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MS Word 2000 is wierd (and annoying!)

Discussion in 'Software' started by Cartman, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Cartman

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    Hi all - here's a good one for you. Problem with Word 2000. I run Win2K Pro and have an odd problem with Word not recognising any of the installed fonts. I have tried making sure the fonts are OK - every other app seems to recognise them (including ironically Excel and Powerpoint!). I have tried uninstalling then reinstalling Word via the rather offputting MS installer - that doesn't work either. Anyone ever come across this?

    Dave.
     
  2. Phil
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    Hi Cartman, is your default printer set to a real print driver and not just the fax printer? apparently this can cause the symptoms you're describing.
     
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  3. Cartman

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    Nice one Phil - dunno if you might have something there, I WAS messing around with a fax printer (for exam purposes - not for real) - and I don't have a printer (how does MS put it - a PRINT DEVICE - lol).

    However I have deleted the fax printer and doesn't seem to have solved it, and like I said I don't actually have a printer at all... :-(


    Dave.
     
  4. Phil
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    Have you tried installing any old printer driver? I think word gets its fonts from the printer driver so installing one should give you some fonts.
     
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  5. Cartman

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    Phil - you're a star! Thats done the trick - so apparently Word is the only app that 'thinks' that way, coz Excel and Powerpoint were OK.

    Bill Gates has a lot to answer for!
     
  6. Phil
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    :D The wonderful world of microsoft, god bless uncle Bill :P
     
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  7. flex22

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    What a strange problem.One for the memory banks I think.
     
  8. tripwire45
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    That which we call a "printer"...the machine...is technically refered to as a "print device". The "printer" is more the software entity...that which actually enables printing. Hard to get used to, I know.
     
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  9. Jakamoko
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    Dare I even begin to go down the Boot Partition / System Partition avenue :?:

    The lengths MS go down to "explain" that the System partition is actually the one the holds the boot files, and the Boot Partition is the one that doesn't, I think is truly laughable !!!
     
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  10. Cartman

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    Nice one - *grinz* Maybe we should start a thread listing all the things that MS preach which make no sense in the real world!

    Maybe not - might overload the board!! :funfun
     
  11. Jakamoko
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!
     
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