Word Attachments

Art Alexion art.alexion at verizon.net
Mon Apr 30 20:55:31 UTC 2007

On Monday 30 April 2007 14:43, Derek Broughton wrote:
> Art Alexion wrote:
> > On Sunday 29 April 2007 19:48, Roman Wissner wrote:
> >> I think that Microsoft Office documents best viewed using MS Office;
> >> when I try to open them in OpenOffice I can read them but they will look
> >> slightly different to what they should look like. That's why there are
> >> special formats designed to look the same regardless of the platform
> >> (e.g. PDF).
> >
> > The truth is, Word documents look different in different Word
> > installations, due to variances in installed fonts, screen resolutions,
> > printer drivers,
> > font leading, and the "Compatibility Options" chosen.  Even Windows to
> > Windows, PDF should be used unless the document is part of a
> > collaboration and needs to be edited by the sender and recipient.
> I've never quite understood how portable PDF is - often the fonts aren't
> embedded in the PDF, either...


Do you mean you don't understand how the portability works, or that you don't 
believe they are portable?

If you can, you should set it to embed at least a subset of the fonts it uses 
unless they are the ms core fonts that seem to be on every desktop, 


Art Alexion

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