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Fonts are missing from the Font list when you click the Font box on the Formatting toolbar in Word
Article ID: 276515 - View products that this article applies to.
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When you click the Font box on the Formatting toolbar or you click Font on the Format menu, the Font list may be empty or may display only a few fonts.
This problem can occur when one of the following conditions is true:
To correct this problem, use one or more of the following methods appropriate for your situation.
Method 1: Install a default printerIf your fonts are missing in Microsoft Word, make sure that a printer driver is installed (even if there is no printer physically connected to your computer). The fonts that Word displays in the Font list are based on the specific printer that is installed in Microsoft Windows.
To install a default printer driver, follow these steps.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
Method 2: Select an appropriate printer driverIf your fonts are missing in Microsoft Word, make sure that an appropriate printer driver is selected. An appropriate printer driver might be installed in Microsoft Windows; however, an inappropriate printer driver might be selected. For example, a fax driver or Generic/Text Only driver may be set as the default printer. To make sure that you have an appropriate printer driver selected in Microsoft Word, follow these steps:
Method 3: Remove unused fontsThere is a maximum number of TrueType fonts that can be installed in Microsoft Windows. The exact number of TrueType fonts that can be installed varies, depending on the length of the TrueType font names and file names.
If specific fonts are missing in Microsoft Word, you might want to remove unused fonts from Microsoft Windows. To remove unused fonts from your computer, follow these steps:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/131943/ )TrueType font limits in Windows 95/98/Me
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/133732/ )Missing TrueType fonts in Fonts folder or programs
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310307/ )Missing TrueType fonts in WordPad and Microsoft Word
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259413/ )How to troubleshoot problems that may occur when you start or work in Word 2000, in Word 2002, and in Word 2003
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313487/ )Overview of fonts and troubleshooting for fonts in Word 2003, Word 2002 and Word 2000