Problem using Insert/Symbol: not all of my fonts show



Michael
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
I've installed a new font to print Romanised Pali and Sanskrit characters in
Word 2000 using XP. The fonts show up fine in the Word document, but when I
go to "Insert", "Symbol" to make shortcuts to special characters they don't
show onthe drop down menu. In fact, that drop-down shows a limited set of
fonts. All my fonts, including the new ones, show up on Character Map and
they're all listed in the Windows/Fonts folder.

Anyone have any idea what might be going on?
--
Michael

Jay Freedman
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
On Wed, 18 May 2005 03:45:11 -0700, "Michael"
<Michael@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I've installed a new font to print Romanised Pali and Sanskrit characters in
>Word 2000 using XP. The fonts show up fine in the Word document, but when I
>go to "Insert", "Symbol" to make shortcuts to special characters they don't
>show onthe drop down menu. In fact, that drop-down shows a limited set of
>fonts. All my fonts, including the new ones, show up on Character Map and
>they're all listed in the Windows/Fonts folder.
>
>Anyone have any idea what might be going on?

Is it just the Symbol dialog, or do you also see a limited list in the
Fonts dropdown on the formatting toolbar? If the latter, choose a
TrueType-capable printer -- see
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NoFonts.htm

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Michael
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
Thanks Jay. No, I'm afraid it's not the printer issue. Interestingly, I see a
fuller list of fonts in the Word 2000 fonts drop down formatting bar than I
do under Insert/Symbol and a still fuller list using the same drop-down in
the Works Spreadsheet.

A mystery. And a frustrating one. Any help would be much appreciated.
--
Michael


"Jay Freedman" wrote:

> On Wed, 18 May 2005 03:45:11 -0700, "Michael"
> <Michael@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I've installed a new font to print Romanised Pali and Sanskrit characters in
> >Word 2000 using XP. The fonts show up fine in the Word document, but when I
> >go to "Insert", "Symbol" to make shortcuts to special characters they don't
> >show onthe drop down menu. In fact, that drop-down shows a limited set of
> >fonts. All my fonts, including the new ones, show up on Character Map and
> >they're all listed in the Windows/Fonts folder.
> >
> >Anyone have any idea what might be going on?
>
> Is it just the Symbol dialog, or do you also see a limited list in the
> Fonts dropdown on the formatting toolbar? If the latter, choose a
> TrueType-capable printer -- see
> http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NoFonts.htm
>
> --
> Regards,
> Jay Freedman
> Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
>

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
I'm not sure where Word 2000 stands in this progression but "earlier"
versions of Word listed only "symbol" fonts in the Symbol dialog, whereas
"more recent" versions list every installed font. Even in the "earlier"
versions, however, you can type the font name into the font box in the
Symbol dialog, and the font will be displayed (though not always very well).

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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all may benefit.

"Michael" <Michael@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:640FD80E-A82B-4797-884A-F3807256EC07@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Jay. No, I'm afraid it's not the printer issue. Interestingly, I
see a
> fuller list of fonts in the Word 2000 fonts drop down formatting bar than
I
> do under Insert/Symbol and a still fuller list using the same drop-down in
> the Works Spreadsheet.
>
> A mystery. And a frustrating one. Any help would be much appreciated.
> --
> Michael
>
>
> "Jay Freedman" wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 18 May 2005 03:45:11 -0700, "Michael"
> > <Michael@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >
> > >I've installed a new font to print Romanised Pali and Sanskrit
characters in
> > >Word 2000 using XP. The fonts show up fine in the Word document, but
when I
> > >go to "Insert", "Symbol" to make shortcuts to special characters they
don't
> > >show onthe drop down menu. In fact, that drop-down shows a limited set
of
> > >fonts. All my fonts, including the new ones, show up on Character Map
and
> > >they're all listed in the Windows/Fonts folder.
> > >
> > >Anyone have any idea what might be going on?
> >
> > Is it just the Symbol dialog, or do you also see a limited list in the
> > Fonts dropdown on the formatting toolbar? If the latter, choose a
> > TrueType-capable printer -- see
> > http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NoFonts.htm
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Jay Freedman
> > Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
> >

Michael
07-09-2005, 11:01 PM
That's brilliant, Suzanne! Worked a treat. Many thanks!
--
Michael


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> I'm not sure where Word 2000 stands in this progression but "earlier"
> versions of Word listed only "symbol" fonts in the Symbol dialog, whereas
> "more recent" versions list every installed font. Even in the "earlier"
> versions, however, you can type the font name into the font box in the
> Symbol dialog, and the font will be displayed (though not always very well).
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
> Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
> Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
> all may benefit.
>
> "Michael" <Michael@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:640FD80E-A82B-4797-884A-F3807256EC07@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks Jay. No, I'm afraid it's not the printer issue. Interestingly, I
> see a
> > fuller list of fonts in the Word 2000 fonts drop down formatting bar than
> I
> > do under Insert/Symbol and a still fuller list using the same drop-down in
> > the Works Spreadsheet.
> >
> > A mystery. And a frustrating one. Any help would be much appreciated.
> > --
> > Michael
> >
> >
> > "Jay Freedman" wrote:
> >
> > > On Wed, 18 May 2005 03:45:11 -0700, "Michael"
> > > <Michael@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > >I've installed a new font to print Romanised Pali and Sanskrit
> characters in
> > > >Word 2000 using XP. The fonts show up fine in the Word document, but
> when I
> > > >go to "Insert", "Symbol" to make shortcuts to special characters they
> don't
> > > >show onthe drop down menu. In fact, that drop-down shows a limited set
> of
> > > >fonts. All my fonts, including the new ones, show up on Character Map
> and
> > > >they're all listed in the Windows/Fonts folder.
> > > >
> > > >Anyone have any idea what might be going on?
> > >
> > > Is it just the Symbol dialog, or do you also see a limited list in the
> > > Fonts dropdown on the formatting toolbar? If the latter, choose a
> > > TrueType-capable printer -- see
> > > http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NoFonts.htm
> > >
> > > --
> > > Regards,
> > > Jay Freedman
> > > Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
> > >
>
>


Problem using Insert/Symbol: not all of my fonts show