Roger Bell wrote :

> Hello,
> 
> I am new to this list and relatively new to FM and have
> recently started
> working for my current employer. They have some old FM documents that
> originated years ago. 
> 
> When we open some of these older documents, a warning message appears
> about missing fonts and that FM will substitute fonts. We do
> not want to
> purchase the missing fonts. Rather, we want to permanently update our
> documents to new available fonts.
> 
> When I try to search and replace a font once the document opens, I
> receive the message that the font isn't found. I guess because FM has
> already substituted. Is this a catch-22, or is there a way to fix it
> short of buying the missing fonts?

The font may not have been used in the document's text. Typically, when
the font is 'not found', it only exists in unused catalog definitions. 
You can do two things:
- switch off the 'remember missing font names' option, then open the
document
- save the document as MIF. Sometimes the Save action gets rid of the
message, sometimes you need to go through the MIF using a text editor,
and replace the font name everywhere. 


Harro de Jong

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