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#1 Anna L. Walls

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:58 AM

I know there's a way to embed fonts into a word document. I've read the directions given for PC-friendly Word programs. However, I use Word on my MAC and I can't for the life of me figure it out. Does anyone here have any idea how to do that? Step-by-step would be nice if you know how.


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:38 PM

I'm not exactly sure what you mean...do you mean uploading a different font to your computer that's not standard?

 

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#3 Anna L. Walls

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

I'm not exactly sure what you mean...do you mean uploading a different font to your computer that's not standard?

 

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No, I can do that easily enough. No, only some standard fonts are recognized by the publishing people and places out there - I think they're called true fonts - but there is a way for you to use some of the fancier fonts by embedding them into your document. I use them for chapter titles mostly, but I also use some of the handwriting fonts for whenever I'm including a hand-written letter of some sort. It allows whatever reading device or publishing media out there to use the font you want your readers to see.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:44 AM

This may differ depending on the version of Word and the OS, but in Word 2010 for Windows:

 

From the File drop down menu, select  > Options  > Save and check "Embed Fonts in the file"



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

The only 'options' I can find is under the 'save as' under the 'file' drop-down. I'm beginning to believe it simply is not possible with the Word program I have. What I have is the 2008 version 12.3.5. Having a Word program is the only reason I bought a MAC, but apparently this is one of the things lacking. Word for MAC, or mine anyway, lacks several things I grew to like on my PC but they're mostly small annoyances. This one is rather important to me. I may have to find another way.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:35 PM

It's not under File/Save As. It's under Options. See this screenshot

 

One other way to embed fonts would be to save/print a PDF.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Paul, Anna is using Word for Mac 2008, which does not have an Options menu.

 

Anna, as far as I can tell, there's not a way to embed fonts on Word 2008 (I don't think it was included in Word 2007 for Windows, either, as I don't recall ever seeing it at my old school ... I believe it's a new feature).

 

Are you talking about wanting to embed them for a hardcopy of your book (POD) or for an eBook file? I'm familiar with embedding fonts for the former—I've always done it using InDesign and a save as PDF setting (it may automatically do it whenever you save a PDF, I'm not sure). If for an eBook, I've never heard of embedding fonts to do that. Perhaps it works to allow special headings, but I thought you had to do something tricky with making your chapter headings an image file (rather than text) to make that work. I could be wrong—it's been a while since I looked into it.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Yeah, it's for publishing purposes. I was looking into the image file thing. Doing so would allow me to add some color but you know how color goes. It also doesn't pick up bold so I'll have to think about it. Saving as a pdf is pretty simple, though last time I tried, it separated my document by sections. I'll have to experiment with that too. Sections shouldn't be too much of an issue since my sections include a title page and a table of contents, both of which can be left out of an eBook. Maybe I'll just have to look into a newer version of Word for MAC (if there is one) and see what it offers.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

Word 2010 for Windows has font embedding, but it looks like Word 2004 for Mac was the last Mac version to have the feature. I'd guess your best bet is to see if OpenOffice can do it or use a PC.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

Word 2010 for Windows has font embedding, but it looks like Word 2004 for Mac was the last Mac version to have the feature. I'd guess your best bet is to see if OpenOffice can do it or use a PC.

Really? Thanks for figuring that out for me. Bummer. Well, at least I now know to stop beating my head against that wall.


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