How to use Adobe Opentype Pro fonts in MS Word?

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Nov 19, 2004 Nov 19, 2004

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I would like to change our logo/typeface to the Adobe Myriad pro family on Windows XP Pro and the full Adobe CS suite and MS Office 2003 software installed.

After installing the Pro fonts from Adobe into the Windows Font control panel (using install new font option) they are not visable in the MS Word typeface menu, nor the AutoCAD 2004. What do I need to do to get support for these Pro fonts in Microsoft Office?

Aram de Glas, Amsterdam
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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2004 Nov 19, 2004

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Aram,

something must be wrong with your system. I have worked with the same configuration that you describe (but without AutoCad) on several machines and never had any problems. Myriad Pro definitely works fine in Word 2003 on Windows XP, even without the service packs.

Adam

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Nov 21, 2004 Nov 21, 2004

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Note, however, that AutoCAD recognizes neither Type 1 fonts nor PostScript flavored OpenType fonts.

Regards,

T

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Jun 29, 2005 Jun 29, 2005

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aram,

did you ever get this issue solved? I have the same problem, on multiple computers.

only with microsoft apps though.

mk

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Jun 30, 2005 Jun 30, 2005

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Hi all,<br /><br />I think this issue is impossible to resolve, at least until MS will decide to fully support OTF (and also PS-flavoured fonts).<br /><br />However, it is possible to do several things and to get rid, if one accepts to pay the price (horribly complicated manipulations), of some limitations:<br /><br />(1) Logos, letterheads and so on can be created using e.g. Illustrator or some other fully OTF-savvy program and then exported to a format Word can read as graphics (or even AutoCad which indeed should yet do a better job, especially on handling vector graphics). This, BTW, only seems complicated at a first time. If one thinks about it, it's always preferable to have a logo, letterhead or something else of this kind in one unique file format, readable by most other apps. Even if CDR is quite well-known, the most universal is without any doubt EPS/AI, as WMF is too Windows-centered, as the extension already says <g>.<br /><br />(2) One can always acceed to the full Unicode character set using the Character table. Of course, this method is time-consuming and stupid but the only that works. Be aware, nevertheless, that some bugs in Word (at least XP, dunno newer versions) create weird behaviour: seems that some polytonic Greek chars, for instance, are interpreted by Word as control chars when in PS Type 2 (text may become invisible or white), while this doesn't happen in TT-OTF (for example Palatino Linotype). Of course, one can use language-specific keyboards as well, but the same weird behaviour should occur, and as there's no printed documentation any more, it's not easy to know keyboard layout for an exotic language.<br /><br />Regards,<br /><br />Christoph

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