There are times when it would be VERY convenient to have QuarkXPress automatically replace missing fonts when you open a project. Maybe your font set has changed, and you’re now using a similar font from a different foundry. Or, you’re on a Mac, and your client uses a version of Helvetica that causes problems. Just disable that font on your Mac (which you should do anyway!), and then create a Font Mapping rule to replace their version with yours. Here’s how:
To create a font mapping rule, first open a project that uses a missing (inactive) font. Click List Fonts to display the Missing Fonts alert. Use the Replace button to choose replacement fonts for any missing fonts, then click Save As Rule.
All the replacements listed in the Missing Fonts alert are saved as rules, even if only some replacements are selected. If you change your mind about a replacement, select its line and click Reset. You can also choose File> Revert to Saved after you open the project. This will display the Missing Fonts alert again and allow you to make changes. (Note that the changes apply only to that article — not to any rules you just saved.)
Once you create a font mapping rule by clicking Save As Rule in the Missing Fonts alert, the rule is saved in preferences for your copy of the application and applied to all projects. If you need to change, delete, or share font mapping rules, choose Utilities> Font Mapping.
You can use the Font Mapping pane (QuarkXPress/Edit> Preferences) to specify a default replacement font and to control whether the Missing Fonts alert displays when you open a project with missing fonts.
In QuarkXPress 7
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Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.