Adobe InDesign OpenType font getting marked as PostScript Type 1 font a known issue, fix in works

Successor to Adobe PageMaker and Developed by Adobe Inc., Adobe InDesign is one of the few desktop publishing and page layout software. It is used by professionals worldwide to create flyers, posters, and magazines.

Currently, the software has more than 51,000 members spread across 36 countries. And as is the case with every software application, users recently reported an issue where the text was disappearing when typing in the text box.


Having said that, Adobe InDesign users are now reporting another issue where the OpenType font is getting marked as PostScript Type 1 font.

It is interesting to note that Adobe recently announced that all PostScript Type 1 fonts will be obsolete starting next year.

As a result, in the Find Font window, the OpenType font documents are getting a warning that the PostScript Type 1 should have. Many are now wondering if this is an intentional change or a bug.

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Hi everybody! I have a problem that’s a bit unerving. I had the famous blue line warning me I had Type 1 font. I changed them all to a Opentype equivalent. In the find / change type window it was saying I had none left. Worked on the file and by the end of the day closed it and gone home. Today when I open my document, it still says I have some Type 1 in the blue line but when I look at the find/change font window it says 0! I’m on Big Sur and my collegue on Catalina and we both have the same problem on various document.

Hi, when InDesign gives me a hint, that my document has typ1 fonts and I go to my font searching tool (sorry, I´m German, don´t know exactly, how this is called right) and there is announced a “0” with the type 1 font, how/where do I find then what of the fonts is the type 1 font in my document so I could exchange it? Would be great if someone here has a hint for me, thanks a lot, Steffi

As it turns out, Adobe is aware of the issue where InDesign OpenType font is being misinterpreted as PostScript Type 1. They also said that a fix is underway but did not share any ETA on when it will be patched.

Hi there, Sorry about that. The product team is aware of this issue, and they are working on a fix. I would request you to please stay patient and stay tuned for updates.

Rest assured, we will be keeping an eye out on the matter and update this space as and when required so stay tuned.

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.