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Installing Fonts in Adobe inDesign

I copy and paste Fonts into the InDesign CS4 Fonts folder, and it still doesn't appear in InDesign? I cant get the fonts to work in InDesign.

So not sure how to get the fonts picked up. when I open the document that has the font, its identified, but I cant seem to add the fonts. I purchased them from Adobe. trade gothic font sets.

can you please include steps and not links on how to install fonts in adobe cs4 so that I can use/view the option to use the font in indesign

thanks
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David BruggeCommented:
The fonts need to be installed into your computer system.
Open the control panel and drag the fonts into the "Fonts" folder there.
This will automatically install them.

If you prepare your files to take to a commercial printer, InDesign will place a COPY of the files that you used in your document into a separate font folder for you to give to the printer.
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andrewkhanCommented:
Easier way would be to right click on the font file and press 'Install'.
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ravgumCommented:
if you install font in your machine then it will automatically reflect in your indesign software.....


GOTO > CONTROL PANEL > FONTS and copy/paste ur required font..

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David BruggeCommented:
I vote for andrewkahn's method. Easier is good. (wink)
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jonahzonaCommented:
Agree, as long as you are Vista or 7. XP didn't have the right click to install feature.
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David BruggeCommented:
> XP didn't have the right click to install feature.

Ahhh. This makes me feel a little less dumb.
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jonahzonaCommented:
@D Brugge

Out of every upgrade since XP, this i my favorite. I HATED having to open the stupid Fonts folder and copy stuff in there. It took FOREVER.

The only downside the the Vista/7 way is dumb old UAC trying to stop you from installing a font...
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AncientsAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys,

I have installed the fonts into the windows Fonts, and I can see them in word and office apps. its in Adobe that I dont see them. Adobe recognises the font when I open a document with the font type. but illistrator does not have it as part of its own fonts list. I preview the fonts in adobe and can not see the installed fonts. though if I open a doc with the fonts in illistrator, it recognises the font and adds it to the list. but once I finish working with doc, the font is gone again!  

ideas?
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David BruggeCommented:

Sounds like one or more of your Adobe Font cache got corrupted. Adobe puts these things all over the place (depending on which application and version you have)

Do a global search for  "AdobeFnt*.lst". You will probably find files like AdobeFnt01.lst and AdobeFnt02.lst. It is safe to delete them all. Restart your machine and Adobe will build new ones with the correct font information.

Be sure NOT to delete AdobeFnt.db files, just the ones that end with .lst.
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AncientsAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone. these instructions step by step worked perfectly!
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