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Why does arial font appear as wingdings on form?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Carole, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Carole

    Carole
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    I use Access 2002 but have created a database in version 2000 for users with
    a different system. The font used throughout the database is Arial. When
    users open the database in Access 2000, parts --usually subforms--display as
    wingdings, but print out in Arial as they should. What could be causing this
    display problem? Does it have to do with unicode or truetype fonts not being
    installed? I find it very strange that not all parts of the database have the
    display problem.....
     
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  3. Allen Browne

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    Carole, there was a weird problem with the original release of Access 2002
    that caused it to use weird fonts in some circumstances.

    A dim recollection suggests that this occurred on machines that had many
    hundreds of fonts, and that it was fixed in the service packs. You might try
    going to:
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/sp
    to see if you need a service pack, or else reduce the fonts down to just 100
    odd.

    --
    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "Carole" <Carole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:178DEDC9-88A8-4D82-B382-E94135DC20D7@microsoft.com...
    >I use Access 2002 but have created a database in version 2000 for users
    >with
    > a different system. The font used throughout the database is Arial. When
    > users open the database in Access 2000, parts --usually subforms--display
    > as
    > wingdings, but print out in Arial as they should. What could be causing
    > this
    > display problem? Does it have to do with unicode or truetype fonts not
    > being
    > installed? I find it very strange that not all parts of the database have
    > the
    > display problem.....
     

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