Opening Mac projects on PC (missing fonts)

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Evan Deez, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Evan Deez

    Evan Deez Guest

    On our Mac workstations, InDesign projects are stored with all relative
    image files (including PSDs) as well as fonts used for each project.

    Copying all of the above to a PC workstation and opening the .indd file
    yields, of course, missing font problems (it won't even preview the missing
    font shape - it'll flat out substitute it with another). I'm assuming the
    behavior will be the same in Illustrator and Photoshop.

    So the natural question is... is there a way to convert the Mac fonts to PC
    fonts? I don't even mind if it's just a "virtual" conversion/install,
    that'll last only as long as the file is open (that would be great
    actually). There's got to be SOME advantage to having the Mac font itself
    bundled with the project, doesn't there?

    Or am I stuck having to hunt down the PC versions of these fonts on the web
    on an individual basis? What are my options here?

    Thanks.
     
    Evan Deez, Dec 15, 2008
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  2. Evan Deez

    Evan Deez Guest

    How do you install a Mac font on a PC -- or even tell what type of font it
    is -- when the files don't even have extensions? :-S

    (As you can tell, I'm a PC man, and don't understand Mac convention just
    yet.)

    Thanks.
     
    Evan Deez, Dec 16, 2008
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