Constantia Font number alignment in Word 2010. HELP!

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I am writing a piece of research and I really like the Constantia font. What I don't like is that numbers seem to be all over the place. There's no baseline alignment, making a formal document look amateurish and unnecessarily fancy. Have a look:

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I tried to change the font properties and it shows the corrected version on preview but when clicking on OK, the text does not change.

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What could I do?

Thanks guys!!!
 
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If the baselines of the numbers are all over the place in relation to each other, then the numbers in the font were not key coded correctly when the font was created.

If the baselines of the numbers are all lined up in relation to each other, make certain Subscript is not selected under the Font Effects.
 

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Looks like you already tried the suggestion in this thread:
https://www.reddit.com/r/typography/comments/36zcl5

If you can’t get it sorted in the “Advanced tab”, I’d do this:

Write the whole paper in Constantia. In the end, do a find-and-replace on the number ‘1’, select ‘options’ and change the font to one I prefer for numbers.

Then repeat this for 234567890.

PITA workaround, but it might get it done.
The person in the reddit thread used Word 2013. It might be that I'm using Word 2010....
 
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Is your plan to have the paper printed or web-published?

Can you post a .docx or .doc example of your numbers online for us? I can open it in Word 2016 and see what it looks like there.
I'm using paper. It's worth a try.
How do I insert a word doc here?
 

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Click on or highlight the numbered header.
Right click and select "Numbering"
Select "Define New Number Format" near the bottom of the pop-up menu
Click on the "Font" button
Select a new font, say Calibri.
Click on OK.

That will change only the number, not the header font.

If you like it, highlight the header again, right click and select "Styles"
Then select "Update List Paragraph to Match Selection" and all headers will change to match.

PS, Who's solution is probably faster...
 

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Opened directly in Word 2016:

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Opened "Font Settings". "Advanced" tab:
Changed this from "Default" to "Lining"

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Result
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I do have to select all text for it to apply to that text.
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Click on or highlight the numbered header.
Right click and select "Numbering"
Select "Define New Number Format" near the bottom of the pop-up menu
Click on the "Font" button
Select a new font, say Calibri.
Click on OK.

That will change only the number, not the header font.

If you like it, highlight the header again, right click and select "Styles"
Then select "Update List Paragraph to Match Selection" and all headers will change to match.

PS, Who's solution is probably faster...
Brain, that's way better than my "find and replace" idea.
Thanks a lot guys. I'm going to try.
I have Word 2016 at work. What I might do is continue working on Word 2010 and just before submission, use Word 2016 to convert the number format to lining.


Brain/Brain's solution seems neat too but I haven't tried it yet.
 
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I hear Comic-Sans is popular :naughty:
 

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Click on or highlight the numbered header.
Right click and select "Numbering"
Select "Define New Number Format" near the bottom of the pop-up menu
Click on the "Font" button
Select a new font, say Calibri.
Click on OK.

That will change only the number, not the header font.

If you like it, highlight the header again, right click and select "Styles"
Then select "Update List Paragraph to Match Selection" and all headers will change to match.

PS, Who's solution is probably faster...
Trying to follow your instructions but unsuccessful... :(
"Click on or highlight the numbered header" ... how, exactly?
 

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I just tried to follow Brian's suggestion. The only thing it changed was numbered lists, not numbers in the body
OK, I thought the header "Style" was a numbered list.

If the number is part of the header, then the only way to change the number is to select just the number and change the font on that digit only.

The advantages of making the header a "Style" is that it keeps the numbering consecutive throughout the document no matter how you edit, and makes it easy to create a Table of Contents.

BTW, I'm using Word 2010 on this laptop, but the method I posted should work through MSW 2019, it's been a standard feature for a long time....
 
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OK, I thought the header "Style" was a numbered list.

If the number is part of the header, then the only way to change the number is to select just the number and change the font on that digit only.

The advantages of making the header a "Style" is that it keeps the numbering consecutive throughout the document no matter how you edit, and makes it easy to create a Table of Contents.

BTW, I'm using Word 2010 on this laptop, but the method I posted should work through MSW 2019, it's been a standard feature for a long time....
So, how do you change the numbers in a long Word 2010 document? Could you please write down the steps one by one? I feel a bit dense today.... Thanks!
 

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The section headers have to be defined as a "Style" and the style has to be a numbered list.

I'm out the door in a few minutes, but these videos may help:


 

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Got some news!!

If I open a new doc and change the font to Constantia and apply lining, it does it beautifully. What the heck!!

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I guess, some setting being used somewhere else in the thesis is making the change from old style number to modern impossible. Arggh!!

I think I have 3 options:

1- By a process of elimination, find out what is causing the problem.
2 - Open it in Word 2016 to see if the problem goes.
3 - Find a similar font without this problem
 
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Changed the font to Bembo. Not a problem with numbers and it looks very cool too. I think I'm moving on.... Thanks guys.

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I hear Word 2020 will have voice recognition. Then you can just say "Fix everything that's fucked up" and the document world will become about 95% more efficient.

 
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