How to Avoid Missing Files and Fonts in Adobe Illustrator

By on October 18, 2014 — Updated on October 18, 2014

One of the common problems of beginners in Adobe Illustrators is the missing files and fonts whenever the design is opened in another computer.

This usually happens when the files is sent another company for redesigning and/or printing, or by simply transferring the file from one computer to another in your office .

This happens because you did not include the linked files and fonts when you saved your design.

To avoid this problem, here are some of the solutions:

Save As and Include Link Files

This process is very simple. On the menu bar of your Adobe Illustrator window, click the File then look for Save As. Rename the file or simple replace the existing in your system.

This time, the Illustrator Options window will pop up; make sure to check the Include Link Files option and click the OK button.

Create Outline

WARNING: Creating outline will turn your font into a vector shape. This means that you can no longer edit your text unless you will retype the words.

So it is very important to make a backup file before converting your text into a vector shape.

Here is how to do it: Select all the text (only) then right click and select Create Outline. As simple as that. Then save.

Put the Linked Files and Fonts in One Folder

Using Save As and Include Link Files option will increase the file size of your design which will make it difficult to be sent though email.

Therefore, if you are going to send your working file via email and you are only required to use smaller file size, it is better if you save your link file and font in one folder and send them separately.

Although you can also use WeTransfer and other similar online services, the above suggestion will also work for if you have no other choice.

I look forward that post has helped you. Thanks you for reading. Godspeed!



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One Comment

  1. nitin vasu

    August 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I Was Looking For This Trick ..Ahhh..Thank You For Sharing…

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