I'd like to add: I had an extremely interesting case a while back that was driving me nuts because I couldn't find the missing font. I had done everything that Fred suggested, as well as making sure that I was using Acrobat Distiller as my printer driver. I also saved the file as MIF, so that I wouldn't miss the font **anywhere** in the file. Of course, it was not in the MIF file. In the end, I isolated the problem by cutting out chunks of text until I located the offender. It was a cross reference to the *name* of another FM file not included in my current book file that was using the missing font. ( I don't recall if the specific *name* was using the font, or it was just missing from the other file), Once I save the other file without "remember missing fonts name" on, the problem was solved.
Good Luck, Orly. Orly Zimmerman Technical Writer Tadiran Telecom LTD orly.zimerman at tadirantele.com <mailto:orly.zimerman at tadirantele.com> > -----Original Message----- > From: framers-bounces+orly.zimerman=tadirantele.com at > lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+orly.zimerman=tadirantele.com at > lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of framers-request at lists.frameusers.com > Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 9:01 AM > To: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Framers Digest, Vol 8, Issue 25 > > 16. RE: Missing Fonts (Fred Ridder) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 16 > Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 10:45:21 -0400 > From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc at hotmail.com> > Subject: RE: Missing Fonts > To: RBell at vcgsoftware.com, framers at lists.frameusers.com > Message-ID: <BAY106-F34B2E2B9FC45DC7A2BA2B9BA790 at phx.gbl> > Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed > > 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 > > > > ------------------------------ > > End of Framers Digest, Vol 8, Issue 25 > ************************************** >