Can you send me an example of a PDF that demonstrates the problem?
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, the file in question was not a PDF file but rather a PPX2 file being opened in PPX3 on a different machine at my office which did not have one of the requisite fonts installed, which is what triggered the substitution dialogue. First I copied the missing font to the X3 computer and, without installing it, tested to see if Font Manager would find it and install it temporarily. However, as I mentioned in my first post, in the substitution dialogue, the FM option is grayed out -- as if FM was not even installed -- and so no auto-installation took place. I then installed the font manually and the document opened without a hitch (well, not totally -- some re-flow of text occurred which messed things up a bit, but at least there was no substitution dialogue).
FM will automatically find fonts if they are added to one of the Groups in FM.
FM will also find fonts automatically when called up by PP, but it isn't immediately obvious that this will only happen if the fonts have been added to a Group. However, given the size of most hard disks these days, it probably wouldn't be practical to let FM search more widely than that.
Windows 10® Home 64-bit; Intel® Core™ i3-4010U CPU; 4GB DDR3L RAM; Intel® HD Graphics 4400
La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien à enlever.
(Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.)
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)
Thanks for the replies. I wasn't aware that fonts had to be added to a Group in FM in order for FM to locate them (haven't studied the program in much depth, obviously), so will be building some groups real soon now...