Hi, Charlie: You may have noticed that FM has no Print Preview option. This is because FM's on-screen view is (nearly) WYIWIG, and has been going back many versions.
FM does this by looking at the font names listed in the currently-selected printer's support file(s). You may have noticed that FM displays a message - Document has changed. Font appearance may be affected - when you change printers. So, two simple causes of the missing font message are: * Not having the fonts installed on the computer or on the hard drive of the selected printer or in the printers permanent memory. * Having the fonts in one of these places, but the currently-selected printer doesn't recognize them. One more-complex-but-simple cause is opening a file created on FM on a Macintosh on a Windows computer. (Yes, there's a FM for Mac, but it's version 7.0, and it only runs on Mac OS before OS X, or Mac's Classic pre-OS X emulation.) There's nothing wrong with Mac FM files on a PC, but there some apparently-identical font names differ in their internal font names between platforms. For details, look for Multiple_Platforms.pdf in the Documents subdirectory of FM8's FrameMaker installation directory, or in the OnlineManuals directory of pre-FM8 releases. There's a free utility, SetPrint, that selects a specified printer as the default printer when you launch FM, then restores the previously-selected printer as default when you quit FM. www.sundorne.com HTH On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 7:11 PM, Charlie Kyle <Charlie.Kyle at attachmate.com> wrote: > I am also a font simpleton (I hesitate to use the word ignoramus because > I certainly haven't "ignored" font issues. But "wayback" in the 90s I > realized that scaling fonts was a nastier job than scaling fish and the > font wars between Apple and the Softies and Adobe stunk.) I'm a pacifist > and a low intermediate FM 8.0 user and would also appreciate some > straight forward information on fonts and FM. Even some links to > relevant info would be very much appreciated. A couple weeks ago I > opened some FM docs for updating and received the "Missing fonts" > message. I looked in the online help and the FrameMaker 7 reference from > Scriptorium, but I couldn't find a quick way to determine the names of > the missing fonts. When FM produces the "missing fonts" message, does it > know what fonts are missing or does it just know it can't find them? > > Thanks, > Charlie Kyle