Post # 1
This is a bit of a techie question, so if someone is willing to help I would appreciate it. I had my save-the-dates done and I printed out one sheet of them for design. They are made with Word 2007 but I used the Trajan Pro font (which I didn’t download, I just selected it from within Word.) At that time, I had Adobe Illustrator 10 trial version installed on my computer.
The next morning during my reboot, the computer had to use a previous backup point and it removed the trial software. When I went back into my Word STD file, the font was Arial (even though it still said Trajan Pro in the font box?) and the file opened up as a compatibility version or something to that effect.
So the end result is that my entire design was with the Trajan Pro font – I finished ALL of my paper design and really loved them. I *could* choose another font, but if I can get it back to Trajan Pro, I would prefer that. And when I looked online, I discovered the Trajan Pro is an Adobe licensed font and is only available for sale 0 which begs the question, how the heck did I get it in the first place??
One last note, I called a friend yesterday who asked if by chance I had used a similar font, such as Optima Titling – I don’t believe so, since as I mentioned the font appearing in the ‘font’ bar on the top of the Word 2007 screen SAYS on it ‘Trajan Pro’
Any techies out there to assist?
Post # 3
Oh, dang that’s kind of unfortunate. It definitely sounds like Trajan Pro was loaded with the Adobe product trial that you had, then removed when the trial was uninstalled. Because your document used a font that your system no longer recognized, Word opened the file in “compatibility” with Arial. This actually happens a lot- if someone designs something in a font you don’t have, especially on older computers it will just open with Times New Roman or Arial or something generic.
If the question is how you got it in the first place, Adobe probably loaded in some fonts when you downloaded the trial software. The fonts on your computer are all stored in the same location, so any font that was installed with Adobe should also be available for you to use in word, and vice-versa. When the trial got uninstalled, the font must also have been removed from the font directory.
If your question is what to do about it…well, you have a couple options.
– You could buy the font. I am assuming that you don’t want to do this.
– You could try to download the trial of Adobe Illustrator or something like that again, and see if the font is reloaded and use it.
– You could search around on the internet to see if you can download it for free somewhere. Please be careful to make sure that you don’t get any viruses or download malicious software while doing this. When in doubt, always run a virus scan on the file you downloaded before opening it.
– You could look around for a similar font.
Good luck! Let me know if you need any more help.
Post # 4
I too think that it was installed with my version of Adobe, which makes me want to go back and re-download that. I knew why everything showed up in Arial but it took me some Internet research to figure out that Adobe owned the font, I had installed and Adobe product, etc…I’ll give it a try this week and see. I looked for a different font for over two hours yesterday and can’t come to terms with a replacement 🙂 I just wondered if anyone here had experienced this issue.
And so far, nothing free. It’s certainly a pay-for-use font. Bummer.
Post # 5
Donwloading another Adobe trial definitely seems like the easiest bet so far. I would set aside some time to do that this week, if I were you, just because you might not be able to download the same product trial again (though if it says you can’t because your email address is already in their system, I would just use a different email or find a way around it).
I know how you feel about not being able to come to terms with a replacement- I love my fonts too!