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When you click the Font list on the Home tab in Microsoft Office Word 2007, the Font list may be empty. Alternatively, the Font list may display only a few fonts.
This problem occurs if one of the following conditions is true.
To correct this problem, use one or more of the following methods as appropriate for your situation.
Method 1: Install a default printerIf your fonts are missing in Word 2007, make sure that a printer driver is installed. You must have a printer driver installed even if there is no printer physically connected to the computer. The fonts that Word 2007 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:
Method 2: Select an appropriate printer driverIf the fonts are missing in Word 2007, make sure that an appropriate printer driver is selected. An appropriate printer driver may be installed in Windows. However, an inappropriate printer driver may be selected. For example, a fax driver or a generic/text only driver may be set as the default printer. To make sure that you have an appropriate printer driver selected in Word 2007, follow these steps:
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/918791/ )Overview of fonts and troubleshooting for fonts in Word 2007