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I've downloaded a lot of free True-Type fonts onto my computer. The downloaded fonts now appear in Microsoft Word under the Fonts tab, and I can use them to type a document.

When I print my documents, I have to save them to a disk and take them to the local copy shop and use their computers to print them. I don't own a printer with my computer (believe it or not!). My question is how do I get those downloaded fonts that I used to type my document to "carry-over" to the copy shop's computer and printer? It seems that if the shop's computers don't have the same fonts installed on their hard-drives, then their computers pick the closest default font that matches my downloaded font.

The easy answer to this question would be for me to buy my own printer, but I can't do that right now. Really don't have the space for one anyway.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
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Here is what you can do if you use MS Word. What you need to do is "embed" the true type font you used in the document. Here is the help contents from MS Word on how to do that:

<help starts>

If you used TrueType fonts in a document, you can save or "embed" them in the document. That way, others can view, modify, and print the document with its original fonts -- even if they haven't installed the fonts on their computers.
Note that TrueType font vendors determine the licensing rights for embedding fonts. For example, some fonts can't be embedded, and other embedded fonts can be viewed and printed but not modified.

1 On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Save tab.

2 Select the Embed TrueType fonts check box.

3 Save the document.

Note: When you embed TrueType fonts, you may be able to reduce the file size of your document by selecting the Embed characters in use only check box. This option embeds only the font styles used in your document. Also, if you used 32 or fewer characters of a font -- for example, a few symbols or a headline -- Word embeds only those characters. Note that this option is most useful for documents that other users plan to view or print only, because the unembedded font characters and styles aren't available for editing.

<end of help>

Hope that does it for you!

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