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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.

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See if this helps
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 31, 2007 4:20 AM PST
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Fixed
by Frank_Booth / January 31, 2007 10:01 PM PST
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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.

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(NT) Good to see you're sorted.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 1, 2007 12:32 AM PST
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