Microsoft Word changes the font type on another computer


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    Microsoft Word changes the font type on another computer


    Hi,

    I use Word 2019 and had to move the file I work on another laptop.
    Before opening the file, I installed every font used inside.
    The problem is when I open the file, Word shows the text with different font even though the font I use for titles shown up there.
    When I select the title and apply the font, everything is fine but checking every title and applying the font is going to take too much time. I appreciate if you can assist me on this matter.

    I attach the font as well
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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    How did you install the Font? Just copying it to the Fonts folder is the first step, it then needs installing so programs know about it. I just extracted the Font from the compressed file, right-clicked it and Installed, Word liked it but the document I chose had to have text selected then change the Font for it. Can't say that will always work with a document brought in that contains the reference to that particular Font [or any other]. Sometimes a program will balk in editing a foreign document but I always get a yellow banner warning when doing so.
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    Berton said:
    How did you install the Font? Just copying it to the Fonts folder is the first step, it then needs installing so programs know about it. I just extracted the Font from the compressed file, right-clicked it and Installed, Word liked it but the document I chose had to have text selected then change the Font for it. Can't say that will always work with a document brought in that contains the reference to that particular Font [or any other]. Sometimes a program will balk in editing a foreign document but I always get a yellow banner warning when doing so.
    Thank you for your answer. Normally, the first thing I do is copying the font file under "Fonts" folder.
    When I open the file, I can see the font on the dropdown list but Word applies "Old English Text MT" font to titles.
    I've never used this font and I know the title of the font I use is similar to this one but the point I do not understand is why Word decides to use a random font with similar title? Is there a setting/check box somehwere I'm missing? This is so annoying because I have never experienced it before and it is happening now.
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  4. Berton's Avatar
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    Sometimes a program will interpret or approximate a Font, use one it feels is similar. When I installed it on my Desktop I showed 2 Old English Fonts but a fresh download of your file on my Notebook shows only file name of Old English ATT Bold so I don't know which of the many programs installed created the other one.
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    Just the point I do not understand is when you create a word file, the font information is saved. So when you open the same file on another computer, Word should be searching for that font. Word recognizes the font file because I can see it on the drop-down list. But rather than using the original font, it uses "Old English Text MT" font. Is there an option/way to fix it? This is definitely not a user-friendly approach in this case
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  6. Berton's Avatar
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    In addition to the Font sample I posted from a Notebook my Desktop has an Old English Text MT Regular.
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    The problem you see can also happen with Web pages if the Fonts used don't appear on a computer. They do look quite similar.
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    Thank you for your post. At least what you have there similar to the font I use. But in my case, it is totally different. Looks like there is no solution for this case and I have to apply the font manually whenever I transfer the file to another system
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  8. swarfega's Avatar
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    Any computer you edit that document on if you don't use a standard "popular" font, will need to have the font you installed on the first computer, also installed on the other computer.
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    I solved the issue. As I said before, I already installed the font at the beginning but it does not work, unfortunately. The solution is Options>Save and here you can save the fonts you use in the document or you can use font replacement feature. Thank you for your time guys. I hope this helps anyone who has the same problem
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