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font available to publishers

Community Beginner ,
Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2023

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If I activate an Adobe  type font, will it be available to my book publisher when I send them my InDesign file containing text styled with the activated font, or ill it be missing to them?

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Community Expert , Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2023

Only if your publisher has the Creative Suite Creative Cloud. Through CS CC, they can activate the Adobe fonts you used.

 

However...

  • If you used any other fonts (not through Adobe fonts), then they'll need to either purchase or use your version of those fonts.
  • If they don't have Creative Suite Creative Cloud, they'll be SOL.

 

Question: today, rarely does any publisher or printer want our InDesign files. Instead, they want a press-quality PDF exported from our InDesign layouts which should in

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Only if your publisher has the Creative Suite Creative Cloud. Through CS CC, they can activate the Adobe fonts you used.

 

However...

  • If you used any other fonts (not through Adobe fonts), then they'll need to either purchase or use your version of those fonts.
  • If they don't have Creative Suite Creative Cloud, they'll be SOL.

 

Question: today, rarely does any publisher or printer want our InDesign files. Instead, they want a press-quality PDF exported from our InDesign layouts which should include the fonts. File / Export / PDF (Print), and choose PDF/X-4 or Press Quality.

 

Just curious: why are you sending the native INDD files rather than a press-quality PDF?

 

Bevi Chagnon | PubCom | Designer & Technologist for Accessible Documents
| Books & Classes | Accessible InDesign | Accessible PDFs | Accessible MS Office |

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That should say Creative Cloud. Creative Suite would not provide Adobe fonts.

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Thank you @BobLevine.

Legacy memory kicked in to make the mistake <grin>.

 

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