Re: fonts - variety?

From: Maurice A. O'Sullivan (
Date: Tue Feb 16 1999 - 05:52:21 EST

At 21:17 15/02/99 -0500, you wrote:
>At 12:14 PM 2/15/99 -0800, Joe C. and Teresa Drisdale wrote:
>> Does a universal Greek font set exist, or is this the solution?
>My Academic Computing Specialist says that this is the solution, at least
>for a document in MSWord:
>When you save the document use "save as" and click on "options" in the
>dialogue box (it's on the right side). From the new screen that follows,
>choose "embed fonts." He also warns that this uses a good deal more memory
>than it would otherwise.

Unfortunately, this "solution" ----- even for Microsoft users --- only
works when both the sender and the recipient are using Word 97.

It _is_ possible for users of Word 6 and Word for Windows 95 to read a file
formatted with Word 97 by using a conversion file downloaded free from a
Microsoft site
BUT the accompanying .DOC file explains that:

Word 97 Feature Word 95 or Word 6.x Conversion Issue

Basic Use Features Not supported
Embedded fonts


Embedded fonts are lost, and Word 95 or Word 6.x assigns the closest font

Perhaps the original senders could tell us roughly the proportion of Word
97 users to users of earlier versions in their group?


Maurice A. O'Sullivan [ Bray, Ireland ]

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