I'm trying to write a screenplay, and MS Word doesn't have Courier, only Courier New. I read that Courier New is either smaller or bigger than the original Courier.What is the equivalent of Courier 12 font in MS word?
Well, I'm confused. Courier New is a standard Courier font. It is a Monotype design. If you could let us know in what respect it is not satisfactory for your needs, perhaps someone can suggest a remedy.
The Courier you see in the fonts folder but not in Word is a bit-mapped screen font provided for backward compatibility. Certain device drivers and applications expect it to be installed on the system and use it for various system purposes. Word will not print with it and so does not display it in its font menus.
If your screenplay is intended for publication, it might be that the publisher wants PostScript fonts used instead of TrueType. If so, the Courier expected might be Linotype's. While the metrics are the same as Monotype's TrueType Courier New, you might find some layout differences in Word if you change from one to the other.What is the equivalent of Courier 12 font in MS word?
Courier should be there, it's a major system font. New Courier 10 is pretty close.