Embed TrueType fonts for accurate display on another system (97/98/2000)

When you open a document in Word, Word properly displays only those fonts that are installed on your system. If a document uses a font that isn't installed on your system, Word searches your system for a similar font and displays text using that font instead. Most of the time, this isn't a big deal, as long as you're still able to read the document text after Word applies an alternate font. However, in some cases, the "next best font" simply isn't good enough. If you're sharing electronic documents with other people and you want to make sure that their systems accurately display the document's TrueType fonts, you can embed them in the original document. To do so, open the document you'd like to share, and then choose Tools | Options (Preferences on the Mac) from the menu bar. Click on the Save tab and then select the Embed TrueType Fonts check box. Embedding fonts can dramatically increase your document's file size; to combat this, choose the Embed Characters In Use Only check box. When you've finished, click OK. Save the document as you normally would-all text characters using an unprotected or unrestricted TrueType font are embedded in the document and are displayed accurately on a system that isn't equipped with that same font.

Created Date: 12/11/2001  Last Reviewed: 12/11/2001  Rev. Date: