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Old 07-25-2008, 07:21 AM   #1
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Periodically the question of "What fonts came with which versions of MS Office" comes up.

MS has long had a Typography section of their website that includes lists of fonts that ship with various versions of Windows, Office and other MSware. Unfortunately, updates seem to've slowed down in 2002 or so, and have more or less ceased since.

One of the Office help team [SFX: Hums the Ode to Joy] has been trying to correct that and has just published this list of the fonts that ship with various Office versions:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/po...826441033.aspx

It still needs a bit of work, so I've eNudged about:

- Including MacOS Office versions

- More specifics about which fonts are optional depending on the other options you choose when installing Office

- Including Windows font lists

   
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Great resource. Thanks, Steve.

   
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One of the Office help team . . . has been trying to correct that and has just published this list of the fonts that ship with various Office versions
Useful: thanks! But I think it would have been more useful if Microsoft had issued incremental lists starting from, say, Office 2000; then it could have gone on with the additions introduced by Office 2000 Premium, Office 2002, etc. And since there's considerable overlapping with the various Windows versions, they certainly should be included. Perhaps the whole thing could be given as an Excel file.

   
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For some purposes, that would indeed be more useful. But complicated. I think the various versions add some fonts but take others away. Rarely, but it happens.

The main point of the article was to help you determine whether, if the party of the second part has Office version XYZ, which fonts can the party of the first part (you, me) use and be assured that the POTSP will have them.

   
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But complicated. I think the various versions add some fonts but take others away. Rarely, but it happens.
I think that is very rare, and would have little effect on the results; but it is true that some people have trouble with sums that involve negative quantities. But leaving out Windows fonts is a big mistake, since few Office for Windows users do not in fact use Windows.

   
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