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Windows Tip: Embed True Type Fonts in Word and PowerPoint 2007

This is a rarity but for some reason, I’m loving Office 2007′s styles. I’ve been writing a short paper on some topics in linguistics and I used them to format. And do they look neat and professional. Some of them even mimic layout styles you find in books giving your work a classy look.

However, one problem when sending these documents is compatibility. We’ve already posted on how to save Word 2007 documents as Word 97 to 2003 compatible but one other issue is fonts. Office 2007 includes a new set of default fonts that really look nice but aren’t available in older systems. To make your document fully compatible with older systems, you need to save the document in compatibility mode and embed the true type fonts that you’ve used with the document. Here’s how.

Word Embed Font

  1. Click the Office Button
  2. Click Word Options
  3. Click the Save feature at the left pane
  4. Under the Preserve fidelity when sharing this document section
  5. Check Embed fonts in file and Embed only the characters used in the document options
  6. Click OK
  7. Save the document

One drawback to this is the possibility of a larger font size with the embedded fonts. But this assures you that you will still have your fonts when you open the document elsewhere.

This also works pretty much the same with PowerPoint 2007.


Categories: Computers, Windows Tips


One Response to “Windows Tip: Embed True Type Fonts in Word and PowerPoint 2007”

  • Marcia says:

    Call me dumb, but I’ve been all over the internet and have yet to find where the “Preserve Fidelity” window. Is it in Powerpoint itself?

    I have Powerpoint 2007 and the slideshows are shown on a church computer with Powerpoint 2007, but my special TTF fonts are always converted back to Arial, Times New Roman, etc. So I’d love to be able to keep the fidelity of the fonts – but I’m so frustrated that I cannot find the very first step in achieving this result.

    Hope you can help me.

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