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Error in author times new roman not supported

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ronald ritter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 9, 2012 3:02 PM

With the current author I have exported the file to ibooks and get the error times new roman not supported in iOS , however the literature from apple says it is supported , what do I do  then to publish the ebook, Ron Ritter

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1), apple author question
  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)

    Make a new book, Basic template and try there...

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)

    Not what I suggested.

     

    Just make a new book - don't use any of your existing contents, etc.....type and then select a small amount of text, then enable that font. This should take less than five minutes.

     

    Does it work there or not?

     

    All installed/modern fonts are now supported, but I want you to see that for yourself in a simple test. If that test fails, we'll move to finding out why.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)

    ronald ritter wrote:

     

    if I publish I times new roman will ibook convert the font? Or can I embed fonts and use them?

     

    Don't you have an iOS device on which you can test your book? The latest iBA is supposed to embed the font, so it would display in iBooks even if iOS does not itself "support" it.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 5:06 AM (in response to ronald ritter)

    ronald ritter wrote:

     

    I am not sure what the error message means

     

    It sounds like a bug to me and I would not worry about it.  iOS does contain a TNR font, perhaps it is not exactly the same name as the one you have used.

     

    http://iosfonts.com/

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Nov 10, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to ronald ritter)

    I'd try reinstalling iBooks on the iPad.

  • podqueen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 8:50 PM (in response to ronald ritter)

    I have a similiar problem, sort of...

     

    I created a book. All looks great. But when I export it, I get the same Times New Roman error as above. The problem is, as far as I know, I did not use Times New Roman - anywhere... unless it's snuck in somewhere. How am I to track this down? This is an extremely elaborate book, so I don't want to redo it. I've done other books without this problem, so it's something in this book.

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,835 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 6:49 AM (in response to podqueen)

    podqueen wrote:

     

    it's something in this book.

     

    Which template did you use?

  • podqueen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 15, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to Tom Gewecke)

    I modified Photo Book.

  • podqueen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 16, 2013 6:27 AM (in response to podqueen)

    Here's another question. When I generate the iBooks file, the error warning box pops up and says "iOS does not support the font "Times Roman." There is a drop down box at the lower left side of the warning box that says "replace font." That option, however is greyed out (even if you click on the warning.) So it seems that IF they wanted me to replace a font, that option wouldn't be greyed out. It's just frustrating because I'd like to get this book to market. Will it be rejected when I upload because of this? How am I supposed to find the error when I didn't use this font to begin with?

  • podqueen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 10:30 AM (in response to ronald ritter)

    FOUND IT!

     

    Wow... that was ardurous! When I went to make the sample file that only contained a few pages, I realized I had an opportunity to track down the rogue text by deleting one page at a time until the warning went away. I did that. And I found the Times New Roman text was an obsucre caption unlike any other in the book. Fixed that and the warning is gone. So if anyone else ends up with this problem, use a duplicate file and delete one chapter at a time from the end to the beginning until the error goes away. Then back track to the last previous page and you may be able to locate the rogue font.

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