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Old 04-23-2010, 01:06 AM
NCADD NCADD is offline Letterhead Image Doesn't Transfer from Word 2008 to Word 2003 Mac OS X Letterhead Image Doesn't Transfer from Word 2008 to Word 2003 Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
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Hello everyone. I recently designed new letterhead for my organization - graphical logo with text - in Illustrator CS3. I dutifully saved my new letterhead image as an EMF for use in Word, placed it into a Word 2008 doc on my Mac and it prints beautifully. The trouble is, the rest of my office has Word 2003, and the transfer hasn't been smooth. I used Adobe's Trajan Pro font for the textual elements and assumed the problem lay with the absence of this font on the other computers. After installing the font, a few of the words displayed and printed correctly, but the rest retained an ugly default look. I have also made sure that I was saving the documents on my Mac so that they would be compatible with Word 2003. What am I missing? This is really doing my head in.
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The easy solution is probably in Illustrator. I don't use Illustrator much, but Illustrator has an option wherein all font data is removed and replaced with vector outlines of the fonts, rather than actual font files. Designers have to do this before sending brochures and such printers because you can get the exact same problems as files move from one computer to another. I think your best bet is to save your Illustrator files in a way that is not font dependent.

If it's a simple header / footer type letterhead, you could just export your design as a maximum quality jpg (one for the header and one for the footer). That will rasterize rather than vectorize your data, but it still removes the fonts.
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:48 PM
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Thanks for the reply! I've just started to really figure out Illustrator myself, so that info will be most valuable in the future.

As for my current problem, I just transferred the image file to an office PC running Word 2003 and the font issue was fixed. But I am going to try your Illustrator tip so that I can ensure cross-compatibility.

Thanks again!
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