Share Documents with Obscure Fonts

Summary: Having problems with others reading your Microsoft Word 2000 documents?

Do you routinely create Microsoft Word 2000 documents using obscure fonts? If your documents contain fonts other than “Arial”, “Courier”, and “Times New Roman”, it is quite possible that other people reading your documents may not have the fonts you have on your system. While Word tries to make a best guess when rendering fonts on these other machines, it is obvious that your documents will not look the way that they were originally intended.

There is a way around this problem, if you’re willing to have your Microsoft Word 2000 files take up a lot more space. You can embed fonts directly into your document so people on other computers can see your documents the way you intended them to be seen.

Click on the “Tools” menu and select “Options”. On the “Options” multi-tabbed dialog box that follows, click the “Save” tab. Check “Embed TrueType fonts”. If you don’t plan on having your document edited, you can save space and also check “Embed characters in use only”. However you choose, press “OK” to close the dialog box.

Now, every document that you save from now on will include, embedded, all of the fonts that you use in said documents.