Post # 1
I’m trying to print our invitations at home to save a little money, but InDesign is being troublesome! I’m not sure if this will make any difference, but just so you know what I’m working with: I have a new iMac and we have an HP laserjet printer, plus I’m working on InDesign in CS3.
I previously made my invites in Illustrator, but after having a hard time laying it out with 2 on a page easily I used InDesign’s guides since that’s what I needed. One component on my invitations, the location of the ceremony, is in Edwardian Script and for some reason, the output from the printer is anything but that font. The only way we’ve gotten it to work is by sending a pdf to my fiance’s computer, even a pdf of it does the same thing from my computer. Also note: it works fine from Illustrator!
So, I guess my final question is this: what’s going on in InDesign and is there any way to fix it?
Post # 3
I don’t know why it’s not outputting the appropriate font — you shouldn’t encounter any unique issues laying something out in InDesign vs. Illustrator. But since it’s specifically a font issue, I’d go ahead and outline the fonts (Type > Outline) before you save — that way it’s converted to a vector and you don’t have to worry about how the font actually saves. I’d just make sure you have a version with the text still editable, in case you need to go back and change something!
Post # 4
This may be more trouble, but have you tried just making a brand new type box and re-typing your text? (Re-typing, not copy/paste.)
I recently upgraded from super crappy AI 9/PS 6 on a PC to CS3 on a brand new Mac. All the stuff i did on the PC is readable, but I forgot that not all the same fonts I used were loaded in…so it did default some of my fonts to ugly stuff. On screen, unless I tried typing something or clicking on the type box, though, it looked right. (It does give you a warning, though, so it sounds like that’s not your problem.
Post # 5
thank you so much for your help! I had forgotten about crating an outline with the text and that’s exactly what worked, thank you again!!!!
Post # 6
glad u got it fixed. InDesign CS3 is still a little buggy and I recently learned that all CS3 programs are having font issues. I heard there is something you have to do to "update" your fonts for them to work in CS3, but I haven’t had a chance to even look up what that is yet.