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I am trying to package up a number of fonts to send out along with an Illustrator file to another location. I've gathered up all of the font files except one. It appears in the Illustrator Character drop down box but I can't find it in my fonts folder on my PC. How do I know what file in the fonts folder is the one I am looking for?

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In Illustrator on the menu bar you can select Type-->Find Font... which will give you a list of fonts in the document, then you can isolate which font you don't have and search for it on your PC based on its name. There are usually several "font folders" on your system.

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You might just have to do some alphabetic detective work. :)

A lot of times fonts will show up in the font folder with prefix, which usually states who owns the font, like 'ITC Garamond,' but in sometimes in Adobe products the fonts show up without the prefix. So, the 'ITC Garamond' might only be listed as 'Garamond.'

Also, Adobe sorts their font-list in alphabetic order starting with the name of the font, not the prefix, but the font folder does the opposite. So, in Illustrator 'ITC Garamond' would be listed in with the fonts that start with 'G', while in the font folder it would be listed under 'I'.

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If you are on windows, check %programfiles%\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts
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So . . . this is what I learned. The font I was looking for was a type 1 font and it is sitting inthe Windows/Font folder. It can be accessed from other programs (e.g. Word) but the name it goes by is different from what is displayed in Illustrator or any other program (HelveticaNeue Medium as opposed to Helvetica 65 Medium). At least that is what I'm deducing. There were no fonts in the Common Files / Adobe / Fonts folder.

Why is it such a pain when it can be so simple? <_<

Thanks for all your help.

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If you are on windows, check %programfiles%\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts



Thank You, Frax (Hugo)!
Your answer to Rudy was exactly the answer I was looking for, also. Most direct, simple, and to the point.
I found the fonts I was looking for - never thought to look in the "common files."

Thank you,
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