# Default fonts (.doc) problem

I get Word (.doc) forms which internally seem to be really RTFs. I have to fill in the forms, convert to PDF and send the result back.

The fonts in the form seem to have fonts assigned (by number), like `\f1\fs18 \cf1` and `\f2\fs16 \cf1`.
At first sight, there is no specific font defined anywhere in the .doc, so I suppose that the sender relies on the fact that all Word users have not changed their default fonts from their factory settings.

When I open this form in LO, the formatting is quite wrong. One example is a text box, of which the size apparently is fixed, but the actual text has been assigned a narrow font to make the text fit in the box. As I don’t have the same same font assigned, the text is wraps and is partially invisible.

How can I solve this? Eg., does anyone know which are the default fonts which correspond to `/f1` and (particularly) `/f2` in the RTF?
Or maybe there is a simpler solution?

Maybe unnecessary, just in case: I’m on `Slackware64-current`, and `Libreoffice` is 7.0.3.1.

There was a more generic writeup of this problem, but no solution was proposed, and I suspect I could solve my problem knowing which default fonts correspond to the ones referenced in the .doc.

EDIT My apologies - a black hole absorbed my vision, it seems. On the second line of the .doc, this line specifies the fonts:
`{\fonttbl{\f1\fcharset1 Verdana}{\f2\fcharset1 Arial Narrow}}`

So, that solved my font identification issue. The resulting PDF seems to format correctly too. How can I make this automatic now? I.e. how do I link the `/f1` and `/f2` to `verdana` and `arial narrow`. For now, I changed the character sets manually. Can I make this the default when opening `.doc` documents?

I must be doing something wrong - no substitution is done. I added a new entry to the font replacement table, changing `Arial Narrow` (the entry for `f1`) point to `Archivo Narrow`. The `Apply` button didn’t help, so I also tried to reload the document, and restart Writer. There was a font for Arial Narrow installed, so I also eliminated that one. Suggestions?