WD97: How to Embed TrueType Fonts in a Document
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Microsoft Word allows you to embed TrueType fonts in a Word document sothat you can view and edit the fonts (if licensing rights allow), even ifyou open the document on a computer that does not have the font installed.
To embed TrueType fonts in a saved document, follow these steps:
- On the Tools menu, click Options.
- Click the Save tab.
- Select the Embed TrueType Fonts check box.
NOTE: Some fonts treat normal, bold, italic, and bold-italic as separatefont .ttf files. In this case, the file size of your document is largerwhen you use bold and italic formatting than it is if you do not.
If a font does not have a bold, italic, or bold-italic version, Windows generates bold or italic from the core font. In this case, thefile size increases when you use bold or italic formatting.
Font embedding licensing rights determine how the font may be embeddedin the document.
To determine the licensing rights of a particular font, Microsoft provides a Font Properties Extension tool that can be downloaded from the following Web site:
Font licensed as Result --------------------------------------------------------------- Protected The font may not be embedded, copied, or modified. If you use a protected font in a document and this document is opened on a computer that does not have the font installed on it, a font substitution occurs. Word substitutes the closest font available on the computer for the missing protected font. Print/Preview The font is embedded and temporarily loaded on the target computer. Documents that contain print/preview fonts must be opened read-only, and no edits are stored in the document. Embedding a font of this nature has the least impact on file size increase. Editable The font behaves just like the print/preview fonts, except that you may also apply the font to other text in the same document. Installable The font is installed on the target computer permanently when you open the document. This allows you to use the new fonts as if you installed the fonts directly into Windows yourself. This type of embedded font has the greatest impact on file size because the entire font or fonts are included with the document. The size of the font file can vary greatly. To estimate the font file size, follow the appropriate procedure for your version of Windows.
NOTE: Because there are several versions of Windows, the following stepsmay be different on your computer. If they are, please consult your productdocumentation to complete these steps.
- On the Start menu, click Settings and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click the Fonts icon.
- Right-click the font you want, and click Properties on the shortcut menu. The size of the font on disk is listed for "Size:".
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