Re: no formatting marks for "Futura thin" font (in Word 2007 docs) ?!?!

Subject: Re: no formatting marks for "Futura thin" font (in Word 2007 docs) ?!?!
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TechWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 13:50:49 -0800

Oh, a bit more info:

I'm not sure where the font files came from, but when I went looking for sources myself (theorizing that perhaps there's some problem with the font files that were sent to me), I found one set here: http://www.ffonts.net/Futura-Thin.font.download -- and indeed, in the Information section the non-printing characters do NOT appear in the Characters list, unlike the Characters list for the other fonts I happened to check.

So I guess a font doesn't have to include those chars, and if it doesn't then Word has no way to display them of course.

-Monique


-----Original Message----- From: Monique Semp
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 1:45 PM
To: TechWR-L
Subject: no formatting marks for "Futura thin" font (in Word 2007 docs) ?!?!

Hello, TechWR-L-ers,

The oddest thing happened today: in a Word 2007 doc I changed the cover pageâs title to the font the client specified: Futura Thin â a PC version of a True Type font (as sent to me by the client). And then... although I still have all my formatting marks showing in the doc, they do not display for the Future Thin paragraphs: no paragraph marks, no space chars, nothing!

Itâs indeed just this font â if I change the style back to the old font, the formatting marks reappear.

This happens whether or not the text is in the regular body flow or in the cover pageâs title text box, and it doesnât matter whether I change the font in the style definition or just do a manual font change.

Any ideas why the non-printing/formatting chars wouldnât show for a given font?!?!

Itâs not a big deal for the cover page, but after this deliverable I need to convert the entire set of doc styles to this font, and I sure donât want to have to work in a doc where I canât see any of the formatting marks!

TIA,
-Monique
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