How to find substituted font in a document?

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How to find substituted font in a document?

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The headline says everything.

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Post by Ruchama »

sorry for my ignorance- what is a substituted font?

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E. G. when you import some Greek text and format it with a font that doesn't have Greek characters. Usually NWP substitutes a near guess for the text and highlights it red, so you can see the font was changed.

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Post by Ruchama »

Thanks for the clarification. I don't know how to do it. sorry

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Post by Elbrecht »

Hi -

place cursor somewhere into substituted font range and SELECT RANGE from "a" small icon at bottom of the document window...

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Post by Groucho »

Thanks.
I never thought of doing like that. I suppose substituted fonts have some attribute of their own, then. If so, I think a search macro could be written.

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Post by Elbrecht »

...again -

works with all fonts, substituted or not...

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Post by Ruchama »

if indeed there is some specific attribute to the text (like being red) then you should be able to do so through find/replace...

I just had a quick look into the help file, it looks like the substituted text font can be set. you may know that already..

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Post by Groucho »

Nope. Substituted fonts do not have a reproducible formatting. It looks like the hilite is something NWP uses to make substituted font obvious. It is a fake hilite, in other words.
And, yep, I can select multiple substituted fonts via the character attribute tag, but then I cannot tell wherever in a document (I work with documents with up to 200,000 words, or 500 pages) hilited fonts occur.
I hoped there was a way to it through a macro, something like the "Select Next Image" statement, for example.

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Post by martin »

Hi Henry, there's currently no way to do this. As you've discovered, the "font substituted" highlighting is not a proper attribute that you can search for. So for now you'll have to visually scan your document for it. We've do have this feature request filed.

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Thanks, Martin. Always neat and timely. Neat and timely as always.

Henry.

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