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Problem visualizing and printing thin font



I'm designing a font family of nine weights and when I try it on MS Word here comes the problem. I know MS Word isn't the best typographic program but there are some people that use it and deserve quality on fonts.
The problem happen only in the thinnest style and consist in the following:

As you can see in small sizes the MS Word expand the character shapes and the real proportions aren't showed.

If anybody can help me I apreciate it very much.

Thank you in advance,


Clipping glyphs in MS Word


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In MS Word the descenders glyphs get clipped on screen as shown in the below picture. I've played around with the WinAscent and Typo values but can't get it to stop. Word 2003 and 2010.

Is this just how Word works? Is there anything that can avoid this?


Exporting References MS Word > Indesign


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