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Use system fonts in Word 97 - How?

Posted on 2002-03-16
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Last Modified: 2013-12-02
The font that I see when I use notepad is not available in word - and it's my favorite font for on-screen readability and size. How can I make it (Font: "System") available in MS Word 97?
Question by:controltheweb
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Expert Comment

ID: 6871603
Hi controltheweb, you could try the following : make sure that you haven't checked "Show only TrueType fonts in the programs on my computer" on the TrueType tab of the View | Options dialog in the Fonts folder which can be found in the Control Panel


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ID: 6871663
Didn't know about that checkbox .. but it is clear, hence not the problem.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6871782
Ok this is why it doesn't show


Got the same problem here in 2K, it substitues with courier new


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sitedesignforce earned 236 total points
ID: 6871814
Force Word to use a screen font to display text by typing in the name of the font, exactly as it is named in Windows, into the font drop-down box and pressing ENTER.

Example: type "System" (without the quotes) into the font box. The font box is shown when View/Toolbars/Formatting is enabled.

Screen fonts have never been otherwise available in any version of Word for Windows. This is by design, because
Word wants to give you WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) output and screen fonts are for display only and cannot be printed.

Hence, text formatted with a screen font forces a font substitution to occur when printing, which can result in non-WYSIWYG output.

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ID: 6871819

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