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I've been a book designer in a large publishing house for about five years now. I recently started freelancing because of a move and took a lot of fonts with me from my previous projects I did in house. Lately I've been having problems with my fonts in that they are not complete sets, etc. I used to be able to look into a folder and see the font and screen font and know that I was okay. Now, I have no idea what I am looking at to know that I have a viable font. There are, for instance, in one folder, Font Suitcase, a lot of PostScript Type 1 outline fonts and a Unix Executable File. I have no idea what any of this means and if the font files will be okay for printing. Can any of you help to school me in what constitutes a good font folder? I'm so bewildered here. Sometimes, when a font goes wacky, a little (T1) will pop up in parenthesis by my font name in INDD. I work in InDesign 3 on a Mac. Thank you so much!