Writer output to newer versions of Word changes the format; older versions of Word are ok with it
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OpenOffice output to .doc format doesn't work properly with Word if similar fonts are not found. Font substitution causes characters to look substantially bigger, distorting document formatting. For example, 16 page in OOo Writer takes up 22 pages in MS Word
-My original OpenOffice document
-Document saves as .doc (MicrosoftXP/
-PDF shows what it looks like in Word2010
This font substitution problem is an issue for everyone, even people on Windows who use a font that a colleague (also using Windows) does not have, for example. This is a difficult problem to solve. Unfortunately there is no way around it other than reformatting or getting that font installed on the remote users computer. As far as I know, there is no way to ship the font within the file preventing font substitution from happening on a remote user's computer.
Feature request is to remind user of this fact if document uses non ttf-mscorefonts and is being saved as doc format.