Missing fonts displayed with (OTF) after the name

New Here ,
Apr 22, 2019 Apr 22, 2019

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Hi This is driving me crazy!!!

So I have made over 200 datasheets within InDesign which use MontSerrat Bold & Montserrat Regular fonts.

All has been going great but I open up one of the files today and I get a message stating that I have missing fonts?? But the warning box states

Montserrat (OTF) Bold: & Montserrat (OTF) Regular: couldn't be found.

I do not understand where the "(OTF) came from? I don't have any fonts that are written like that ????

Help Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Working on Windows 10 and I have updated InDesign.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 22, 2019 Apr 22, 2019

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OTF stands for Open Type Fonts. Open Type fonts are considered the standard for modern typography. They work equally well on Mac and PC. Check wherever you have your fonts loaded to see if the actual font has .otf as a suffix. As to why the fonts are not being read that depends on how your fonts are actually loaded. If you are using a font utility like Suitcase check to make sure that the fonts are active. If you usually use auto-activation through that font activity make sure that the latest auto activation plug-in has been installed. If, as you say, you have recently updated InDesign then you may not have updated the auto-activation plug-in to be compatible with the latest InDesign.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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I'd certainly try what Bill Silbert is suggesting in the first instance. With this font though, I've experienced this before.

There are different ways that Montserrat can be loaded onto a machine. It can either be activated as an Adobe font from the Adobe Fonts site: Montserrat | Adobe Fonts

OR it can be downloaded directly as it is a Google font and used as per its Open Font Licence: Google Fonts

I have a feeling that InDesign is trying to locate the font via Adobe Fonts first, rather than look for where it might be on your machine. If you are able to find the Montserrat fonts that you have been using already, and put them into a folder in the same directory as your InDesign file and call it Document fonts (spelled like that and in the same casing) and see what happens when you try to open the file.

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New Here ,
Apr 24, 2019 Apr 24, 2019

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Hi Bill/Colin/Srishti,

Thank you for your replies, however...

I have this font on both my computer and in the Adobe fonts.

I also did everything you suggested but nothing worked

When the "Missing fonts" box comes up, it shows the two "Missing" fonts with the (OFT) after the name but when I try to find the font I can see both the missing fonts in the list to choose from ????

The other strange thing is that if I replace the "(OTF) Bold" with the Montserrat Bold it is the same but when I replace the "(OTF) Regular" with the Montserrat Regular the font is too thin but the "Semi Bold" is to thick?????

I know I could just change the font I am using but I do not want to go back over the 200+ documents I have already made with these fonts.

I am really pulling my hair out with this one.

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Guru ,
Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019

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I know I could just change the font I am using but I do not want to go back over the 200+ documents I have already made with these fonts.

For the worst case scenario you can try my Change fonts script for batch processor.

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019

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What happens when you replace the missing fonts with the same(available) fonts? Does it give you the same error when you open the file next time?

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New Here ,
Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019

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They open without issue but they are not the same as the original fonts:(

I am not very well educated on computers so i do not know all the terminology and most of the replies I have rec'd have lost me

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019

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In your earlier post, you mentioned that you have the font available on your system.

awilliamsnexsun  wrote

I have this font on both my computer and in the Adobe fonts.

When the "Missing fonts" box comes up, it shows the two "Missing" fonts with the (OFT) after the name but when I try to find the font I can see both the missing fonts in the list to choose from ????

The fonts which you see on your file(OTF) are the original fonts which were used initially. The fonts which are installed on your system are different.

Two fonts can be of the same name and different versions.

Was the file created initially on your system or you got it from someone else?

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 23, 2019 Apr 23, 2019

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Hi there,

So sorry to hear about this issue. In addition to the information shared by Bill and Colin, please refer to the help articles shared below:

Use fonts in InDesign

Resolve missing fonts in desktop applications

Let us know if this helps or if you need any further assistance.

Regards,

Srishti

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New Here ,
Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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Was this issue ever solved? I have the same exact problem. Properly installed font keeps showing up missing with added "(OTF)" in the name, whenever I get the file back from my coworker. I can replace the fonts with activated fonts without the (OTF) in the filename and as long as I hold on to the file, the fonts are fine,  but once saved by the other coworker, comes back to me it is back to Missing. We both use fonts via Adobe Fonts (Source Sans Pro) Thank You!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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Hi Jussome Guy,

in the case of Adobe's Source families you can also download and access the font files at Github.

Yesterday we had a case in the forum that seems to be similar to yours. I made some suggestions, explained possibilities, but the original poster did not come back to comment yet.

 

Please read through this:

Font missing; TT OTP font-versions appearing, and reinstall font conflict

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/font-missing-tt-otp-font-versions-appearing-and-reinstall-fo...

 

https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign/font-missing-tt-otp-font-versions-appearing-and-reinstall-fo...

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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