Word shows only one or two fonts in its Font list
I have a lot of fonts installed. I can see them in the Windows Font folder, and I can use them
in other programs, including other Office applications, but they are not displayed in Word's font list
Article contributed by Suzanne S. Barnhill
and Bill Coan
Select a different printer, or install one if there isn't one installed. Word shows only those
fonts supported by the current printer.
Because Word aspires to be a WYSIWYG program, it is heavily dependent on the printer driver. It
gets its information about what fonts are available from the printer driver for the default
printer. If you don't have a printer set as the default or have a Generic/Text Only printer
selected, you will see a very limited font list.
Sometimes this problem will arise even when a default printer is selected. This may be an
indication that the printer driver is corrupted. You may need to uninstall and reinstall the
printer. Sometimes it is sufficient to switch to a different printer and back.
If you will not be printing from the computer where you are working, install the driver for the
printer you will ultimately be using (it doesn't have to be attached to your computer); be aware,
though, that the font selection available to that printer will depend on the fonts available in the
computer it is connected to, so, unless you plan to embed TrueType fonts in your document (and font
embedding can be a very complex issue), you should stick to the Windows core fonts (Times New
Roman, Arial, Courier, Symbol, Wingdings, and so on) or fonts that you are sure both computers share.