When you open a document, import text or graphics, or convert PageMaker 6.5 - 7.x or QuarkXPress 3.3x - 4.1 files, you recieve the following error:
"The document [filename] uses one or more fonts which are not currently available on your system. The text will use a substitute font until the original font becomes available."
Install the missing fonts (see "Installing fonts" in InDesign or InCopy Help for more information). If the fonts are already installed and you use a font management utility, make sure that the fonts are activated. If you use a font management utility, then consult the documentation included with the utility for instructions.
InDesign and InCopy support only installed font styles. Some fonts, such as Critter, don't include bold or italic styles. In such cases, select the plain version of the font in InDesign or InCopy. Make sure that the font style (for example, Tekton Bold, Optima Oblique) is installed or change the font style to one that's available in InDesign or InCopy.
Make sure that the font appears in another application to verify that the font is installed correctly. If the font doesn't appear in another application, reinstall the font. After you install a font, it is sometimes necessary to restart the computer for the font to become available.
Mac OS X installs and manages fonts differently than previous versions of Mac OS. For more information, see Troubleshoot font problems (Mac OS X) or the Apple Support article "Mac OS X: Font Locations and Their Purposes" on the Apple website http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106417.
Use the Find Font command to replace each instance of the missing font with an installed font.
The Find Font command doesn't replace fonts contained in imported graphics. If the missing font is in a placed EPS or PDF file, install the missing font. Or, re-create the EPS or PDF file and embed the font.
Replacing a font can change the appearance of the document if the installed font takes up more or less space than the missing font.
To replace a missing font:
If the missing font is a Type 1 (PostScript) font, make sure that both an outline file and a bitmap file are in the following system-level folders:
If you use a font management utility like ATM Deluxe, fonts can be stored elsewhere on the hard drive. ATM has not been tested on Vista and isn't officially supported on the Vista operating system.
On Windows XP:
On Windows 2000:
Adobe Type 1 (PostScript) bitmap files use the font name. Outline files use a shortened version of the font name (for example, "Isabe" for the Isabella font). Select the file to verify whether a file is a Type 1 Outline, Bitmap, Suitcase, TrueType, or OpenType font from an Adobe file. Then choose File > Get Info in the Finder and look at the Kind field.
Search for the font list files:
Choose File > Find, and do one of the following:
Select the file, and choose File > Move to Trash.
For macOS 10.5x, if no adobefnt.lst file is found, ensure that you add system files in the search criteria in the File > Find dialog box.
InCopy and InDesign check for missing fonts when opening files or importing text or graphics. If the application cannot locate a font, it returns an alert and lists the font in the Missing section of the Font menu. By default, InCopy and InDesign highlight all text that uses a substituted font in pink. To disable this highlight, choose File > Preferences > Composition (Windows) or InDesign > Preferences > Composition (macOS), and then deselect Substituted Fonts.
InDesign can find Adobe fonts in either the system-level fonts folder or the Adobe application-specific fonts folders. InDesign installs fonts to the locations listed below:
Fonts that InDesign and InCopy CS2 install
InDesign CS2 and InCopy CS2 install the following OpenType fonts from Adobe in [Macintosh HD] /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts/ (Mac OS) or Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Fonts/ (Windows):
Fonts that InDesign and InCopy CS3 install
InDesign CS3 and InCopy CS3 install the following OpenType fonts from Adobe in [startup drive] /Library/Fonts/ (Mac OS) or [startup drive]\Windows\Fonts\ (Windows):