Embedded fonts are not displayed as expected in the documents that are saved as RTF in Word

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SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Word, documents saved as Rich Text Format (RTF) files may not display embedded fonts as expected.

Note The Font box on the Formatting toolbar displays the embedded font style even when the font has been substituted.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if the document is saved as an RTF file. Word does not mark the font's styles (bold, italic, and so forth) as being used. As a result, the font does not get embedded, and the nearest font style is substituted.

WORKAROUND

To work around this issue, save the document as a Word Document (*.doc) or as a Web Page (*.htm,*.html) file.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

To embed a font in a Word document, follow these steps:

Word 2003 or Word 2002

  1. Select the font that you want in the Font box on the Formatting toolbar.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  3. In the Options dialog box, click the Save tab.
  4. Click to select the Embed TrueType fonts check box, and then click OK.

Word 2007

  1. On the Home tab, click the Font button in the Font group to open the Font dialog box, and then select a font.
  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
  3. In the left pane, click Save.
  4. In the right pane, click to select the Embed fonts in the file check box, and then click OK.

Properties

Article ID: 275953 - Last Review: February 20, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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