Word 2010 Font Problem: different fonts showing up on screen RRS feed

  • Question

  • Whenever I open up documents in Print Layout View that were created under earlier versions of Word (2000, 2003, 2007), Word replaces several of the fonts with something that looks like Arial bold. Sometimes it changes just the title fonts, sometime the entire body font--it's not always the same phenomenon in each document. 

    The Font window on the Home tab still shows the name of the original font being used in the document, but the screen does not show that font--it just shows whatever it replaces the font with.

    Office was upgraded from Office 2007 to Office 2010.

    Monday, October 30, 2017 10:25 AM


  • That may be because the font you were using in the document is not installed on your current system, so Word has had to substitute another one. Naturally, the substitution won't be a perfect match; and some substitutions are better matches than others.

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Monday, October 30, 2017 7:42 PM