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Can I do this using ID? - Adobe Indesign Windows

I have 900 fonts I downloaded a long time ago from the internet and saved in a folder that I'd like to print samples of. I've tried FontExpert and it has something that allows you to generate these sample sheets but I noticed when I printed some of them to Acrobat they were not showing up in Acrobat as the type face they are supposed to be. Instead they were replaced by some default font like Arial or something. Since I know a lot of you here are exceedingly clever, I thought I could ask this question and someone would ...

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    Default Can I do this using ID?

    I have 900 fonts I downloaded a long time ago from the internet and saved in a folder that I'd like to print samples of.

    I've tried FontExpert and it has something that allows you to generate these sample sheets but I noticed when I printed some of them to Acrobat they were not showing up in Acrobat as the type face they are supposed to be. Instead they were replaced by some default font like Arial or something.

    Since I know a lot of you here are exceedingly clever, I thought I could ask this question and someone would help me with a solution to this dilemma.

    Here is what I'm thinking about doing:

    I'd like to create a list in ID with the names of each of the fonts in the folder where I have the 900 fonts.

    I would also like to have each name in it's own font.

    I've created a list using the "dir *.* >FontList.doc" DOS command and it looks like this now:
    03/27/2003 06:08 AM 25,172 oneworldonefuture.ttf
    03/27/2003 06:08 AM 33,104 opossum.ttf
    03/27/2003 06:08 AM 11,572 optimal.ttf
    03/27/2003 06:08 AM 48,960 Optio___.ttf
    03/27/2003 06:08 AM 24,408 oscilloscope4.ttf
    03/27/2003 06:08 AM 138,724 packet.ttf
    03/27/2003 06:08 AM 20,848 palomino.ttf

    I can probably use the story editor to remove everything but the font names to make a clean list so that it will look like this"

    oneworldonefuture.ttf
    opossum.ttf
    optimal.ttf
    Optio___.ttf
    oscilloscope4.ttf
    packet.ttf
    palomino.ttf

    Once I get everything cleaned up on the list is there a way to tell ID to change each line to the font name in the list?

    If this isn't possible is there some way I could just print from FontExpert to PDF but keep the font on there because I get an error sometimes saying that the font is missing.

    Maybe there is some way to tell Acrobat to convert the fonts to outlines before printing or something of that effect that will allow any user to view the list in the PDF properly.

    Or maybe one of you knows of another way to do this?

    BTW, the reason I thought of doing this with ID is because I know that when I am done with my list I can create outlines and everything will print the way it I expect it to.

    TIA
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Can I do this using ID?

    In case anyone out there is wondering if I figured out a way, I did. I've got a good list in ID now. It looks something like this:

    DarkWind (24pt DarkWind)
    DarkWind (10pt Arial)
    Dark Ages (24pt Dark Ages)
    Dark Ages Regular (10pt Arial)
    Dark Crystal Outline (24pt Dark Crystal Outline)
    Dark Crystal Outline (10pt Arial)

    It's going to take me some time to fix some of those fonts that didn't come in correctly but it'll be worth it when I'm done.

    It's not too much work. I saved the PDF I had as RTF and placed it in ID.

    I made a backup copy of the Windows fonts folder then installed all 900 fonts just for this. When I am done working on this I'm going to remove them all and try to delete every font that is not in use from the Windows\Fonts folder then copy all the original fonts back from the backup copy I made.

    This is going to work perfectly.
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Can I do this using ID?

    There are other ways of doing this using ATM deluxe for example... But also,
    there is a script at Adobe Exchange that might help you.

    Larry


    Larry_Grohman@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Can I do this using ID?



    There are other ways of doing this using ATM deluxe for example




    Please elaborate.
    Gabriel_Ayala@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Can I do this using ID?

    InDesign cannot match professional font managing programs in such specific command.

    If you have Adobe Type Manager (ATM), install the fonts you'd print out in one set and right click it, select print.

    There is not much option I could choose from when I did it, but I am not an ATM expert.

    And there must be many programs out there that can professionally manage a fontlist.
    Jane_Ji@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I've created a list using the "dir *.* >FontList.doc" DOS command and
    it looks like this now




    Use dir /b /o *.* >FontList.doc to strip-out the path and sort the file names.
    r_harvey@adobeforums.com Guest

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