Photoshop: Annoyed by missing fonts warning

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This is about Photoshop 12.1 x64 under Windows 7.

Our designers use MacOS. Our developers use Windows 7. Every time our developers open any single file sent from our designers, Photoshop throws up a modal dialog stating "Some text layers contain fonts that are missing. These layers will need to have the missing fonts replaced before they can be used for vector based output".

This doesn't just appear the first time you open any file like this. This doesn't just appear once per session. This doesn't just appear once per file. This doesn't just appear once when you open several files at once. This appears every time the user opens every file. There is no option to turn it off or never see it again, under Preferences or on the Dialog itself. The dialog does not appear briefly and go away after a set period of time. The notice does not appear in a status bar. This dialog has persisted for months and shows no signs of disappearing from the program by itself.

The following should be noted: Photoshop does not immediately change the file in any way. The file can be edited and re-saved with the same font layer intact, and Photoshop will warn you again when you try to open that file. There is another related, and arguably more useful, dialog that appears when a line with a missing font is selected. The developers will not normally need to change any font layers. In this author's opinion, this dialog serves no real purpose and should be changed in one or more of the many ways listed above or removed from the program entirely.

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Steve Mattison

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Posted 7 years ago

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David, Official Rep

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Howdy Steve,

I'm happy to let you know that with the latest version of Photoshop CC, your concern has been addressed and there is an Do Not Show button on the dialog that warns of missing fonts. In fact, this solution has been available since June of 2014 (CC 2014).