Office & Productivity Software forum

General discussion

Disappearing Font - Office 2003

by Frank_Booth / January 31, 2007 12:47 AM PST

Hello everyone,

Question for an odd situation. Yesterday, I installed the software for a Canon 8600F Scanner. I tested the machine, and it seems to work fine. However, afterwards when I went into Publisher to access a document I was working on, I received this message:

"A font used in this publication is either not available or will not be loaded. In either case, Publisher will substitute the font. This will affect the look and flow of the publication."

Wassup with that? It turned out the missing font is called "Symbol", and I had used some bullet points from that font for this pubication. Now I've substituted some bullet points from another font, but I'd like to get my "symbol" font back.

Any ideas? I've tried a couple of the free font sites, and they have many fonts that include the word "symbol", and I'm not very comfortable using the free font sites anyway. Does Word/Windows XP have a default "symbol" font that comes with the system? If so, how can I get it back?

I already contacted Canon - they claim there was no correlation between the installation of the scanner software and the disappearance/unavailability of the font (Hmmmmm......)

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Disappearing Font - Office 2003
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Disappearing Font - Office 2003
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
See if this helps
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 31, 2007 4:20 AM PST
Collapse -
by Frank_Booth / January 31, 2007 10:01 PM PST
In reply to: See if this helps

Thanks Mark. Turns out two fonts disappeared from my system - "Symbol" and "Wingding". MS support e-mailed them to me, and my document is back to normal. Still leaves the mystery of why the fonts disappeared in the first place, but at least I don't need to reformat the document. Thanks again for the link.

Collapse -
(NT) Good to see you're sorted.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 1, 2007 12:32 AM PST
In reply to: Fixed
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!