Times New Roman font changed to Webkit-standard

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Times New Roman font changed to Webkit-standard

Postby jamesadrian257 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:58 pm

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.

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Re: Font

Postby RoryOF » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:00 pm

In what format are you saving?
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Re: Font

Postby jamesadrian257 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:22 pm

RoyOF,

The file created is a .odt


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Re: Font

Postby RoryOF » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:27 pm

Please try the attached, the body text is set in Times New Roman
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Pride and Prejudice chap 1-4.odt
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Re: Font

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:28 pm

Have made the signature appear in first post and moved to the Mac forum consequently. It may help.
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Re: Font

Postby jamesadrian257 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:03 pm

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.


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Re: Font

Postby RoryOF » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:09 pm

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.
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Re: Font

Postby jamesadrian257 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:21 pm

Thank you. I have the template that I want.

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Re: Font

Postby jamesadrian257 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:28 pm

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.

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Re: Font

Postby RoryOF » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:34 pm

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)
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Re: Font

Postby jamesadrian257 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:42 pm

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.

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Re: Times New Roman font changed to Webkit-standard

Postby RoryOF » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:41 am

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?
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