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Subject: About "missing fonts"...
From: "John S. Milligan" <john_milligan@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 16:02:03 -0800
Greetings: Having recently been made aware of this list, (and enjoying the digest immensely) I am submitting my first question to you all for your input. It's about that olde bugaboo-- retaining the fonts in Frame files moved from one OS to another (Mac to Windows). The background: I've installed FrameMaker 7 on both Windows XP and Mac OS 9 computers. I've also installed Type 1 fonts (from Adobe) on both. (Type 1, not OpenType or any other type.) The plan: If I encounter problems in production work on the main machine (Mac OS), I'd transfer the files to the PC and see if I can get my work done. The goal: to produce bullet-proof Acrobat files and print-ready PostScript from our various books. The problem's origin: Using "ancient" legacy files (from Frame 4 and 5 on Mac OS), the writers have updated and added new content (using Frame 6 and 7 on Mac OS X/Classic OS 9.2.) I tried to screen out the old fonts with new font references throughout (including Reference pages). The problem's gist: I try to open copies of the files in Windows FrameMaker, and the "missing fonts/replace with existing fonts?" alert dialog box appears. My plaintive cry: However do I find and fix these "missing" fonts? Note: I've ransacked Body, Reference and Master pages, and turned Tables inside out. I did save one file as MIF, but had *NO* idea what I was looking at. There were bogus references to legacy fonts, but I had no idea what to cut and what NOT to cut. (I suspect the MIF files might be the trick, but working with them is no treat for a novice MIF-er like myself.) Your help would be much appreciated! -- John Milligan Production Arts FileMaker, Inc. --------- My systems: 1) Mac G3, OS 9.1, FrameMaker 7, various Adobe Type 1 fonts, TIFF screen shots, EPS concept art 2) PC, WinXP, FrameMaker 7, etc. etc. (see above) ** To unsubscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **