Fonts in Word

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Tue Aug 28 19:07:56 EDT 2001

At 1:36 PM -0500 8/28/01, Michael Holmes wrote:
>Rod Decker wrote,
>>Don't try moving copies of the same document from Word 95, 97, or 2000
>>between any other version of Word. Disaster. L.S. claims that it is a
>>Microsoft problem. But it's odd that these are the *only* fonts that I
>>know of that have the problem.<
>Rod is right on target re moving between the various iterations of Word;
>not even saving documents as .rtf solves the problem consistently. To add
>a note, I've experienced the problems he describes with other fonts as
>well; the problem is not restricted to L.S. fonts.
>If anyone knows of a slick solution for moving between the versions of
>Word (other than the obvious one of abandoning Word), I'd like to hear
>about it.
>Mike Holmes
>Bethel College

And for what it's worth, I can attest that the imbedded Greek fonts in Word
documents never carry over into Macintosh format, although the Word file
otherwise opens up flawlessly.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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