Times fonts

tomprice's picture

Hello,

I created a two line document in SWP 5.50 Build 2960; the first line was marked up in bold face type. This document formats correctly in PDF. Next, I added the times package and reformatted. The text markuped as bold no longer appears in bold on the screen, but the bold text does appear in a printed copy of the file. If I transfer the PDF file to another computer using a stick or by email, the bold text appears. I have a windows 7 64 bit machine. Does anyone have an idea what is going on here?

Thanks,

Tom

No problem for me

The change in the screen display of bold text after adding a package doesn't make sense.  If by screen display you mean in the SW edit window, then this is controlled by the .cst file associated with the document and it does not interact with the selected packages.

I did create a quick test document and was able to see regular and bold text in the PDF file when using no additional packages, when using only the times package, or when using the mathptmx package.  I'm also using a Windows 7 64-bit computer.

tomprice's picture

Times fonts

Hello George,

I agree with you; none of this makes sense. The text appears correctly in the SW edit window.

I will send a short video by email to you that demonstrates the problem. I used Acrobat 7.0 to show the font types (bold and regular) in the PDF document, but the (PDF) screen appearance of the two fonts is the same. If I remove the times package (the problem also occurs when I use the mathptmx package), the PDF page is correctly typeset.

Tom