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Old 12-20-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
JosephS
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OppenOffice; what fonts are compatible with Windows


I get some of my files printed at Staples which uses Windows.
I used OpenOffice to create a document to have printed.
I saved the document as Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (.doc)
I formatted the fonts with DejaVu Serif, size 11, with single spacing
between lines.

The file was printed with a different font and the paragraphs had double
spaces between them.

My question is:
Which fonts can I choose with OpenOffice that are compatible with a Windows
Operating System, so that my format isn't changed when I get files printed?

Thanks
 
Old 12-20-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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Your best option for maintaining the format of your openoffice docs is to export them as a pdf when you want to print them. That way all your formatting and fonts will hold. The number of ways that word can stuff things up is myriad.

Of course, you could suggest to Staples that they get OpenOffice so that they can read decent formats instead of just .doc

Hope this is of some help.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 02:31 AM   #3
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My question is:
Which fonts can I choose with OpenOffice that are compatible with a Windows
Operating System, so that my format isn't changed when I get files printed?

Thanks
You can install microsoft core fonts on your system and use them.
 
Old 12-21-2008, 03:30 AM   #4
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Some formatting will be easier read, and have a better

printout with 'abiword' or 'textmaker-free-2002'

Both are very fast, small apps.

( Textmaker is proprietary )
 
  


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