Turn off all non-Microsoft fonts?

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  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    My computer has all sorts of fonts my wife sometimes uses in graphic design. What I'm wondering is how to help my kids know what fonts to use in their Microsoft Word & Powerpoint files so that they'll look exactly the same when opened up on the school PC's? Is there a way to turn off all non-Microsoft fonts? Or is there a free app to download that might organise this for me if Mavericks doesn't?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    The only way is to manually remove or disabled the fonts via the Font Book app.
     
  3. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I can leave them installed, but just disable them? Excellent. I'll have to look into that.
     
  4. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    They will never look exactly the same across different operating systems because they have different font rendering engines.
     
  5. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I understand, but at least having the same font will be a big advantage.

    3 things:

    I should not go through Fontbook and disable all non-microsoft fonts, as many non-microsoft fonts run the mac system!
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5944

    So, instead, is there a way to embed fonts in word? There appears to be in Powerpoint.
    http://www.officeformachelp.com/2013/08/powerpoint-slide-missing-text/
    Can you then edit - on a school PC - a file that has fonts embedded in it from a Mac? Is a document still a working document with the fonts embedded in that particular file, even if the machine the file is on doesn't have them installed? Can my kids edit a font-embedded file once they are at school?

    Lastly, is there a way to set Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 so that the only fonts that come up are exclusively Windows compatible?
     
  6. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502

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    Possible work around

    As a possible work around...

    Create a new User for your children. Within that, create a new/saved MS Word format with a specified/acceptable MS font.

    Then, whenever they open/create a new Word document, the acceptable font will be "pre-formatted" and ready for use.

    Of course, precluding your children from making subsequent changes is another matter. :rolleyes:
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You can't do this.

    OS X has two defaults sets of fonts. Apple supplies a set of fonts in the global Fonts folder, /Library/Fonts/. Disabling these fonts may mess-up some sample documents. However, disabling them will not damage your system.

    Apple also supplies a set of fonts in the System Fonts folder, /System/Library/Fonts/. OS X requires these fonts to operate properly. If you disable them, then you will damage your system. Fortunately, Font Book will not permit you to disable the System fonts.
     
  8. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

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    You could always go with the most simple approach. Just Google a list of Microsoft fonts and don't choose ones not on the list...

    Most of the fonts are shared between the two Operatig Systems anyways or at least look close enough. I've never had a problem transfering Mac produced powerpoints to a Windows computer.
     
  9. SlCKB0Y macrumors 68040

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    Here is a list of MS fonts on my system:

    stuarts-mbp:Microsoft scole$ pwd
    /Library/Fonts/Microsoft
    stuarts-mbp:Microsoft scole$ ll
    total 659496
    drwxrwxr-x 156 root admin 5.2K 10 Mar 2011 .
    drwxrwxr-t 222 root admin 7.4K 15 Mar 16:53 ..
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Arial Black
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 551K 10 Mar 2011 Arial Bold Italic.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 734K 10 Mar 2011 Arial Bold.ttf
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Bell MT
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Bernard MT Condensed
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 762K 10 Mar 2011 Calibri.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Calisto MT
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Century
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Century Schoolbook
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 361K 10 Mar 2011 Consolas Bold Italic.ttf
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 351K 10 Mar 2011 Consolas Italic.ttf
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 435K 10 Mar 2011 Constantia Italic.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 436K 10 Mar 2011 Constantia.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Cooper Black
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Copperplate Gothic Bold
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Copperplate Gothic Light
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 270K 10 Mar 2011 Corbel Bold Italic.ttf
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Curlz MT
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Desdemona
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Edwardian Script ITC
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Engravers MT
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Eurostile
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Footlight Light
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 166K 10 Mar 2011 Franklin Gothic Book Italic.ttf
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 1.7M 10 Mar 2011 Gabriola.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Garamond
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Georgia
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 70K 10 Mar 2011 Gill Sans MT Bold Italic.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 67K 10 Mar 2011 Gill Sans MT Bold.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 68K 10 Mar 2011 Gill Sans MT Italic.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 66K 10 Mar 2011 Gill Sans MT.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Gill Sans Ultra Bold
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Gloucester MT Extra Condensed
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Goudy Old Style
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 6.6M 10 Mar 2011 Gulim.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Haettenschweiler
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Harrington
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Impact
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Imprint MT Shadow
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Kino
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Lucida Blackletter
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Lucida Bright
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 112K 10 Mar 2011 Lucida Console.ttf
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Lucida Fax
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Lucida Handwriting
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Lucida Sans Typewriter
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 26K 10 Mar 2011 Marlett.ttf
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 8.3M 10 Mar 2011 Meiryo Bold Italic.ttf
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 8.1M 10 Mar 2011 Meiryo Italic.ttf
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Modern No. 20
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 News Gothic MT
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 0B 10 Mar 2011 Perpetua Titling MT
    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 59K 10 Mar 2011 Perpetua.ttf
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    -rw-rw-r--@ 1 root admin 334K 10 Mar 2011 msyi.ttf
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  10. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent approach! I'm now leaving my system alone, and deciding to teach my girl where the Windows Compatible font collection is in word, and getting her to use Styles. Good design precludes having too many fonts in a single document anyway. Setting up 3 or 4 Windows Compatible fonts in the Heading, Subheading, Normal and Bullet Styles is the easiest work around on this.

    However, this whole episode had me reading alarming stuff about how Office can duplicate Mac fonts, and muck other things up, so I'm going to do the Lynda.com font management course! (4 hours).
     

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