Font Activation simply doesn't work


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 28, 2007
I thought I'd try out the new Font Activation feature however it doesn't seem to work. Here's what I tried:

I created a new Pages document, typed some random text, changed the font to Comic Sans and saved and closed the document.

Then in Font Book I switched off Comic Sans - highly recommended :)

I then opened my Pages document and had a warning that the font Comic Sans was missing. So, no automatic font activation then...

I'd be grateful if others could try the above procedure and confirm whether it works or not for you.



P.S. The problem can be replicated with TextEdit too...


macrumors newbie
Apr 13, 2007
Stony Brook, NY
Worked for me...

It seemed to work perfectly for me. Are you sure that you are disabling the font and not removing it? (stupid question, i know... but i have to ask).


macrumors regular
Aug 23, 2003
It's not working for me either.

I tested it in pages and illustrator.

Installed 'Avenir' font, typed some text into an illustrator page, saved and quit illustrator. Then turned Avenir off in font book and reloaded my illustrator page. It just converted it to myriad automatically.

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