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Default Cannot choose TT font

Word lies to you, trying to protect you from too much complexity. Of course,
all it accomplishes is confusion...

If you select Gill Sans MT regular and then apply the ordinary Italic
command (Ctrl+I), Word will use the Gill Sans MT Italic font from the TTF
file instead of simply "slanting" the regular font. Similarly, if you apply
italic and bold, Word will use the Gill Sans MT Bold Italic font.

You can prove this to yourself by printing samples of the italic and bold
italic from the font viewer in Windows Explorer (double-click the font file,
then click the Print button) and comparing them to samples printed from

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mrmike wrote:
I am trying to create a document that will be using Gil Sans MT bold
and bold italic.
I can see them listed in the font folder but when I try to choose
them in Word they are not there. There are 7 TT Gil Sans fonts
showing but Word is only allowing me to see 5 of them. Of course the
2 I want are the ones missing.

Any suggestions?

thank you

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