The June 2020 release of Adobe InDesign (v15.1) offers the option to automatically activate any missing Adobe Fonts from the Adobe Fonts site (without you having to go there and find them) when a document is opened. This process happens in the background without displaying the Missing Fonts dialog.

To activate this option select Auto-activate Adobe Fonts from the File Handling pane of the Preferences dialog. Note: By default, Auto-activate Adobe Fonts is disabled in InDesign.

Once all the missing Adobe Fonts are activated, the Missing Fonts dialog will open if there are additional non-Adobe fonts missing.

This is a huge time-saver!

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.