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It turns out that Laura's advice did the trick. I have many "chapter" files in the book, with extensive cross-referencing. Only after I had cleansed ALL files of the offending definitions was I able to open up any of the files without the missing fonts message. Thanks, Laura!
This explains the most flummoxing part of the problem: how could I be getting a missing fonts message when I couldn't even find the fonts on the MIF of the file? It was because there were xrefs to other files that did have definitions that used those fonts.
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: David Dorbin <ddorbin -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Cc: techwr-l mailinglist <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 7:24:01 PM
Subject: Re: Missing Fonts in Frame
When I did a template conversion on a really huge doc set a few years back I discovered that you
will get the Missing Fonts message if your file contains *cross-references* to other files that also have missing
fonts, even if that specific file itself doesn't have any missing fonts. The book file itself can also contain font definitions in the MIF, even though the book file doesn't use fonts itself.
In my particular case the doc set was so huge and so cross-referenced that the missing font messages didn't go away until I had fixed all the missing fonts in every single doc file and in the book file.
On May 21, 2009, at 2:34 PM, David Dorbin wrote:
> Thanks, Monique. I checked all those. Plus, if it were one of those, wouldn't the font show up in the mif?
> Sign Me,
> From: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
> To: David Dorbin <ddorbin -at- yahoo -dot- com>; techwr-l mailinglist <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2009 5:27:58 PM
> Subject: Re: Missing Fonts in Frame
> Many things can cause this, such as: a font on a reference page, a font in
> a char style that's defined but may not even be used (such as for bullets,
> autonumber formats, and the like), a manual override (use one of the many
> available plug-ins to find font overrides), font in a conditional tag, font
> in an embedded diagram, and things of that nature.
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