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reporting missing fonts in imported files

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A strange behavior found today....

Today I drag/dropped a pdf on the pasteboard of my Publisher doc, and I did get a dialog of missing fonts, and options for which pages to load.

However, no such dialog on using the Place command. Looks like a bug, so I'll post this there as well.

Using InDesign as an example, you get an alert of missing fonts from within a document and within imported art as well. Seems you only get an alert of missing fonts in the main Publisher doc. Neither Font or Resource Manager show it either. 

I got bitten by this yesterday when I sent a pdf proof of an ad program to a client, only to have him call to tell me several pages looked strange. That's when I figured out what happened. I can't really expect that businesses that submit ads as a pdf know to embed the fonts first, so this wouldn't happen, but there you are.

My quick solution was to outline the fonts in the original document and export the art again. Not a best-practice move in my book, but until I learn Publisher better, that's what I'll do.

I have reported a feature request that Publisher include the ability to check for missing fonts within imported files.

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This appears to be basically a duplicate post. Unless I have overlooked something, this is not a bug but rather a limitation of Publisher in its current form. See my response in your other thread:

 

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