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    Adobe Type 1 fonts in Word 2013

    I recently installed Word 2013, only to discover that it will not render correctly on screen any of my Adobe Type 1 Fonts. They all appear in the same, bold sans-serif typeface with the letters jumbled together so that the text is more or less unreadable. Curiously when you print the document, it prints correctly, with the correct Adobe font. I am seriously considering going back to Word 2010.

    I found one discussion thread on another forum suggesting that Microsoft had withdrawn support for Type 1 fonts in Word 2013. Curiously, though, the fonts work fine in Publisher 2013.

    Anyone else encountered this?

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    The Word section of Changes in Office 2013 gives information about unsupported font types in Word. There's no mention of Publisher.
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    I chuckled when I read the explanation why Word doesn't support certain font types any longer... it's "a choice made by Windows."

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    I'm astonished by this. Talk about burying it in the small-print! Surely there must be hundreds of thousands of Office users out there, with legacy Adobe Type1 1 fonts they have accumulated and used over the years? I've got over 100 and while there are many which I seldom use, I'm extremely unhappy to lose some of them. Anyway, the explanation that they aren't supported by Windows 7 is nonsense: they're supported and work normally in Windows itself, most other Windows applications, and in parts of Microsoft Office EXCEPT for Word.

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