Solved How do I restore accurate font sizes on screen in Word 7?

August 10, 2015 at 06:55:48
Specs: Windows 7
How do I retrieve lost or corrupted fonts in Word 7? My preferred font is Arial 11. When I select Arial 11, I see a much smaller font, maybe 7 or 9 on screen. In order to see something the size of Arial 11 on screen, I have to select Arial 14. All this would be o.k. if I were not changing font sizes throughout my manuscripts. When I print and select Arial 11, I get a printed Arial 11 -- so that part is fine. Also, Comic Sans font has totally disappeared (a minor loss). I have tried selecting Arial 11 in Notepad and Wordpad and I get Arial 11 there, not some smaller version. What do I need to do to restore accurate font sizes? Many thanks
kathat

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August 11, 2015 at 12:43:10
Here is another possible solution.

Open a document
Click the Home Tab on the ribbon
In the Styles section
Right Click the Normal style
Select Modify
In the Formatting box, (about half way down the pop-up) change it to Ariel, and change the font size to 11
Down the bottom, select "New documents based on this template"
Click OK

See if that works for you.

MIKE

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#1
August 10, 2015 at 07:04:14
Have you checked your Zoom button,
lower right hand corner?
Make sure it is at 100%

MIKE

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#2
August 10, 2015 at 08:47:58
Thanks, Mike. That was part of the problem. Zoom was set at 80%. Duh.

Now when I open a New Document and set it to Arial 11, it stays at Arial 11. Yeah! However, when I open a subsequent New Document, it has set itself to Verdana 10. (Although I have used Verdana, I don't think I've used Verdana 10.) I tried playing with Styles and Normal Template 1, but apparently I'm not doing something right because I keep getting Verdana 10. Or maybe that's the completely wrong approach. How do I get each New Document to begin in Arial 11?


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#3
August 10, 2015 at 09:25:59
Try this:

Open document
Press CTRL-D - Should bring up Font window

Under the Font Tab
Select:
Font: Ariel, Style: Regular, Size: 11

Click on the Set As Default button in the lower left corner.

In the Pop-Up window, click on All Documents based on Normal.dotm template?

See how that works for you.

MIKE

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#4
August 10, 2015 at 10:09:38
Thank you again, Mike. I followed your instructions and they worked -- for the open document. I set the default font, as instructed, to Arial 11. However, after I closed that blank document and opened a new blank document, the font had reverted to Verdana. This time it was Verdana 11. I tried again, shut down Word, and rebooted. Same Verdana 11.

Not that it matters a whole lot to me, but I tell you for diagnostic purposes: There's still a missing font in the extensive list of possible fonts. There's a blank in the list following Arial. Glitch in the driver? (I have no idea how to play with drivers, if that's the issue.)

I really appreciate your help!


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#5
August 10, 2015 at 10:19:17
What printer do you have selected as your Default Printer?

Make sure it is not a Fax or Generic Text.

Look here:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

see if it helps.


MIKE

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#6
August 10, 2015 at 11:04:20
Hi again, Mike. Hmmm. . . .

Default (and only) printer is HP Deskjet 3520.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...
Method 1: Install a default printer -- Of the many choices listed, HP Deskjet 3520 is missing (or at least I didn't find it). Then I tried installing from Disk, but I didn't know which files to select. Best, kathat

Method 2: Select an appropriate printer driver -- Nothing changed. I still get Verdana 10 on subsequent blank documents.

The plot thickens. . . .


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#7
August 10, 2015 at 12:34:49
Not sure about your last answer.

Do you have a Default Printer selected when you select File / Print?
Is it the attached HP Deskjet 3520?

You can try doing a Repair:

https://support.office.com/en-NZ/Ar...

If the Repair does not work, then try deleting the Normal.dot file.

First close Word
Then navigate to the folder that contains your template files,
The location of that folder varies in different Windows version,
mine is located:

C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

A quick way to find it is to enter this string in the search or run box in the Start Menu:

%appdata%\Microsoft\Templates

When you delete Normal.dotm, Microsoft's original version of the file will be recreated the next time you launch Word.
If your not comfortable deleting the file then simply re-name it to someing like Old_normal.dotm

MIKE

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#8
August 10, 2015 at 12:47:30
Hi again again, Mike.

Yes, Default Printer, the attached HP Deskjet 3520, is the printer automatically selected when I select File/Print.

My previous response relates to the Methods listed in the URL you suggested, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us..
Is there other information or clarification you need?

Need to gather some Courage before I attempt Repair. I'm outta my zone.

Later,
kathat



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#9
August 10, 2015 at 14:30:21
Need to gather some Courage before I attempt Repair

Doing a repair is just as easy as the instructions indicate,

Click Start > Control Panel.

Click Programs > Programs and Features.

Click the Office application you want to repair,

Then click Change.

MIKE

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#10
August 10, 2015 at 17:44:59
Hi, Mike,

OK -- I did the above, but which application do I want to repair? Here are some choices:

Driver Manager
HP Deskjet 3520 series Basic Device Software
HP Deskjet 3520 series Help
HP Deskjet 3520 series Set Up Guide

Thank You!
kathat

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#11
August 10, 2015 at 18:27:26
You want to Repair Microsoft Office, which ever version your using.

I'm using Office 2007 and it is listed as:

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

Yours should be something similar.

MIKE

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#12
August 10, 2015 at 19:26:24
Hi, Mike,

I clicked Change, then Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, then got message "Configuring,"followed by
"Configuration did not complete successfully." Tried it twice with same result. Aargh!

Maybe I should just decide to live with selecting font and type on each new document -- it's not that difficult.
What do you think?


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#13
August 11, 2015 at 03:18:01
Not sure you got the sequence correct.

You first select Microsoft Office (Do not double click, just select)
Then click Change, which on my Windows 7 is at the top.
After clicking Change you should get a pop-up window
that ask if you want to:

     Add or Remove Features
     Repair
     Remove

Select Repair.

Is that the sequence you followed?

MIKE

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#14
August 11, 2015 at 07:19:01
Good Morning (or whatever it is wherever you are),

I might have double clicked originally, but I tried twice again just now, these times carefully single clicking and again following your steps in order. Same result as before: "Configuration did not complete successfully."

???

kathat


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#15
August 11, 2015 at 07:58:10
Are you running MS Office 2007?

If you are, try doing a Diagnostic: (Only available on 2007)

Click the Microsoft Office Button,
Then click Excel Options, down the bottom of screen.
Click Resources.
Click Diagnose,
Click Continue,
then click Start Diagnostics.

See if that helps.

If you are not running 2007,
and you keep getting the "Configuration did not complete successfully" message,
then I would advise doing a Un-install and Re-install.

MIKE

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#16
August 11, 2015 at 08:45:39
Hi, Mike

I'm running only Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007. I don't have Excel.

What do I uninstall and how do I reinstall it?

Wow -- You've stuck with this issue a long time! Many many thanks!

kathat


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#17
August 11, 2015 at 09:33:36
Sorry, my error.

Click the Microsoft Office Button,
Then click Word Options, down the bottom of screen.
Click Resources.
Click Diagnose,
Click Continue,
then click Start Diagnostics.

Also, if you have Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
you should also have Excel.

You can also run the Diagnostic from the Program menu:

From the Start Menu,
Select Programs.
Under Microsoft Office:
Select Microsoft Office Tools.
Click Microsoft Office Diagnostics

MIKE

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#18
August 11, 2015 at 12:43:10
✔ Best Answer
Here is another possible solution.

Open a document
Click the Home Tab on the ribbon
In the Styles section
Right Click the Normal style
Select Modify
In the Formatting box, (about half way down the pop-up) change it to Ariel, and change the font size to 11
Down the bottom, select "New documents based on this template"
Click OK

See if that works for you.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#19
August 11, 2015 at 13:46:39
IT WORKED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(And if I could write the above in red in 36 point type, I would!)

Funny, but I had tried the "another possible solution" above before. It didn't work then, but it does now! YEAH!!

BTW, you're right: I do have Excel. Nice to know.

Many many thanks for all your help, Mike. How do I give you a zillion gold stars?

kathat

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#20
August 11, 2015 at 15:12:21
Glad you got it working.

MIKE

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