Missing Fonts Loader plug-in for Adobe InDesign

Connects Adobe InDesign with FontExpert and activates missing fonts in Adobe InDesign document.


  • Adobe InDesign for Windows
  • FontExpert
  • Your missing fonts must be previously added to FontExpert Library

Download Missing Fonts Loader plug-in for Adobe InDesign 2021 16.0 x64

Download Missing Fonts Loader plug-in for Adobe InDesign CC 2020 15.0 x64

Download Missing Fonts Loader plug-ins for Adobe InDesign 2021 16 x64, СС 2020 15 x64, CC 2019 14.0 x64, CC 2017.1, CC 2017.0, CC 2015.4, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2

User Guide PDF: 2021

Installing the Plug-in

1. Install FontExpert. Download the plug-in (see download link above).

Installing Missing Fonts Loader plug-in

2. Copy MissingFontsLoader folder to the Adobe InDesign plug-ins folder:

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign 2021\Plug-Ins\MissingFontsLoader\MissingFontsLoader Resources)
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe InDesign 2021\Plug-Ins\MissingFontsLoader\MissingFontsLoader.pln

(to the Plug-Ins subfolder of the folder, where Adobe InDesign 2021 is installed on your computer.)

3. RESTART Adobe InDesign.

Using the Missing Fonts Loader Plug-in

This plug-in has an activation option: automatic (recommended) or manual.

Missing Fonts

If any fonts in a document are missing, Adobe InDesign displays a warning window.

Installing Missing Fonts Loader plug-in

Automatic Activation

The Missing Fonts Loader Plug-in loads missing fonts automatically when you open an Adobe InDesign document.

The plug-in searches for fonts in FontExpert font Library. If a missing font is not found in the FontExpert Library view, it will not be activated, and the font will be marked by InDesign as a missing font (for the current document).

Fonts activated automatically

Sometimes, when InDesign opens the document, it may still mark fonts as missing, even though they were actually activated by the plug-in during the opening of the document. In this case, you may be required to reopen document to let InDesign know that all missing fonts are now activated.

Manual Activation

When the Activate Missing Fonts Automatically checkbox is cleared, the plug-in does not activate missing fonts when you open the document. You can open the plug-in window and activate fonts manually.

The Missing Fonts Loader window shows the list of missing fonts in current document:

Manual activation of fonts

Click the Activate All button to activate missing fonts.

Important Note

When missing fonts are activated manually, it may take some time for InDesign to recognize new fonts and to redraw the document. Sometimes you need to close document and open it again.

Active Fonts in FontExpert

Fonts activated automatically

Plug-in will be able to activate Aria and Kanon fonts if they are in Library. Optionally, if Aria and Kanon fonts are also in Groups, the corresponding groups will be marked as having active fonts.