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Can I embed a font in MS Office for editable embedding?

It is possible to embed a font into an MS Office (Word/Powerpoint) document so that anyone receiving the document can edit the documents text, even if they do not have the font file installed on their computer. However, this functionality comes with some limitations:


• Only a TrueType formatted font file can be embedded into a document.

• Windows MS Office versions most widely support font embedding. Only the very latest version of Mac Office 365 supports an embedding feature and therefor support is limited. It’s important to note the embedding feature can be problematic between different versions of MS Office. The most consistent and successful functionality is achieved when all document viewers are aligned with the same app version.


• By embedding the fonts, you are actually including the fonts files within the document code. By including the fonts you are increasing the file size of your document. It is important to consider how many documents you will embedded the fonts into and your available file storage. Additionally, how do you plan to distribute these documents, are there file size limitations?

If you would like a font licence that allows you to edit the embedded font text in MS Office please contact us via our contact form to discuss your requirements further.

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