Locate and copy missing Adobe fonts between computers
Posted on 2011-09-06
I have several users in a department all using the same software (InDesign CS5), however, their font colletions seem to vary between machines. These machines are virtually identical, previously had CS3 products installed and now have CS5 products installed. Some users are telling me / showing me that InDesign files that originated within the department are missing. The file screams at them when they open in, but it works fine on a different machine. I've gone as far as copying / pasting all items from one users Fonts folder to another, but the problem persists. Also unfortunate is the fact that the font face in InDesign often has no corrolation to a font filename in Windows, making it impossible to track things down.
I guess my question is two parts: What can I use / How can I identify what font filenames InDesign thinks is missing? What can I use / How can I efficiently transfer selected or all fonts from one machine to another and reach a level of consistency?
They all have identical software installed from the same volume media. Licensing should be fine; I'm very confused as to why this discrepancy exists. I'm also equally frustrated as to why this seemingly simple problem has no apparent clear-cut solution.