Lesson C: Adding Text

Procure a Few Fonts

We should have fonts that go with our Victorian/Steampunk-themed poster, so I’ve come up with a way for you to get a few nifty fonts quickly, provided the computer you’re using can currently access the Internet and the Creative Cloud app is running (see the Introduction).

  • In the Project 1 folder is a file called TheFonts.indd. Open it by double-clicking on the filename, or from within InDesign by choosing File > Open…. You will almost instantly get a message that there are missing fonts. Don’t be alarmed, but don’t dismiss this warning: we need that dialog box.

Having just reread that dialog box, I’m impressed with its clarity and plain language—so much better than messages like “unknown error occurred.” ...

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