Embedded Fonts - Word 2000

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DKTaber

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I've been producing reports for clients for several years where I check "Embed Fonts" under Options/Save because I use some fonts that don't exist on most clients' computers. All of the embedded fonts are TT (True Type).

I recently had to reformat my HD and reinstall everything. I forgot about reinstalling the extra fonts, and it revealed something quite unexpected. I opened an old document that was supposed to contain the embedded fonts, and a font that I had used that was no longer on my PC (Jott 43) displayed with a substituted font (Times Roman).

I can't reconcile my understanding of what "embedding" means and the font substitution; i.e., if the font was embedded when the document was created, why does it not display when the font itself is no longer present on the PC? :confused: What worries me is that if this happens on my PC, it is surely happening on the clients' PCs.
 

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Dreamboat: Thanks for the quick response. I downloaded and installed ttext.exe from Microsoft's download site. Article says you can then right-click any font in the document and it will open the multi-tabbed dialog box shown (which includes information on the font's embeddability). It doesn't; all I get is the standard Cut, Copy, Font, Paragraph, Bullets & Numbering, Hyperlink, Synonyms -- nothing about the font's properties. Am I missing something?
 
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