Font not embedding into snippet

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I've added a form/text field into a snippet, but when placed the font used is replaced by Myriad... the font I want is a custom TTF. Is there a recognised issue here?

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Community Expert , Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

Alright. Now I can see the issue.

And also I now know where I failed in my testing the issue:

 

If I place the *.idms file with that TextBox formfield to the same document where I exported it from all is working good. But if I do a new document and place it there the font family definition reverts to Minion Pro. The style's name will remain. E.g. Semibold if I do this with your supplied font Ford Antenna.

 

That's a bug! A bug of the import filter for IDMS files. Inspect the IDMS file with your

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Community Expert , Aug 23, 2022 Aug 23, 2022

Found another thing that may mean a workaround.

It's about the name of the form field. If a form field with the same type and name is already in the document where you want to place the snippet, the right font family definition comes in with the placed snippet. Sounds a bit crazy, I know…

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Hi @OEC24388674zs30 ,

please post your snippet file.

And also a sample document with the original form field.

 

FWIW: Just tested your case with a text form field and had no issue to export or place the snippet file *.idms with the right properties to a new document.

 

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Attached as INDD (can't attach IDMS on here :/)

I can get it to work with Gotham so I assume it's a font issue?

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Alright. Now I can see the issue.

And also I now know where I failed in my testing the issue:

 

If I place the *.idms file with that TextBox formfield to the same document where I exported it from all is working good. But if I do a new document and place it there the font family definition reverts to Minion Pro. The style's name will remain. E.g. Semibold if I do this with your supplied font Ford Antenna.

 

That's a bug! A bug of the import filter for IDMS files. Inspect the IDMS file with your text editor. All the necessary properties and values are there like with my sample:

 

<TextBox

Self="ue8"

FontStyle="Semibold"

AppliedFont="Ford Antenna"

ReadOnly="false"

Required="false"

PrintableInPdf="true"

HiddenUntilTriggered="false"

Multiline="true"

Password="false"

Scrollable="true"

FontSize="17"

 

etc.pp.

 

 

Report that bug at InDesign UserVoice:

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Hm. Also test if this issue only affects TrueType fonts.

 

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Uwe Laubender
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Found another thing that may mean a workaround.

It's about the name of the form field. If a form field with the same type and name is already in the document where you want to place the snippet, the right font family definition comes in with the placed snippet. Sounds a bit crazy, I know…

 

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Uwe Laubender
( Adobe Community Professional )

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Attached here my test files; the InDesign document that was the origin for the exported snippet file plus the snippet file itself where I added a *.xml suffix. So remove that suffix after downloading the file.

 

FormField-TextBox-Font-Ford Antenna-v2.idms.xml

FormFieldTextBox-Snippet-ORIGIN-DOC.indd

 

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Uwe Laubender
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