Everything, including tables, page headers and cliparts will be rendered and printed exactly as expected.
With the Word Viewer, documents will appear exactly like their author intended.
Font rendering is very important for Word documents. Fortunately CrossOver provides
top notch font quality. In this screenshot you can see how a document would look
with three types of font handling.
On the left you see what the document would look like with the
standard X11 fonts typically used by X applications. Problems are numerous:
fonts are gettting substituted, they are not anti-aliased, and they don't
have exactly the right size which changes the document layout. Note that the
layout had to be tweaked significantly to make the comparison possible.
In the center you see what the same document would look like in an application
using the regular FreeType library with no hinting support as shipped by most Linux
distributions. This already shows great progress: fonts are anti-aliased and the title
uses the right font because Word installed it and CrossOver picked it up automatically.
Also the text layout matches exactly the intended layout as can be seen, when
comparing to the rightmost panel.
But small fonts look bad because of the lack of hinting. Recent FreeType libraries
include an auto-hinter that improves greatly on this but still gets the character
spacing wrong in some cases.
The rightmost panel is how the document will look like when running the Word
Viewer in CrossOver. It is identical to the middle panel but regular
text looks significantly better. This is because CrossOver ships with a FreeType library
including Apple's patented hinting algorithms.
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