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I recently installed an entire family of fonts (Gill Sans for those interested) on my computer. When I open up OpenOffice to use them, however, I saw that in the drop-down font menu I only get to see Gill Sans Std, and unfortunately when I try and use that, it's actually Gill Sans Outline.

I can't see a way to choose between different fonts in a font family in OpenOffice - is there one?

I tried to use the fonts in gedit and could confirm that each individual font is present and usable.

Anyone have any ideas?

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In OO, the menu is Format -> Character, from where you can pick out different styles.

Original answer was:

Have you updated your font cache?

sudo fc-cache -fv

And above all, what procedure do you used for installing fonts?

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Just updated the cache, no change unfortunately. I simply double clicked on the .otf file and then clicked on the 'Install Font' button at the bottom right of the screen? –  chuuk May 30 '12 at 7:06
    
Did you follow that procedure for EACH .otf file? –  jasmines May 30 '12 at 7:20
    
Yep :) As I said, I can see all the fonts installed and usable in gedit. –  chuuk May 30 '12 at 7:26
    
It's seems to be a bug of OO, as you can read here: oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=65769 Don't know if it has already been reported. –  jasmines May 30 '12 at 7:30
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I finally figured it out, using the final post from your link. The menu you have you use is Format -> Character, from where you can pick out different styles. I'm marking this as correct so that anyone else with this question can find it. –  chuuk May 30 '12 at 7:46

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