Fonts in MS Word document and PDF

July 30, 2019 at 09:28:03
Specs: several
I was given a .docx file to edit for printing as a book.

In order to preserve the formatting in that file, I'm using Word 2010,
which I have very little knowledge of. I previously used OpenOffice
Writer. This is all on a Windows 10 computer.

In the .docx file I see that at least three different fonts are used:

- The ubiquitous Times Roman
- Calibri, a sans-serif which is installed in my Windows 10 Fonts
- Libre Baskerville, which is NOT installed in my Windows 10 Fonts

The Internet tells me that Libre Baskerville (like all the Baskervilles
I've ever run into) is a serif font. When I view the .docx file, the text
that is marked as being Libre Baskerville shows up in a sans-serif
font. I'm going to ask the person who created the .docx file whether
she intended this text to be in Libre Baskerville, but it may take a
while for me to get ahold of her, and I need to figure this out now.

If I install Libre Baskerville in my Windows 10 Fonts, will it suddenly
show up when I view the .docx document?

All fonts used need to be embedded in the PDF file that gets sent to
the printer. Can I assume that when I use Word to create the PDF file
from the edited .docx file, that all the fonts used will be embedded?
Or do I have to specify that somewhere?

It worked out perfectly when I used OpenOffice Writer to do this, and
I didn't have to tell it to embed any fonts. I presume that OpenOffice
Writer embedded the fonts by default.

Any advice you give on using Word 2010 is appreciated. I do not have
a manual, but I have seen how huge those things are!

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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July 30, 2019 at 09:58:25
Are these any help: Word2010 is listed a little way down in the first link; the second is specific to Word 2010...

https://www.itg.ias.edu/content/emb...

http://www.immunize.org/images/tran...

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July 30, 2019 at 10:17:37
That is helpful (and QUICK), trvlr !

The Help file didn't seem to know anything about font embedding.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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July 30, 2019 at 10:30:35
Increasingly M$-help file included in Office and even Windows are less than “helpful”. It has been so since Word post XP if not even earlier...

The inevitable path one is forced onto is of course a web trawl via Google, Yahoo and/or other browsers. Often one ends up on an actual M$ support link...


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