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Not all installed fonts may be displayed in some applications’ font menu lists

November 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Recently, one of my customers had a problem with the font he needed not showing up in all applications. In this particular case, he wanted to use the Symbol font as part of a Keynote presentation he was preparing but it did not appear in Keynote’s font list.

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Meanwhile, the Symbol font did appear in PowerPoint 2016’s font list.

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Meanwhile, it was possible to copy and paste text using that font from PowerPoint and into Keynote, but then the font list in Keynote showed a blank entry in place of the name of the font.

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What was going on? For more details, see below the jump.

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