Replace a font in a Book

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  • #91178

    Jon Jones
    Member

    Hi I’ve read these forums extensively and learned quite a few tricks over the years but never posted, hoping the gurus on this site have an answer for this puzzle:

    I have a large product catalog that’s just about complete, it is built from a stack .indd files merged into an .indb file. I am now noticing that one of the fonts in the footer found on about 85% of the 300+ pages has a missing character due to a font that didn’t survive the jump from some old quark pages (Q2ID). I know that I can find and replace content across all the pages, but can’t find a way to make the “find font” function handle more than any single document at a time.

    Am I out of luck, or missing something?

    Thanks in advance,
    Jon

  • #91190

    The normal find and replace can deal with font replacements (in the lower half of the dialog box), and across all open files.

    Would that work?
    Chris.

  • #91203

    Tim Hughes
    Member

    Yes as Chris says use Find and replace, it is very powerful and one of my favourite tools in Indesign.

  • #91214

    David Blatner
    Keymaster

    There’s also a script here, but I’m not sure if it will do what you need: http://indesignsecrets.com/topic/replace-fonts-in-all-documents-in-a-book

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