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OpenType fonts are displayd as TrueType fonts in a 2007 Office system

Consider the following scenario:

  • You create a presentation in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.
  • You type some text in the presentation.
  • On the Home tab, you click the Font list in the Font group. 
In this scenario, OpenType fonts are displayed as TrueType fonts in the Font list. Additionally, the icon for the OpenType fonts is a TrueType fonts icon.

Note In the Font list, some fonts are OpenType fonts, and other fonts are TrueType fonts. When the issue occurs that is described in the "Symptoms" section, only OpenType fonts are displayed incorrectly as TrueType fonts. TrueType fonts are displayed correctly.
To resolve this issue, apply the following hotfix:

2512787 Description of the 2007 Office hotfix package (oart-x-none.msp, oartconv-x-none.msp): April 26, 2011

Registry key information

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

After you install the hotfix package, follow these steps to enable the hotfix:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: 

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common
  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
  4. Type PreferOTFontIcon, and then press ENTER.
  5. In the Details pane, right-click PreferOTFontIcon, and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

    Note If the value of PreferOTFontIcon is set to 1, the OpenType icon appears in the Font list.
  7. Exit Registry Editor.
Note After you apply the hotfix and add the PreferOTFontIcon registry value, not all the TrueType fonts are displayed as OpenType fonts in the Font list. Only the TrueType fonts that are also OpenType fonts are displayed as OpenType fonts.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 2526892 - Last Review: 06/20/2011 06:10:00 - Revision: 2.0

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