3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2013 7:15 AM by Kurt Lang
darkhorse85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hey Good People!

Recently MS Word 2004 has swapped the font Gill Sans MT for a really crazy  Halloween / gothic style font and really messed up my CV and other docs. This is running in Snow Leopard.  Strangely Gill Sans MT is nowhere to be seen in Font Book.


When open the same CV file on my Lion partion in MS Word 2011 all the fonts are back to normal. No visual problems.


Obviously the files seem ok be MS Word or maybe something else on Snow Leopard partiton like Font Book is messed up.

I do all my work  in Snow Leopard so this causing problems.Have I been hacked / could ther be some kind of virus on my laptop?


All help appreciated

Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: Font Swapped MS Word 2004
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,990 points)

    The most likely reason is someone created that Halloween font by starting with Gill Sans and modifying it. They then didn't change all of the internal names (the ones all OS's actually use) and is conflicting with the real Gill Sans font.


    Disable the Halloween font. If the real Gill Sans suddenly returns, that's the problem. The Halloween font is junk.

  • 2. Re: Font Swapped MS Word 2004
    darkhorse85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the reply.

    Gill Sans MT is missing from MS Word 2004 font pull down menu, but when typed in it appears.


    Whilst searching my system for font that match what has has replaced. I saw similar,yet different font called 'Dripping Marker'. I type the word "dripping" only into MS Word and it came up with Gill Sans MT.


    I cannot see either Gill Sans MT or a font called Dripping on my system a this point using Finder or Font Book.

    Do you have any suggestions on how to restore the 'Gill Sans MT' font back?


    Below is an image of the Fonts.

    Wrong Font.jpg

  • 3. Re: Font Swapped MS Word 2004
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,990 points)

    Please provide a link to where this font came from so I can download and examine it.