Fonts are Not Showing up for Use in Word

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I have installed 8 fonts on a Windows 7 machine in the Fonts Folder (and they show up there) but only four of the fonts are available to me in the Microsoft Suite and Adobe Acrobat.  Any ideas why this is?
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software Engineer

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Were the fonts actually installed using "Install new font", or only copied into the Windows fonts folder?

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They were installed. They do appear in the fonts folder and I installed them there.
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Try extracting the fonts that are not showing up as available to any temporary folder, right click on the fonts that you aren't getting and click on the Install button in the context menu. They will be installed in the fonts folder, no matter where you actually initiate the install from. Do that and check again.

I hope that's helpful.

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i suppose you rebooted the system after install?   if not, try that
May I suggest that you use a VBA method to display text in all the fonts that are available to Word and see if it shows up in your Word document.  This might determine whether you have an issue with the font not loading into your drop-down font list in MS Office applications or not being available to MS Office applications at all.  Here's one method of doing this:

http://www.vbaexpress.com/kb/getarticle.php?kb_id=487

I would be curious to know whether the resultant list displays the same number of fonts as font files in your Fonts folder.

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Alright, so it turns out that I did not read correctly.  The font that I was trying to install is Proxima Nova Extrabold and it is installing, but it is installing as Proxima Nova Th, which is fine.
Thank you aclaus225.  Yes, the names of font files most often differ from the actual name of the font after it installs.
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Thanks for updating us with that info aclaus225. Never occurred to me that after installed, the font names would differ :)

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