Arial Font - Template File Standard Questions If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Sans-Serif fonts On this page you can download Arial Narrow font version Version 2.20, which belongs to the family Arial Narrow (Regular tracing). Font manufacturer is Arial-Narrow. Download Arial Narrow for free on AllFont.net. AutoCAD generally supports two type of fonts TrueType with TTF extension and shape font with SHX extension. TrueType is Windows native font type which comes ready-made with your windows installation but shape fonts are AutoCAD specific fonts which are installed along with AutoCAD.
So I have been give the task up over hauling our current CAD / Civil3D template file. The 5 years I have been at my current company it has never worked right, got corrupted 2 or 3 times. So, part of my goals (when I have time between being 100% billable) is to create a new template file from the ground up, blank drawing and recreate all of my CAD and Civil3D styles, layers, blocks, components, etc.
My boss once our plans to utilize Arial font. He likes the way our Survey's look when we use that font to prepare our maps and plans. He says the plans look clean and clear using this font verses simplex or one of the roman styles. So, okay, he signs the plan, the plans do look a bit nicer so I go ahead and setup a job this way. He likes it, the plan look really good.
However, the CAD manager of the company says that we can not use Arial font. The reason I have gotten are that when the font is screen downed for the other departments to use the plan gets muddy looking (not entirely true, but okay). I am also told that the Arial font has caused issues with CAD running too slow for the other departments when the xref out maps into there drawings. I have been told that the Arial font is the issue. So I am not entirely sure what to think about this. To complicate things and give some back story, the Civil department will do all of the drafting in one drawing for commercial and residential design, so they will have a Dimensions Plan, Grading Plan (no surface), Utility Plan with pipe system, details, landscape plan, truck turning plan, and any other type of plan necessary for that project all in one drawing.
My question is, how can I setup my template file to utilize the Arial font and still be able to provide a plan to other departments that they can use so that it wont look muddy or cause and lag issues. I have been thinking about running a script to change the text styles to simplex prior to sending the files out but think it would just be easier to just send the file as is.
Has anyone else had similar issues using Arial font in their drawings?
Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.
AutoCad 2D :: Arial Narrow Font Display In 2011Jun 19, 2011
why the Arial narrow font used in dwg files from earlier Acad version won't display as expected in Acad 2011/Windows 7/32 Bit.
All text characters display as a very simple thin lines of constant thickness no matter how close you zoom in. Neither can I create new text using A/Narrow though all other fonts work ok.
Files with this issue were created in WindowsXP on a PC and the problem is surfacing on Win7 running on VM Ware Fusion installed on iMac & therefore preventing me from fully migrate over to Mac as I need to work now and again on old files.
Illustrator :: Arial Narrow Bold In CS6?Feb 26, 2014
How can I use Arial Narrow Bold in Illustrator CS6? In CS5 I can choose Arial Narrow as a font and just make it bold. Now in CS6 I only find Arial as a font and can make it either narrow or bold but not both. I have installed the ”whole” Arial font family in windowsfonts, so there I can find Arial Narrow, but why does it and the other Arial fonts appear in Illustrator?
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 :: Arial Narrow BoldAug 8, 2012
I got problem with Arial narrow bold, if i make new document in x6 i have problem,
if i open old document (x4), everything is ok, but if i click update text, again Arial narrow bold is wrong.
Photoshop :: PS Doesn't Recognize Arial Narrow Bold..Dec 10, 2008
i have photoshop 7.0 on a windows xp machine. trying to work with a psd file that uses arial narrow bold and arial narrow italic fonts. when i dragged the file into photoshop, it told me those fonts weren't available. downloaded arialnb.ttf and arialni.ttf from the internet, went into my control panel - fonts folder and deleted the old ones that weren't being recognized and installed the new ones. they are still not recognized. microsoft word doesn't recognize them either.
AutoCad :: 2013 - Arial Font Not Recognized?Jan 18, 2013
When I first installed Architecture 2013, I seem to remember having to navigate the menus to make sure that the Arial font was on the selected list of 'recognized fonts' - but cant remember where this list is filed/found.
Photoshop :: Arial Black Absent From Font ListFeb 23, 2008
the normal form of Arial Black is not showing up on my font list in Photoshop.
Only the italic version is available for use.
I have verified in the Windows Font folder that both styles are installed.
AutoCAD Architecture :: Arial Font Substitution In Dimensions?Jan 4, 2013
Everytime I select Mtext, specifically in a dimension, Autocad 2010 Arch automatically switches the highlighted (computed measurement) text to Arial before I've done anything. So everytime I have to edit a dimension Mtext, I have to reselect the computed dimension (<> / highlighted text), then select the correct text style again to get it back to the correct text style I'm using (FluxArch ttf). All of my text styles in the file have no association w/ Arial, and all the dimension styles rely on the text styles..so I'm stumped. Do I need to repair Autocad due to it Mtext editor being corrupted or something to get it to work properly again?
AutoCAD 2010 :: Arial Type Stencil Font?Feb 21, 2012
I need it to be a Sans-serif font, similar to arial type, but with the cutouts needed for stenciling. I also need numbers included. In fact, i dont even need letters, I just need numbers.
Everything I have found is either a serif style font, or doesn't include numbers.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X4 :: Close Font But G Needs To Be Open As In Arial?Apr 19, 2011
I have a close font but the 'g' needs to be open as in Arial.
AutoCAD Print / Plot :: Arial Or TTF Font Changes Width When PlottingNov 2, 2011
We have noticed when using Arial.TTF (Client Required) that when plotting hard copies out, we have discovered that the width of the text line is different than it shows in Autocad. We have done several troubleshooting tests, and are convinced it has something to do with it being a TTF font and different drivers or devices scale the fonts differently. I have scoured the net, but cannot find discussion on this issue.
We have tried:
Plot Style Tables - No effect
Various plotters - Same issue, but different degrees of width change
re-creating drawings - no effect
AutoCAD version - no effect
I have attached a sample file that we have used to test this issue - incase it might have an issue in the file it's self.
To see the biggest difference plot to fit a D+ size using Extents vs Window around the Text only.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 :: Arial Font Get Italic While Converting It To Curve?Oct 16, 2012
when i converting my arial font to curve it automatically convert to Italic i have replace my arial font from other machine as well but still the same issue.
i am using Corel Draw X6 which is updated
Os Win 7 (updated)
AutoCad :: Visio Drawings Font Arial - Change Text StyleJul 15, 2013
I got a work that I have to change around 1200 drawings from Microsoft Visio to AutoCad 2009. One annoying thing is that the Visio drawings got Arial as text style and my company want everything in their own textstyle. So at the moment I single click all text bar and change the style, there must be a faster way to fix this.
AutoCad :: Pros And Cons Associated With Changing Out Standard Font Of Roman SHX To ArialMay 7, 2013
What would be the pros and cons associated with changing out our standard font of Roman.shx to Arial.
- From what I hear, Revit drawings don't use shape files and do not do translate well with Revit. Is this correct?
- Is it easier to make a searchable PDF or DWF with a true type font?
Are there any other advantages or stumbling blocks?
AutoCad :: Generating PDFs - Cannot Find Or Create Font Arial-Black
Arial Narrow Autocad Font LayoutApr 14, 2011
When I open a pdf produced using dwgtopdf I get a warning from Adobe Acrobat that it 'cannot find or create the font 'Arial-Black'. Some characters may not display or print correctly'.
Looked at the files present within the template when I go to e-transmit and inded, there is no sign of that font, but the title block displays perfectly well.
Checked my fonts folder in control panel and while there is an 'Arial Black', there is no 'Arial-Black'.
Is this a problem within ACAD or Adobe Acrobat. The problem has only appeared over the last few weeks.
AutoCad :: Arial Font Symbols And PDF Plotter - Series Of Boxes Plotted For Each CharacterAug 22, 2009
I'm using ACAD LT 2010. I use the basic Arial font for all text and the mtext command to insert text. On occasion I use some of the standard symbols such as the degree symbol (%%d) and +/- symbol (%%p) among others. When I plot to the printer everything prints fine, but when I plot to PDF using the standard DWG to PDF plotter setup that comes with LT2010 the symbols and usually the entire line that the symbol is on either doesn't plot or it plots a series of boxes for each character in that line. I experimented with a couple of other different fonts and the same symbols. Some plotted to PDF correctly others did as stated above.
GIMP :: Adding Text To Graphics - Fonts Suddenly Too NarrowNov 28, 2013
I had been using 2.8.0, adding some text to graphics. I came back from a brief break, and the next time I added text, the font was extremely narrow, to the point that it was illegible.
At first I tried simply shutting GIMP down and restarting. No such luck. Next, I uninstalled GIMP, then I ran CCleaner to get rid of any residual files and settings, then I reinstalled GIMP, still using the 2.8.0 Windows installer, and still, the issue persisted.
** EDIT ** I tested ALL fonts, the problems happens with each one.
So I uninstalled again, did the CCleaner thing, then downloaded and installed 2.8.8, and the problem still persists.
Again, fonts and texts had been working without an issue all day. I stepped away from my PC to get food. There was no one in the house that could have messed with any settings, no pets to accidentally press keys or anything like that.
I am at a complete loss. I've looked at every possible setting I could think of that could possibly impact how fonts are rendered, and changing settings still does nothing.
I have found an inconvenient workaround for this problem, but at least I can now get some work done.
The problem still occurs when I try to insert text into an EXISTING image, but if a create a NEW IMAGE with a background color, text displays and renders as it should. If I choose a transparent background, I still get the problem with the text rendering too narrow to be legible.
Make your program for mac with wine vinegar. So something about existing images and/or transparent backgrounds contributes to this issue. But as long as I create my text layer in a new image, I can then just copy and paste that layer into the image I want to edit, and I can even edit the text once it has been pasted without problems.
Still, this is very inconvenient, especially when I am trying to place text in precise positions.
Illustrator :: Save Text In SVG Files As Arial And Not Arial-MTOct 20, 2013
I work for a website company and spend a lot of time producing images which contain standard text within svg files for use on webpages. I have noticed that the text in these files often doesn't display properly: it is misaligned and in sarif. I have found this is due to many browsers not recognising the text 'Arial-MT' that illustrator uses as its standard Arial font.
It seems that Illustrator makes it impossible to save text within svg files as Arial - a universal font that all web browsers can read. This seems like a critical failure in Illustrator and basically makes Illustrator unusable for web-based svgs..
At the moment I have resorted to creating a program that finds and replaces Arial-MT to Arial within the actual svg file. Any actual way within illustrator to save Arial AS Arial and not this ridiculous Arial-MT fonttype that no webbroswer can use.
Photoshop :: How To Replace All Instances Of Missing Font With Font Of ChoiceApr 10, 2012
I'm using Photoshop CS5. How can I replace all instances of a missing font with a font of my choice?
Illustrator :: Way To Specify A Given System Font That Should Be Substituted For Given Missing FontApr 12, 2013
Is there a way to specify a given system font that should be substituted for a given missing font? For example, the document I'm working with contains CourierStd and CourierStd-Bold which are not installed on my system. I would like to set Illustrator so that any time a document that contains these fonts is opened, Courier New and Courier New Bold are substituted automatically.
Photoshop :: Arial 12 Points, Looks Like Arial 10 PointsApr 14, 2006
in Photoshop, Arial 12 points, *looks* like Arial 10 points.
Photoshop :: CS6 Internal Font Missing?Jul 8, 2012
I was using Extensis Suitcase Fusion 4 trial, and it ended, but when it did now because I can't use it, somehow it must have removed or just had de-activated the photoshop internal system font. All of my panels and menus etc except for the top windows-menus lists, but everything else is missing - blank. I can't do anything in photoshop practically speaking. Cannot see any layer names etc.. normal type-tool and fonts loaded show up, but nothing in the program itself. So I can't even enter numerical values for anything. Illustrator, Indesign, Flash, Muse, Bridge, Premiere, After Effects - -- all of these are working just fine.. what is the specific font I need to re-install for Photoshop to display? It is the same font that starts listing when you open the program on the splash logo where it is saying 'loading fonts' etc and all that stuff, its just blank.
AutoCad :: Missing Font After Plotting As PDF?Dec 13, 2013
Have a drawing that opens without errors, but when i save the same drawing using 'DWG to PDF' the pdf saves and then the pdf opens and states 'cannot find or create the font ArialMT some characters may not display or print correctly' and it is corrupted.
Can i replace the missing font in Autocad before plotting it to a pdf to get around
Illustrator :: Calibri Font MissingJun 27, 2012
How can I import files, PDFs and EPS, with the Calibri font? When I try I am told that the Calibri Font is missing and will be substituted. Can I import the file? I've tried using a font program to install it on the system with no success.
Illustrator :: Missing Font - How To RepairMar 2, 2014
I'm using Illustrator CS4. Suddenly the font One Stroke Script Let Plain has gone missing. How can I repair it?
Illustrator :: Re-mapping A Missing FontMar 4, 2013
I'm trying to open a document that says 'LTUnivers-BasicBlack is missing'. I have a font called Univers LT Std on my system. How can I tell Illustrator to use Univers LT Std wherever it sees LTUnivers?
Paint Shop Pro :: Missing Font - BETSY?Mar 21, 2013
I have Paint Shop Pro X4. I File/Open a .PSPIMAGE file and I get a Replace Font window telling me I am missing Font: BETSY.
I went to a download site [URL] and downloaded a Font called BETSY FLANAGAN which appears to be the font I need.
In the dropdown box for the Replace font, I search and find the BETSY FLANAGAN font I downloaded to the FONTS Folder. When I insert it, the text where it is used comes out odd. I have the original jpeg file, so I know the font is not the same. Is BETSY FLANAGAN the same as the missing BETSY font?
URL where I can download the correct font for free?
CorelDRAW X5 :: Missing Font When Open A File?Jan 29, 2013
When I open a file that I have previously saved a message comes up saying the font Biondi Normal (Western) is not available and it wants to substitute with another font in this case Ribbon Normal which is nothing like the font I need. I have read the previous threads but as they are quite old I thought there might be something new (perhaps easier) I could try.
Photoshop :: Missing Fonts But Exist In A Font ManagerApr 10, 2013
I have linotype and i often type things in and scroll thru to see what font looks best. However, There are are a lot of fonts that are not available to PS cs5. Some of these fonts have Adobe at the design of their manes. They did not exist previous to me installing PS so i figure these are specifically made by Adobe fonts.
So why are these fonts not available in PS? Do i need a better font manager?
Photoshop :: Helvetica Regular Font Missing In CS3 But Not In CS5 On Same Computer?May 8, 2012
I have both Photoshop CS3 and CS5 installed on a Windows 7 64-bit system. Photoshop CS5 has two Helvetica fonts: one TrueType and one Type 1. The TT version only offers italic and bold italic styles. The T1 font offers the full suite of bold, italic, bold italic (or oblique), and medium (or regular). This seems odd, but it's sufficient. Photoshop CS3, on the same computer, only offers me the Helvetica TT font, with just the two styles mentioned above. Why can't CS3 see the T1 Helvetica? Why does the TT Helvetica only show me two styles? In case it's relevant, I believe the Type 1 version is the only one I deliberately installed, and I recently upgraded to a 2010 version of the font made available by Adobe.
Arial Narrow Autocad Font Download
Photoshop :: Missing Font - Helvetica Not Included In CS6 SetupDec 30, 2012
Font Arial Narrow Per Autocad
Cannot see that Helvetica is included in the CS6 setup I bought. Why is that so? It's a most common font.