EXPORT to Word alters font Name


When I export to Word some font names get altered as follows:

Trebuchet MS becomes TrebuchetMS

Helvetica Neue becomes HelveticaNeue

This becomes an issue when I import into Indesign as it puts up font warnings on import. It doesn’t occur when exporting to RTF.


That is how the Microsoft Office and OpenOffice converter we use addresses font names. I believe this is because that form of reference (the PostScript name of the font) is used by Word and OpenOffice, so it’s just tuned to work with these word processors themselves, understandably. Opening these files with something other than those programs may result in quality loss or conventions being followed differently (such as how to refer to fonts).