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Font Issues with iWorks and OS Mountain Lion

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Carl Pullein Calculating status...
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Jul 28, 2012 9:56 PM

I upgraded to Mountain Lion a few days ago and have not needed to use my iWork applications until this morning.

 

After opening my Pages document to write a new file I discovered that all my favourite fonts, which are non-Apple standard, do not work properly. Spacing is wrong the look is wrong, basically it just looks a mess.

 

Does anyone else have this issue with non-Apple standard fonts? I really need to have a fix for this as I use my keynote presentation software and I have discovered that my standard company fonts are not working in my 500 slide presentation. (Don't worry this is for a two day, 16 hour presentation) and I really do not fancy the idea of going through every single slide to change the font!!!!

 

I would really appreciate some help, if anyone can help me.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 inch - 8GB memory - 1T HD
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 10:04 PM (in response to Carl Pullein)

    Tom, Peggy, Peter, et al . . .

     

    I promised Carl that if he came over here, he would be well taken care of.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,325 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:19 PM (in response to Carl Pullein)

    What do you mean by "non-Apple standard"?

     

    We are terrible at guessing. Disregarding the occassional fluke.

     

    I convert all the fonts I use to .otf using Font XChange which has been well worth the money I paid for it.

     

    I do not believe in making a system work harder than it needs to, and kissing goodbye to the old font formats has been one of the joys of OSX and modern operating systems.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,325 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:41 PM (in response to Carl Pullein)

    The point is what format are they?

     

    Type 1 Postscript? Mac/PC?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,325 points)
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    Jul 28, 2012 11:56 PM (in response to Carl Pullein)

    I can't check that until I install ML but if that is so, that is a serious problem.

     

    You have upgraded to Pages '09 v4.2, the one for ML?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,325 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 12:53 AM (in response to Carl Pullein)

    Carl

     

    I also am a designer and long ago learnt not to jump in feet first especially to anything version zero.

     

    I'm standing back and waiting for the dust to settle on Mountain Lion. Lion suycked big time and I kept it only installed on an external HDD and will do the same for Mountain Lion before it can join the big boys on my internal HDD.

     

    It is not unusual for there to be numerous teething problems with new OSes and unfortunate that the early adopters are going to be unwitting beta testers. If it is any comfort yours appears to just another reported glitch and it has only been out 3 days.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,325 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 2:12 AM (in response to Carl Pullein)

    Just try it from a different account.

     

    It sounds like the iMac doesn't have the fonts open or the Font cache is corrupted.

     

    Peter

  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to Carl Pullein)

    Carl --

     

    I'm runnning 10.8, and fired up my Pages app and tried MyriaPro.  It works fine.

    Did you try a Safe Boot?  Did you use Onxy to clear out all of your Font caches?

    Are there more than those two that don't work?

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,325 points)
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    Jul 29, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to Carl Pullein)

    You can very quickly create a new account in:

     

    Menu > Apple > System Preferences > Accounts

     

    and then switch to it. Often it leaves the problem behind.

     

    Peter

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