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I asked a question silima to what I am about to ask.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Applications/Q_27283354.html

We have some Word documents that have check boxes on them.
We are using Word 2007.
In Windows 7 using the same ver of office the check boxes do not appear.
It was discovered that they were put in useing Hex 206D with the times new roman font.
That code in later versions is blank.
How do I get the boxes back without changing the document?
This is one of this little problems that is a BIG one for us.
Can the font be edited at all?
DO i need to install an older ver on the Win 7 boxes?
I tried the latter and I didn't see any change.
I dont understand why something like this would change.
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Hello,

there's nothing you can do about the font changes. But you could use another font to simulate check boxes.

For example Wingdings.

111 for an empty box
254 for a checked box.

See attached.

cheers, teylyn


Checked.docx
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I'm wondering if using fonts to put in boxes is a good idea at all.
If the wingdings changes anything then we have the problem all over again.
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pauls681,

Your options are:
Change the font to one that's likely to be on most user machines as Teylyn suggests
Copy the version of Times New Roman from the machines where the checkboxes do appear to the ones where it doesn't (may have other, unintended consequences)
Embed the font in the document

The following Microsoft KB article explains how to embed a font in Word 2007. The same information can be found elsewhere on the web:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290952

Cheers,
LHerrou
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And just on a lark, here's the Microsoft recommend way to do checkboxes, either visual ones or actual clickable ones for an interactive document:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/make-a-checklist-in-word-HA010030748.aspx

They will probably be supporting Webdings and Wingdings for a long long time to come, since this is their approved method.
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Thanks for the ideas. I think changing the font is the best option. I dont want to mess around with copying old versions of fonts not to mention that it would need to be managed as well.
Thanks
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