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Problems importing WMF files created in Mathtype in 16.3 on Windows machine.

Community Beginner ,
Jul 15, 2021 Jul 15, 2021

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I have a large suite of Technical publications to manage. Many of the files contain linked .wmf exported drawing files. Since the 16.3 update the fonts in those files has been replaced with whats shown in the attached screenshot. This is a major issue for me as we are talking about hundreds of images. What has cuased this and how can i fix it? i guess rolling back the version might work but thats not a decision i can make for my company at this stage. Your help appreciated.Capture.PNG

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021
I also wonder if the issue is related to this new bug with 16.3.0.24 on Windows, all text is substituted: Whereas the same file placed with InDesign 2021 version 16.2.1 or InDesign 2020 is showing right: See the whole story here: Corrupted fonts since 16.3 update Jospeh Isherwood, Jul 15, 2021 https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/corrupted-fonts-since-16-3-update/td-p/12178990 If you think that's the same bug, vote for fixing the issue at InDesign UserVoice: Problem with *.wmf fil...

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Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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Hm. 16.3.2 is exclusively for Mac OS.

When on Windows 10 you have 16.3.0.

So what to do? Return to InDesign 16.2.1 would be an option…

 

To do that turn off that auto update mechanism in the CC Desktop App:

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html#Autoupdate

 

Uninstall InDesign and install the previous version of InDesign 2021, that's 16.2.1, to your machine:

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/using/install-previous-version.html

 

If InDesign 2021 version 16.2.1 is working for you, you discovered a new bug with 16.3.2 you should report at InDesign UserVoice: https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs

 

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Uwe Laubender

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Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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THANKKKSSSS!! it finally worked thank you!

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Jul 17, 2021 Jul 17, 2021

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Hi Zed5DDA,

glad it worked for you!

 

But there should be a bug report. Could you detail exactly the steps you did?

Perhaps illustrate this with some screenshots so that others could follow along.

I do not work with MathType so I cannot test this,but perhaps others who are reading this could do.

 

Hm. Could you provide a sample InDesign document with one equation?

Just put it on Dropbox or a similar service and share the download link.

 

Thanks,
Uwe Laubender

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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I also wonder if the issue is related to this new bug with 16.3.0.24 on Windows, all text is substituted:

 

BUG-WMF-File-Placed-in-INDD-2021-16.3.0.24.PNG

Whereas the same file placed with InDesign 2021 version 16.2.1 or InDesign 2020 is showing right:

NO-BUG-WMF-File-Placed-in-INDD-2020.PNG

 

See the whole story here:

 

Corrupted fonts since 16.3 update
Jospeh Isherwood, Jul 15, 2021

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/corrupted-fonts-since-16-3-update/td-p/12178990

 

If you think that's the same bug, vote for fixing the issue at InDesign UserVoice:

 

Problem with *.wmf files in InDesign 16.3
Ryszard, July 14, 2021

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/43797405-problem-with-w...

 

Regards,

Uwe Laubender

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Jul 19, 2021 Jul 19, 2021

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In the latest PC version (16.3); the different letters of the WMF files, which come from Autocad, do not load properly. Just load the lines well.

 

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Jul 20, 2021 Jul 20, 2021

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Hi mauriciog32068356,

that's a new bug with InDesign 2021 version 16.3.0.24 for Windows only.

The developers already working on a fix.

 

Several options are discussed to work around the issue.

 

Corrupted fonts since 16.3 update
Jospeh Isherwood, Jul 15, 2021

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/corrupted-fonts-since-16-3-update/td-p/12178990

 

Vote for fixing the issue at InDesign UserVoice:

 

Problem with *.wmf files in InDesign 16.3
Ryszard, July 14, 2021

https://indesign.uservoice.com/forums/601180-adobe-indesign-bugs/suggestions/43797405-problem-with-w...

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Known issue. Discussed elsewhere so please search the forum.

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Engaged ,
Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Is this fixed in Indesign 16.4?

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Sep 07, 2021 Sep 07, 2021

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Yes. This is fixed with 16.4.

 

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