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How to collect fonts in Pages?

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marysplacestudio Level 2 Level 2 (385 points)
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Jan 29, 2013 11:16 AM

I am publishing a book and have used about 15 fonts throughout. Is there a way to collect the fonts (ie. figure out which fonts I used) to send to the printer, as I forget what I've used?

 

Thanks.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,455 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:59 PM (in response to marysplacestudio)

    Pages itself doesn't report on used fonts but Adobe Acrobat can report on those used in a pdf created from the Pages document.

     

    How did you intend giving the file to the printer? As a .pages file?

     

    Does the printer have Macs running OSX and Pages?

     

    Peter

     

    PS 15 fonts sounds excessive unless there is avery good reason for them.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,455 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 2:27 PM (in response to marysplacestudio)

    Menu > File > Properties > Fonts

     

    The pdf will have all the necessary fonts embedded, the Printer may be taking a belts and braces approach.

     

    Adobe's products cost massively more than Pages and are aimed at Pros.

     

    I'd be very very careful about sending anything from Pages to commercial print for a number of reasons. Get the printer to verify the pdf in Acrobat Pro and do a test proof before committing to a long run.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,455 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 3:14 PM (in response to marysplacestudio)

    Some of the major issues with Pages to pdf work flow are problems with, bleeds, spreads, resolution, consistent formatting and 4 color screening of text and black linework.

     

    Would you like to elaborate on the automated and editing features that you like, for the benefit of other users here?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,455 points)
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    Jan 29, 2013 5:35 PM (in response to marysplacestudio)

    You wouldn't have problems with the issues I raised in QXP, and InDesign but they exist (or are lacking) in Pages.

     

    That list of Pages' features is not unusual and is available in the Pro applications. Usually better implemented, which is why Apple itself uses Indesign for its own publications and not Pages.

     

    Peter

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