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Install Fonts,TimesNewRoman,Arial,Verdana in OpenOffice 2.4.1 in Linux

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October 3, 2008 11:46:50 AM

Hi,
I have installed Linux Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition which comes with Openoffice.org-core 1:2.4.1-1ubuntu2 30 Jun 2008. I also installed a HP Laserjet 1100 Printer.

My problem is that when I try to print an MS-Office doc or xls file that uses Times New Roman, Arial or Verdana fonts, the fonts get all messed up on paper and they're not even available in the in OpenOffice fonts menu to choose and change them.

So, how can I install Times New Roman, Arial, Verdana and other MS-Office based fonts in OpenOffice 2.4.1 in Linux Ubuntu 8.04?

Thanks in advance
a b 5 Linux
October 3, 2008 1:17:50 PM


Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal

  1. sudo su -
  2.  
  3. apt-get install msttcorefonts


GL :) 
a b 5 Linux
October 3, 2008 1:25:31 PM

or Applications -> Add / Remove Software

search for msttcorefonts

GL :) 
a b 5 Linux
October 4, 2008 1:52:02 PM

As an added bonus installing that package will make a lot of websites look a whole lot better too!

If you are trying to get an improvement in Windows compataiblity I would recommend the restricted modules package (just search in synaptic) as this includes the core fonts along with the MP3 codecs, jave, flash and a whole load of other things that whilst not open source are darn handy to have.
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