RE: ZapfDingbats and FM8 to FM7

Subject: RE: ZapfDingbats and FM8 to FM7
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Andrea Koenemann <a -dot- koenemann -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 07:25:56 -0700

Andrea Koenemann wrote:

> I've been having some strange font compatability problems. I work with a
> colleague and client who have Frame Maker 7 whereas I have Frame Maker 8.
> We
> both have the font ZapfDingbats, however, his is listed as ZapfDingbats and
> mine is listed as ZapfDingbats BT. Strangely enough this font was installed
> from the same font file. (.TTF) Any ideas why this font is not recognized
> between our versions of Frame Maker, or even Windows? (We both have XP
> Pro.)
> It'd be nice to just be able to save to the 7 version of a file without
> having to then go to my colleagues computer, reset the font in the font
> catalog, and then send it to the client. (And vice-versa when I get the
> final file back.)

If you have Remember Missing Font Names turned on, you shouldn't have to do anything before returning the files. Can't you just live with the temporary substitution made on your machine? I mean, it's Dingbats, so I presume you're talking about bullet characters and such. It's not like you're going to be editing it. :-)

> P.S. A possible solution would be to tell Frame Maker to always replace
> that
> font with ZapfDingbats BT/ZapfDingbats but it always uses AdobePi or Times,
> is there any way to change which font it chooses on opening the file?

That's doable, if not seeing the right symbols is really a problem. You can map an unavailable font to another font of your choosing in the maker.ini file's [UnknownToKnownFontMap] section. The entry for your maker.ini would look something like this:

ZapfDingbats,*,*,*= ZapfDingbats BT,*,*,*


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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