When sending artwork to print, all fonts are made into outlines so our printer shouldn’t have any font queries. However, there are a couple anomalies that keep popping up and showing as missing fonts within the file. I have scoured the artwork trying to find where these fonts are hiding with no success.
I don’t want to replace them, I want to delete them but can’t work out how to highlight them within the artwork.
I have tried Type/Find Font and selected the missing one(s) assuming it would highlight it in the artwork, but it doesn’t.
I have also tried Object/Path/Clean Up in-case it’s simply an empty text path that is hiding somewhere, but this doesn’t work either!
Empty text objects do not outline, but they register as a font in your document because the text object retains font attributes whether there are any characters in the object or not. They can be difficult to locate manually. Here is a way to find them easily.
After converting type to outlines, only empty or locked text objects will remain, so…
- Unlock all layers and sub-layers.
- From the Object menu, choose
Select > Object > All Text Objects
From there you can see and easily delete any text objects that were previously hidden.