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strange font problem

July 5, 2009 at 09:53:00
Specs: Windows Vista

using Office 2007 on Vista. Have Word doc that I was reformatting and changed some of the fonts to Brazil, while leaving headings in other fonts. Saved it as such. When I came back and tried to change this font, EVERY font I try to change the text to, other than Brazil, shows as little boxes or questions marks in boxes. Apparently applying this font was death! The headings that were in another font are fine. I can't figure out how to fix my document without starting from scratch (I did a lot of editing and formatting -- arrgh!). Anyone seen this before?

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#1
July 5, 2009 at 10:07:49

You could try to Copy the offending passages to Notepad or Wordpad and see if they show up correct.

I believe the problem is that Word no longer recognizes the Brazil font.
It does not show up on my list of fonts for Word 2000.
Is it an add-on font?

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
July 5, 2009 at 12:24:31

When I pasted some of the text into Notepad, it showed up at boxes, but when I pasted it into Wordpad, it showed up in the Brazil font and in there I can change it to another font! Thanks for that suggestion! I'm also able to paste it back in my document now.

I think you must be right, that Brazil is no longer recognized. I probably still have it in Word because I also have Word 97 on my computer and that document was created a long time ago. I sure wish I hadn't saved it in that font. Brazil seems to think it's a symbol font or something.

I seem to have acquired a lot of bizarre fonts somewhere/somehow. I've even had some that crashed my computer when I tried to use them in graphics programs. Maybe I need to do some housecleaning!

Thanks for the help.


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#3
July 5, 2009 at 15:10:40

Maybe I need to do some housecleaning!

Here's a list of the fonts included in Office 2003 as a starting point.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/h...

You might find this of help also, but I have never used it myself.

http://www.sdsoftware.org/default.a...


Good luck.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#4
July 5, 2009 at 15:55:15

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE FROM
http://www.sdsoftware.org/default.a...

I downloaded FontFrenzy to give it a try, and I am having a bunch of problems with my computer since the install.
I have currently uninstalled it and am running Norton in safe mode.
Don't know whether it is Virus/Trojan or just a lousy piece of software.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#5
July 5, 2009 at 20:36:13

Back up and running.
Both Norton & Malwarebytes came up clean after the uninstall.
Although it did leave a whole bunch of Registry entries that I had to manually remove.
Look like just a lousy piece of software.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#6
July 6, 2009 at 16:59:26

Here's a list of the fonts included in Office 2003 as a starting point.

<a href="http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/h...</i>" target="_blank">http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/h...

Thanks that looks helpful. I'll pass up that Font Frenzy! Glad you got it cleaned up.


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