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Old Nov 19, 2007, 08:17 AM   #1
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trouble adding fonts to MS Word

Hi,
I'm trying to add Thai fonts to Microsoft Word (Office Mac 2004). These are fonts that are in the OSX Leopard font book (Ayuthaya, Krungthep, Thonburi, etc.), but when I add them to the Font folder of Office, they do not show up when I reopen Word. The Thai fonts "just work" in other applications. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks.
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 08:29 AM   #2
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I have no additional fonts in my Office fonts folder, yet all of my installed fonts show up in my Office font menus. You should not need to add fonts to the Office fonts folder. Placing them in one of the standard MacOS X fonts folders should suffice. You may add them manually or you may use Font Book.
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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I have no additional fonts in my Office fonts folder, yet all of my installed fonts show up in my Office font menus. You should not need to add fonts to the Office fonts folder. Placing them in one of the standard MacOS X fonts folders should suffice. You may add them manually or you may use Font Book.
Hmmm, well that's good news i guess. But since these fonts are already in my osx system fonts folder I guess the next step would be to reinstall office and hope they show up again in MS WORD.

Thanks for you reply
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Old Nov 19, 2007, 12:50 PM   #4
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Hmmm, well that's good news i guess. But since these fonts are already in my osx system fonts folder I guess the next step would be to reinstall office and hope they show up again in MS WORD.

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See if this helps.
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 11:39 PM   #5
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Here's how I did it

Download the font, go to "Window" in Safari, click "Downloads," click the font folder, copy it (Ctrl-V), go to Finder, then Macintosh HD, then Library, then Fonts, then paste it there. It should be immediately available to your Word document, even if it's still open. Hope this helps.
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Old Apr 16, 2008, 05:53 PM   #6
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You're probably placing them in your user fonts folder as opposed to the system font folder.
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Old Jan 5, 2009, 11:40 AM   #7
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Khun-ngong

Khunsanook (love the name by the way) - did you ever get this to work out, and if so, how? I'm curious because I'm dealing with the same problem.
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 03:00 PM   #8
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Yeah, did anyone resolve this? I am also having the same problem. I am using Snow Lepoard and using Microsoft Word for Mac 2011
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Old Dec 4, 2011, 08:14 AM   #9
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Clear your font cache for MS Word.

/Users/XXX/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/Office2008/Office Font Cache(12)

Find the above file and delete it, then restart your Mac. It will rebuild your font cache for Microsoft.

If your afraid to delete it right out, just move it to a different folder or rename it.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 11:40 AM   #10
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This didn't work for me

Everything worked except for using it in word. I have a new 2012 MAC os x version. Please help! I'm needing walt disney font for grandson's invitations.


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Download the font, go to "Window" in Safari, click "Downloads," click the font folder, copy it (Ctrl-V), go to Finder, then Macintosh HD, then Library, then Fonts, then paste it there. It should be immediately available to your Word document, even if it's still open. Hope this helps.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 01:26 PM   #11
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Is it disabled in FontBook? I've had some disabled fonts show up in other applications but not MSWord. If that's the case, enable it in FontBook and you should be good.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 11:28 PM   #12
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I have tried everything to have new fonts added to MS Word without success. I believe MS purposely limited any additions from outside source. That's the very reason I quit using a PC!! Any fonts downloaded will work in a Mac app.like text edit. Forget MSOffice and get iWork from Apple. I'm cutting the umbilical cord to MS altogether!
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Old Apr 18, 2014, 11:17 AM   #13
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Found A Solution For Myself

I'll be the first to say Microsoft is the devil.

I do not doubt they will run Hell. Granted, with incompetence, but still...

Anyway, I have been FRUSTRATED BEYOND WORDS about the font issues I have with Microsoft Word. Every program I run on my computer (MBP, 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, Mavericks 10.9.2) uses the fonts I install through Font Book FLAWLESSLY (including Adobe CC).

I finally found help with a free utility which searches out the font caches on your computer (all font caches, not just my MS caches) and clears them out (http://jamapi.com/pr/fn/). I have nothing to do with the guy who created Font Nuke, but dang -- I ran the program once and it solved all my font issues with MS Word.

Which is awesome. I can now use MS Word without homicidal tendencies.

I ran Font Nuke, then restarted the computer twice, and then opened MS Word. The font cache was re-written, and the new fonts which had not worked loaded up and are working normally. I recommend this method if you've tried everything else and nothing worked.
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