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#1 2014-06-17 23:05:37

halibutk
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Registered: 2014-06-17
Posts: 2

Find/replace tool and or change font in multiple files

Embedded_Subset_Arial_Italic seems to throw and error when using find replace that is "Some character are not available in this font"

We can change the font and then the find replace tool works. Seems to be an issue with ( and ) or numbers.

The issue is we have a large group of documents and were hoping to use the multiple files find/replace tool.  But the find replace wont work with the font that was used.  Is there a way to do multiple documents with font replacement or a work around to get that font to recognize the characters?

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#2 2014-06-18 08:31:54

martin
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Re: Find/replace tool and or change font in multiple files

Hi,

To make file sizes smaller in a pdf document fonts that are used in a document are often added as "Embedded Subsets" to the pdf files. This means that only the characters used in the document are added to the file.

The issue you are experiencing is that the font is an embedded subset and the characters that you are trying to input are not actually contained in the font in the pdf file.

If a character is not available in a font in a pdf file. Infix will try to find a version of the font in your "Fonts" directory on your machine (on Windows this is normally "C:\Windows\Fonts"). If it finds the font in your "Fonts" directory it uses this font to display the characters.

In your case the font name Embedded_Subset_Arial_Italic cannot be mapped to any of the font names in your "Fonts" directory so this is why the Find/Replace is failing.

If you are running Windows it is likely that you have the font "Arial Italic" available in your Windows Fonts directory. Infix is failing as it is unable to match "Embedded_Subset_Arial_Itailic" to "Arial Italic" this is due to the font names being too different.

To resolve this issue you can specify a specific font to search for and a specific font to use as the replacement font when using the find replace dialog.

To set the font to search for:

- Click on the "Character Format" link on the Find/Replace dialog to open the "Find Format" dialog. Page 116 of the Infix User Manual describes where the "Character Format" link is on the dialog. You can open the Infix User Manual via the "Help" menu item when Infix is running.

- when the "Find Format dialog is open. Select the font "Embedded_Subset_Arial_Itailic" from the drop down menu and ensure the checkbox next to it is checked.

- Press ok.

To set the font to replace with:

- Click on the "Replace Format" link on the Find/Replace dialog to open the "Replace Format" dialog. Page 117 of the Infix User Manual describes where the "Character Format" link is on the dialog..

- When the "Replace Format dialog is open. Select the font "Arial Itailic" from the drop down menu (make sure it's the one below the dotted (---------) line as these are the system fonts available to Infix) and ensure the checkbox next to it is checked.

- Press ok.

Now enter your search and replace parameters as normal and perform the replace.

Regards,

Martin.

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#3 2014-06-18 17:13:23

halibutk
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Registered: 2014-06-17
Posts: 2

Re: Find/replace tool and or change font in multiple files

By far one of the best support replies I have ever received.  Thank you very much that fixed the issue i was having.

Josh

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