Confused about TrueType fonts

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dops7107, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. dops7107 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2005
    Perth, Oztrailya
    So I have installed a font (Foundry Sterling Book) on my Mac (10.4.9) and it appears in Font Book. It is a TrueType (.ttf) font - the filename is "Foustbk_.ttf". I can use it in Text Edit. Why can I not see it in the font menu in Word 2004?

    Are some TrueType fonts PC compatible, and therefore not fully Mac compatible? I don't understand why some apps see it, and others don't.

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Do any other applications besides MS Word not see the font? If it's just Word, the cause is most likely an outdated font cache. Word builds its own font cache in order to display the pretty WYSIWYG view in the fonts pull-down menu.

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