Microsoft Office 2003 - Embedding Fonts So Others Can View Your Documents


If you create Microsoft Word 2003 documents using a variety of unique fonts, though the document may look great on your computer, it may not look so good on another computer that doesn't have the same fonts installed. Instead of sending the font files over to another machine (which may or may not be legal depending on a font's copyright status), you can actually embed TrueType fonts into your Microsoft Word 2003 document. This way, your document should be viewable the way you originally intended.


  1. Click on the Tools menu bar option.
  2. Click on Options.
  3. Click on the Save tab.
  4. Place a checkmark on Embed TrueType fonts.
  5. Click on OK to close the dialog box. To disable this feature when you are done saving and distributing documents with uncommon TrueType fonts, just repeat the above steps but uncheck the Embed TrueType fonts box.

Note:: Documents saved with embedded TrueType fonts will have a larger size than other documents. This is useful to know in case you want to send your documents as file attachments.

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