Is it possible to export an Illustrator file off our MAC (CS6) and send to PC (Adobe CC) and package all the fonts to go with the artwork to avoid installing missing fonts one by one?
You can use a script that packages all the assets related to the document (like linked images), but it unfortunately doesn't collect the fonts along.
Using the Collect for Output script:
- Open the document that you want to package/collect for output.
- On the menu, go
File > Scripts > Other Script
- The execute script panel will pop up. In OSX, the script will be
\Applications\Adobe Illustrator CS5\Scripting\Sample Scripts\Applescript\Collect for Output\.
- Now follow the directions (it will ask to save the document first and then for a destination folder)
Finding out what fonts are being used in a giving document: Use Adobe Bridge (which should have been installed along with Illustrator).
- browse to the file you want to get information about within Bridge.
- Select the file
- Open the metadata panel.
- Voila! All the info you might need: Fonts, swatches, etc.
Hope it helps. CS5 users: the collect for output script is also available to you as well.
I've been happy using ArtFiles to package my AI6 projects. It's easy to use and works great. Just open the program and drag in the file. It also lets you know of any potential errors. The free trial version allows you to use it 15 times… after that it's $39.95. It's been well worth it for me.