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WD2000: Some Fonts Available in Word 95 No Longer Available in Word 2000
Article ID: 211916 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q211916
For a Microsoft Word 2002 version of this article, see 291354
The following TrueType fonts, available in earlier versions of Microsoft Word, are not available in Microsoft Word 97 and later.
MS LineDrawThe MS LineDraw font is identified as a symbol font. Therefore, Word 2000 interprets text typed in the MS LineDraw font as a series of symbols, and many of the formatting and proofing features of Word ignore the text.
Courier New contains the exact same character set as MS LineDraw. Existing documents formatted with the MS LineDraw font are mapped to Courier New when opened in Word 2000.
To access the line drawing characters that were formerly available in MS LineDraw, click Symbol on the Insert menu, change the font to (normal text), and change the Subset to Box Drawing.
Bookshelf SymbolBookshelf Symbol 1 and Bookshelf Symbol 2 fonts are not proper symbol fonts. Because Word 2000 supports Unicode, these fonts are not usable in Word. In many cases, if a converted document contains these fonts, you see "empty" characters, represented by square boxes.
International FontsWord 2000 makes available most international fonts.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212400/EN-US/ )WD2000: General Information About International and Multilingual Features
Vector FontsVector fonts use an older font technology, and the quality of the printed output is very poor. Because of the poor printed quality, these fonts were removed from the font list in Microsoft Word 97 and later.
Examples of this font are Roman, Modern, and Script. They are mostly used by Plotter printers under Microsoft Windows 3.x.
Screen FontsMicrosoft Word is designed to produce WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) output. In order to attain that goal, the text that is displayed on the screen must be able to be printed. If the text is formatted with a screen font, then a font substitution must occur when the document is printed, because screen fonts are for display only and cannot be printed.
A font substitution may produce non-WYSIWYG output. For this reason, screen fonts are not available in the font list.
You can still force Word to use a screen font to display the text by typing the name of the font, exactly as it is named in Windows, into the font list and pressing ENTER.
For additional information about missing fonts, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211916/EN-US/ )WD2000: Fonts Are Missing from the Font List