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    Missing fonts & styles (Word 2k SR1a)

    Something funny has happened to Word. For some reason, it thinks that I do not have any fonts installed. The font defaults to Times New Roman for new documents, but the only font that it will let me change to is Roman 10 CPI. I have lots of fonts installed (perhaps too many). Excel and Outlook both recognize that I have many different fonts available. I'm also missing most of the usual styles, having my choice of Default, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3, or Normal.

    Any guess what's happened, and how to fix this (other than reinstall)? I ran this command: <pre>"C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficewinword.exe" /Regserver</pre>

    but it didn't fix anything.
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    Re: Missing fonts & styles (Word 2k SR1a)

    Your default printer is most likely a text only printer or none at all. One MUST have a TTF suppported printer as the default for the fonts to appear. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Missing fonts & styles (Word 2k SR1a)

    That takes care of half of the problem. <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30> I don't have a printer connected to my home computer, but I "installed" the printer that I use at the office, and now I have access to all of the fonts. (Plus with the added benefit of being able to set up reports and stuff at home and not need to reformat them once I take them to the office. <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>)

    I'm still limited to the previously-mentioned styles though. Any thoughts on those? Also, the list is only the style names; the list that pops up at the office not only appears different, but also includes the font size. Would not having had a printer set up for my home pc when Office was installed make a difference in what was loaded? I'm not sure that would be a factor (custom installation, loading all features available to run from the hard drive, and not just on first use), but then again anything is possible.

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    Re: Missing fonts & styles (Word 2k SR1a)

    The sty;es are part of Normal.dot, if you have not added any macro's I would delete the normal.dot and restart Word which will make a clean new copy.

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    Re: Missing fonts & styles (Word 2k SR1a)

    Hi David:

    With most normal templates, a new document will only show those styles in the style drop down box on the Formatting Toolbar. However, if you go to Format/Style & change the List to "All styles", you should be able to see if any styles are missing. I say most normal templates because I went & added & then deleted text containing every style in my normal template. Then I closed the template & saved the changes. If you do that, all the styles will show up in your normal template.

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    Re: Missing fonts & styles (Word 2k SR1a)

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Suggestion taken, and after a lot of fussing I managed to copy all of the available styles into my normal.dot template. I then checked the Tools | Customize | Options "List font names in their font" which also lists style names in their style -- the view that I am used to.

    One slight difference in technique though. I did not enter any actual text for each style. Apparently just switching to the desired style is enough to load it into the document (perhaps contributing to bloat too?), which then allowed it to be copied into my normal template.

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