Missing fonts can lurk in lots of unexpected places that cannot be found with a simple Find operation. For example, Find only searches the current view--typically the body pages. To search the master pages and the reference pages, you have to switch to each of those views before initiating the Find. The font(s) may also be specified in paragraph formats or character formats that you don't actually use in the document. And then there are the obscure places, like embedded graphics (no way to search those) and in table formats (one must remember that each table format embeds the formatting of the title and of each cell in the heading row, footing row, table title, and first body row, even if those formats are no longer defined in the paragraph catalog or character catalog.
When you open a file that has missing fonts, the substitution normally only applies to the screen display--the original font specifications remain intact in the file itself when you close or save the file. But there *is* an option in the Preferences dialog that changes this behavior. It's called "Remember missing font names" and it is turned on by default because it is normally a very good feature (particularly if you are working on files that have to move back and forth among Windows and UNIX or Mac platforms). If you disable that option before opening a file with missing fonts, FrameMaker will display a different message upon opening, one that ask you to confirm that you wish to make a permanent font substitution. If you confirm and open the file, the file's format definitions will be updated as necessary, and if you then save the file you make those substitutions permanent. When you're don, remember to turn the "Remember..." preference back on, because it really ius a good thing. But you should note that this process may or may not make the substitution in each and every place where a font may lurk. In some cases, the only way of completely eliminating a missing font is to save the document as MIF and do a Find/Change for the missing font name(s) in the MIF file, which is in a text rather than binary format. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder Intel Parsipany, NJ >From: "Roger Bell" <RBell at vcgsoftware.com> >To: <framers at lists.frameusers.com> >Subject: Missing Fonts >Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 09:59:28 -0400 > >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? > >Thanks >Roger >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as DocuDoc at hotmail.com. > >Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > >To unsubscribe send a blank email to >framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com >or visit >http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/docudoc%40hotmail.com > >Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit >http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _________________________________________________________________ Is your PC infected? Get a FREE online computer virus scan from McAfee? Security. http://clinic.mcafee.com/clinic/ibuy/campaign.asp?cid=3963