe it will provide some clues in the mystery of how InDesign is identifying font problems.
Peabody Engineering said:
"When we went to look in the Find/Replace Font, it showed Type 1 Fonts: 9 and they where all our Myriad Pro Fonts."
Hm. That should be not the case. I think, the Type 1 messenger is showing the Find/Replace Font panel only; it is not marking the fonts in question. Your personal interpretation was that some font styles must be Type 1 fonts.
Could you show a screenshot of the Find/Replace Font panel after you clicked the button of the blue messanger bar?
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the issue with false Type 1 font style warnings should be gone with the next bug-fix of InDesign.
Version 184.108.40.206, that should be out soon to everyone. The roll-out has begun this week…
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So are you saying I don't necessarily need to replace all the fonts in the infographics?
that I cannot tell, because I have no access to your info graphic.
Also note, even if you used old PostScript Type-1-fonts in your Adobe Illustrator file that you placed in InDesign, for now you have no issue at all. Not with the current version of InDesign, not with a previous version.
But if you plan to use the info graphic editable in the future without a change in typography it could be wise to substitute the now used PostScript Type-1-fonts with their OpenType counterparts ( if they exist… ) .
Depending on your operating system this could be a wise step as well, because no-one can tell if a future version of Windows or Mac OS will support PostScript Type-1 technology at all. Any update of the operating system can change that.
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We have used Upc Lin P 36 font for many years. It is a postscript font. Any idea what would be a good replacement for this?
You might not need a replacement, Type 1 fonts can be converted to open type using a number of utilities—see this thread:
Looks like that did the trick. Thanks!