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Times New Roman font changed to Webkit-standard

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:58 pm
by jamesadrian257
I have been trying to make a file that has Times New Roman as its font. When I think I have, I save the document and bring it up again. It comes up having the font webkit-standard every time. How can I create a document that has the font I want come up as such?

Than you for your help.

Jim Adrian

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:00 pm
by RoryOF
In what format are you saving?

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:22 pm
by jamesadrian257
RoyOF,

The file created is a .odt


Jim Adrian

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:27 pm
by RoryOF
Please try the attached, the body text is set in Times New Roman

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:28 pm
by Hagar Delest
Have made the signature appear in first post and moved to the Mac forum consequently. It may help.

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:03 pm
by jamesadrian257
RoryOF,

Thank you for the file. I figured out how to make the pages 8.5 X 11, and I could delete all by the second page of contents. I had hoped to use its formatting as a template for my work.

The second page contains a table of contents with a footer. I don't know how to eliminate a given page.


Jim Adrian

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:09 pm
by RoryOF
Right click on the Table of Contents and select Delete Index/Table from the popup. Then turn on /View /non-printing characters and delete all characters on the page. Place cursor before the topmost character on the page, which will probably look like a backwards P, and press Delete key - I think it may be something different on a Mac.

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:21 pm
by jamesadrian257
Thank you. I have the template that I want.

Jim Adrian

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:28 pm
by jamesadrian257
I spoke too soon. When I tried to copy words from my previous document, I got a lot mess.

Isn't there a way to start a new document having a given font?

Thank you for your help.

Jim Adrian

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:34 pm
by RoryOF
They probably carried over existing formatting. Instead, when you Paste, choose Paste Special and select unformatted text from the popup, so that the pasted text takes the formatting of the document into which it is being inserted.

This is a useful text on using Writer:
Writer for students (several languages)

Re: Font

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:42 pm
by jamesadrian257
I have been typing the text in by hand. The second page comes up with a header which I don't know how to delete.

Jim Adrian

Re: Times New Roman font changed to Webkit-standard

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:41 am
by RoryOF
Does the font manager on your Mac show that you actually have Times New Roman installed? Or Tinos, which is a close lookalike and metrically compatible?