Find Font from pxm file

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2019-01-08 10:30:43

Hi ! i have been using pixelmator for a while now but i have one problem i can't seem to find an answer for.
i have some old files with fonts i don't have installed anymore and i wanted to know how can i check which font was used in the original pxm file i have?

Thanks
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2019-01-08 16:00:50

I believe you may have also messaged us via Facebook and we replied, but just in case that wasn't you (and just in case anyone's looking for the answer to this as well), here's how you can do this:

1. Open the Console app
2. Type the word Pixelmator into the search field in the top right and press the Return key
3. Type the word font and press the Return key
4. Open the file in Pixelmator, the missing font will be printed in the Console.

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2019-03-13 00:51:18

Dear Andrius,

I have tried the method that you propose to find out the name of the missing fonts of an old Pixelmator file. However, there is no message in the Console where the name of the fonts appear. I am running Pixelmator version 3.8.1 with Mojave (10.14.3).

Please, could you give me some advice on how to find out the name of the missing fonts?

Thank you,
Fernando
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2019-03-14 12:25:17

Hey Fernando, if you don't mind, could you upload the file to http://upload.pixelmator.com and paste the link here? If it's a private file, you can also email it to us at support@pixelmator.com and we'll do our best to help.
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2020-03-20 16:19:01

Did you guys ever find a solution for this?
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2020-03-23 13:04:38

I think the workaround I posted eventually stopped working but Pixelmator Pro will soon be able to do this with the new Replace Fonts feature. That feature is currently in beta but you're free to test it out if you'd like to — simply shoot us an email at beta@pixelmator.com and we'll send an invite your way. Our Pixelmator Pro beta program is also open to users of the original Pixelmator.
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2020-03-29 17:51:42

by Andrius 2020-03-23 12:04:38 That feature is currently in beta but you're free to test it out if you'd like to — simply shoot us an email at beta@pixelmator.com and we'll send an invite your way. Our Pixelmator Pro beta program is also open to users of the original Pixelmator.
Hi, does it mean that paid non pro version does not allow to at least, list the missing font names?
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2020-03-30 15:07:07

by tvial
Hi, does it mean that paid non pro version does not allow to at least, list the missing font names?
That's right. But it's not just because we're evil, Pixelmator Pro also didn't have this feature until today and, if we wanted to add it to the original Pixelmator, we'd essentially have to develop it from scratch.