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notagirrafe
February 22nd, 2006, 05:52 PM
I have thousands of Words documents created by versions going back to Word 6.

I also have just over 800 fonts which are the collected fonts installed on
the machines which created the documents.

Clearly I don't want to install all 800 fonts to a new machine, so how do I
determine which fonts are actually used by the documents ?

Is this a scripting problem ?

ANONYMOUS
February 22nd, 2006, 06:13 PM
You may not need any fonts as Office 2003 contains comprehensive fonts
to supplement Windows XP system fonts.



notagirrafe wrote:
>
> I have thousands of Words documents created by versions going back to Word 6.
>
> I also have just over 800 fonts which are the collected fonts installed on
> the machines which created the documents.
>
> Clearly I don't want to install all 800 fonts to a new machine, so how do I
> determine which fonts are actually used by the documents ?
>
> Is this a scripting problem ?

Beth Melton
February 22nd, 2006, 06:47 PM
Scripting would be the fastest method but you can also go to
Help/About Microsoft Office Word and click the "System Info.."
command. Then navigate to the Microsoft Word branch and select Fonts
to obtain a list of fonts used in the document.

If you need step-by-step instructions and screen shots then take a
look at this article:
"Hidden Treasures in System Information"
http://pubs.logicalexpressions.com/Pub0009/LPMArticle.asp?ID=85

You can also open the document and go to Tools/Options/Compatibility
Options and click "Font Substitution" to see if there are any missing
fonts.

Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
assistance by email can not be acknowledged.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP

Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/


"notagirrafe" > wrote in message
...
>I have thousands of Words documents created by versions going back to
>Word 6.
>
> I also have just over 800 fonts which are the collected fonts
> installed on
> the machines which created the documents.
>
> Clearly I don't want to install all 800 fonts to a new machine, so
> how do I
> determine which fonts are actually used by the documents ?
>
> Is this a scripting problem ?
>
>

Alan Edwards
February 22nd, 2006, 08:48 PM
Try Raymond Mercier's free Fontlist

http://community.compuserve.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=libraryMessages&tsn=1&tid=6640&webtag=ws-msoffice
or
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/RaymondM/Home.htm

....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
http://dts-l.org/index.html



On Wed, 22 Feb 2006 09:52:27 -0800, "notagirrafe"
> wrote:

>I have thousands of Words documents created by versions going back to Word 6.
>
>I also have just over 800 fonts which are the collected fonts installed on
>the machines which created the documents.
>
>Clearly I don't want to install all 800 fonts to a new machine, so how do I
>determine which fonts are actually used by the documents ?
>
>Is this a scripting problem ?
>

notagirrafe
February 23rd, 2006, 08:31 AM
This is very helpful for individual documents, but I can't see a way to apply
it to multiple documents. I have several thousand documents and really need
something I can use to examine them all anc compile a list of fonts in use.



"Alan Edwards" wrote:

> Try Raymond Mercier's free Fontlist
>
> http://community.compuserve.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=libraryMessages&tsn=1&tid=6640&webtag=ws-msoffice
> or
> http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/RaymondM/Home.htm
>
> ....Alan
> --
> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
> http://dts-l.org/index.html
>
>
>
> On Wed, 22 Feb 2006 09:52:27 -0800, "notagirrafe"
> > wrote:
>
> >I have thousands of Words documents created by versions going back to Word 6.
> >
> >I also have just over 800 fonts which are the collected fonts installed on
> >the machines which created the documents.
> >
> >Clearly I don't want to install all 800 fonts to a new machine, so how do I
> >determine which fonts are actually used by the documents ?
> >
> >Is this a scripting problem ?
> >
>

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