Hi all, Let me apologize for asking another font question. I have been looking at previous posts and articles on the web, but am still not sure I understand the issues and consequences.
Basically, our frame templates use a font called Times for our regular Body paragraph tag. On our Xerox network printers, everything seems to be fine. However, they are going to be taken offline in a few weeks. Recently, a new HP network printer was installed. When I made the HP printer the default printer and opened up one of our documents, I got the "Document named aaa.fm uses unavailable fonts. To reformat using available fonts, click OK" message. I opened the doc. Times appeared checked but greyed out in the right-click context menu. I printed on the HP. The printout looks identical, as far as I can tell, to the same doc printed on the xerox. I saved and closed, when I opened again, I got the same unavailable fonts message. When I make the Xerox printer the default once again, and open the document, I don't get the unavailable fonts message, and Times is once again black in the right-click font context menu. I looked around my system, in all the folders I saw mentioned in various sites, but didn't find Times anywhere. In the PDD file for the Xerox printer there is a line that has Times on it. The printer support people printed out the list of fonts on the HP. It doesn't appear to have Times. Now, I have several questions. I realize that it may not be possible to know exactly from this description what is going on, but I welcome guesses. Does it sound like I don't really have Times on my system, but Framemaker acts like Times is there when the Xerox is the selected printer because the Xerox has it? If the HP doesn't have it, what are the consequences of that? Which font did it use? Does it decide itself what is most compatible? It doesn't seem to have changed anything in my document. When I go back to the Xerox, Times seems ok again. Will the unavailable fonts message interfere with smooth updating of the book? What is the best course of action to take: Try to buy Times somewhere? (Or rather, try to convince my organization to buy Times somewhere) Change my templates to use Times New Roman? Just live with the unavailable fonts message? It once seemed to me that Times New Roman was a bit more crowded than Times. That's why I always resisted Times New Roman. Is the difference just a figment of my imagination? Also, is there a difference in appearance between Times Roman and Times New Roman? In short, any information would be appreciated, and will help me to communicate to the printer support people in my organization what the issues are. Right now they just regard me as the troublemaker who uses Framemaker... Thanks, Paul --------------------------------------------------------------------- Intel Israel (74) Limited This e-mail and any attachments may contain confidential material for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). Any review or distribution by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender and delete all copies.