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Stop background activation of fonts

Community Beginner ,
Oct 14, 2020 Oct 14, 2020

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Is it possible in InDesign to stop the activation of fonts in the background? Even if I close the document, that asks for the missing fonts, InDesign still tries to activate them. As a result I have a hot laptop and in no time I run out of battery power. Any suggestions?

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Community Expert , Oct 14, 2020 Oct 14, 2020

Go to the InDesign Preferences

 

Check the option at the bottom under File Handling

 

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Oct 14, 2020 Oct 14, 2020

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Go to the InDesign Preferences

 

Check the option at the bottom under File Handling

 

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Community Beginner ,
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Great Advice. Thank you very much! 🙂

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2022

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What do you change after opening File Handling? I'm not able to save a PDF because my program is stuck on trying to download fonts.

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Dec 31, 2022 Dec 31, 2022

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Uncheck the Auto-Activate Adobe Fonts box at the bottom of the dialog....

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May 03, 2024 May 03, 2024

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That didn't work for me...the background task is still running with no way to manually stop it that I can find. Please help. 

 

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Adobe Employee ,
May 06, 2024 May 06, 2024

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Hi @martinfriedlin

Thanks for reaching out and trying the steps suggested in this post. Have you tried signing out of InDesign, restart the machine and signing back in? Let us know if that helps.

 

Thanks,

Harshika

 

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May 06, 2024 May 06, 2024

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Hi Harshika

The problem is that the thread cannot be quit separately. The only option is to close InDesign and restart it, which is a somewhat cumbersome workaround but the only one that works. From the user's point of view, it would be great to have a simple "Cancel task" button here. I look forward to hearing from you again.

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Martin

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