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Well, on the "out of the box" fix. . . .
You can always Google for free replacement fonts for a specific font family. I use to do that all the time. Just find a similar replacement font and download/install it/them and you will be "safe".

I have 749 fonts [250 MB] installed on this Ubuntu 14.04LTS desktop, that I am typing this replay with. I have 500-600 installed on my Win10/Ubuntu dual booting laptops. About a third are specialty fonts - BUT I have enough variety of free font families to cover most of the specifically named fonts that may be in a document that are not installed on my machines. I even have an entire Adobe font collection [not a free option though], from somewhere between 2000 and 2005, that I can install as needed. I have only a few Adobe fonts installed at one time.

SO, the key is making sure you have enough free fonts that are similar to the ones that are to be used by others. The only problem are the specialty fonts, like the variety I use in my documents. Some of these can be too "special" to have an easy to find free replacement. I have over 200,000 fonts in my font collections folder to help me with matching fonts.

On 12/01/2015 01:40 PM, Steve Edmonds wrote:
Pages on a mac has a nice feature of popping up a message telling you what font in the document is not available on your system and it will be replaced so check for spacing or layout changes.

On 2015-12-02 07:29, Milos Sramek wrote:

If I open a document with a font which is not available on my system,
the font is replaced by some other font. Don't you happen to know if LO
uses any rules  according to which the replacement font is chosen? Or
the choice is random (unless I set the replacement manually)?

For example, LO may select a font with the same or at least similar
metric (e.g Liberation serif instead of Tines New Roma). But I do not
know it it really happens.

What about other ofiice applications? Do they have anu rules implemented?


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