# Edit a Mathematica plot in Illustrator, missing font problem

I export my Mathematica generated plot as an eps and then open it in Adobe Illustrator to make a few changes. When I try to do this I get this error message:

Times-Roman: Font not found on the system; missing font has been substituted.

But the substituted font looks terrible. How can I make Illustrator load the correct fonts on a Windows 7 box?

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Could you provide a small Plot example that exhibits this behavior? Please also include the specific Export command you use. –  Sjoerd C. de Vries Jun 17 '12 at 7:15
I did it in the past with Illustrator. At that time I exported the graphics without any text. It was for the same reason. I added then the text by hands already within the Illustrator, along with some minor additional graphics, such as some lines arrows etc. Now I prefer to finalize everything in Mma. –  Alexei Boulbitch Feb 20 '14 at 16:14

I don't run Windows, but I do know how to fix this problem on Mac OS X (see my web page).

Based on that, I can at least provide a guess as to what you should do. However, I can't guarantee that it will work because I have no way to try it. So use this prescription at your own risk:

• Download the Mathematica fronts from the official web site (they also come with MMA, but I don't know where they reside on Windows).
• In the extracted directory, locate the Type1 folder
• In another window, find the directory <System Disk>:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts (the Adobe folder should already exist, but you may have to create the Fonts folder.
• Drag the Type1 folder found in the first step into the directory found in the last step.

Now restart Illustrator, and with some luck you'll have the Math fonts available.

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The Type1 folder does not contain the Times-Roman font mentioned in the question. –  Alexey Popkov Jun 17 '12 at 5:36
The same error message, but the substituted font is a lot nicer! thanks –  mark Jun 17 '12 at 5:52
Sorry it doesn't work the way I hoped. Maybe someone else will find a better answer - –  Jens Jun 17 '12 at 6:48
Thank you! It worked! If there's still a missing font we can now just copy it to that folder. –  user1607 Jun 28 '12 at 22:26
Just a heads up: In Win8, this worked by exporting all the fonts in the Type1 folder into C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CC (64 Bit)\Support Files\Required\Fonts. I could not find the path that @jens provided in the answer –  Sosi Feb 20 '14 at 16:00

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