Win 10 - Word 2007: Hidden Fonts Don't Hide


There is a feature in fonts in Win 10 that allows you to hide the fonts.  

But, though they grey out inside the System > Fonts interface, they do not suppress themselves in programs, like word.  Still that long list.

Seen posts in Google lamenting the issue.  But, no solutions.

How does this look to you?


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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In the  Word Font Setting Window, did you Hide the fonts you don't want?   I just use the Recent Fonts and ignore the list.

Jackie Man IT ManagerCommented:
You need to upgrade to Office 2010 and use Word 2010 as Office 2007 is not supported on Windows 10 and there is no workaround.

Besides, Office 2007 had already come to the end of extended support on 10 October 2017 and it is a bit risky to continue to use it in your computer and you will discover more and more strange issues without resolution as Windows 10 will have to automatically update to tighten its security and more and more legacy software will be obsolete in no time.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
My screen shot above was from Word 2016. I have not used Word 2007 since about 2010
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Jackie Man IT ManagerCommented:
Agreed. We are using Office 2016 or 2010 for Windows 10.

Do not waste your time to find a workaround and move forward to update your software.
Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
I think OP means using the Windows Fonts options (where you install new fonts for the whole system) where there is an option if you right click on the Font to hide the font. The font then greys out in the Fonts window.

I have just tried this on my system (Win 10 Office 2013) and hid "Agency FB" font.
Screen shot below:
Win 10 Fonts
When I then go to Word and select the Font list, that font is still available for use.
oaktreesAuthor Commented:
Hi Rob,

You're right.  That's it!

When I then go to Word and select the Font list, that font is still available for use.

What do you think is happening?


Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Sorry, don't know.

Since commenting I have had a reboot and the font is still available in the list so its not a something that gets applied on reboot.

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oaktreesAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your efforts.  Seems it's not possible.  Am I right?
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