David Blatner and Anne-Marie Concepcion of InDesignSecrets have noted on their site that the current Creative Cloud version of Adobe InDesign no longer installs a wide array of fonts by default. Thanks to the Adobe TypeKit subscription that’s included with Creative Cloud, plenty of fonts are available, but by installing only three basic fonts (without even full bold and italic for Minion Pro), Adobe is making it hard for students who can’t necessarily install fonts at will, trainers who need to create documents that are usable on clean installations, people behind TypeKit-blocking firewalls or who are offline, and any designer who needs to configure a new installation by downloading fonts one at a time. Cloud services have many advantages, but it’s important for companies to recognize the downsides as well.
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