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This Document Contains Read-only Embedded Fonts

If you share a document with others use a common system font that is available on all machines. If you use special fonts and embed them in the document, others might not be able to edit the document. Depending on what type of computer you are using, a document could be opened as read-only.

The author controls how a font is embedded in a document:

Click Office Button / Select Word Options ... at the bottom of the screen
Click Save
Go to section: Preserve fidelity when sharing this document
Click Embed fonts in the file box.... this option should allow editing with this particular font.
Also Click Do not embed common system fonts box

OK to save the settings

Remember: There is always the possibility that embedded fonts cannot be edited. If so, the message "This document contains read-only embedded fonts" displays.

Workaround: If you want to use a specialized font for a report, etc. Use common system fonts in the original document, circulate to others for revision. When document has been proofed and ready for printing, select the specified font and save the document.

Created:  July 05, 2012

Sr. Arlene Callahan
Training Manager
Rivier University
Nashua, NH 03060

E-mail: acallahan@rivier.edu