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Font work in one file, but not in others

Explorer ,
May 27, 2024 May 27, 2024

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Hi. 

I have a set of 5 manuals here, with the same layout, only the content changes. 

Sometimes I open all 5 in Indesign at the same time, and in one of them the font doesn't work. I mean, all 4 are okay, but in one, the same font is missing. 

Make no sense, because it's the same font and it's working in 4 of 5 open files. 

 

Any idea?

Thank you,

Luiz

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Community Expert , May 27, 2024 May 27, 2024

It might be that the one file is partially corrupt. Test that idea by exporting the 1 problem INDD file out to IDML. Re-open the resulting IDML file into InDesign and Save-As to a new INDD file. This procedure often fixes file corruption, although not every time. Does the font problem  in your new cleansed file clear up?

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May 27, 2024 May 27, 2024

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It might be that the one file is partially corrupt. Test that idea by exporting the 1 problem INDD file out to IDML. Re-open the resulting IDML file into InDesign and Save-As to a new INDD file. This procedure often fixes file corruption, although not every time. Does the font problem  in your new cleansed file clear up?

Mike Witherell

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Hi, Mike.

It worked, thank you. Very interesting and simple solution.

 

Making the IDML is kind of a problem to me because it usually give me that "Page X has a custom page size. This page can retain its current size or be resized to match the new master" and I need to re-apply all the masters. But it's a matter of 3 minutes. 

 

Thank you again!

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Do your INDD files use system fonts, or fonts in the Font Folder beside the INDD files?

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Hi, Willi. 

In this particular case I was using a Tamil font called Bamani. But it happens with regular Times or Arial sometimes (yes, my layouts are using Times, Arial and Bauhaus...).

 

Thank you,

Luiz

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