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    Re: Datasheet Default fonts??? (Acc 2k2 (as 2k) SP2; Win XP Home)

    I do not know the answer and have never seen this. However, I would suspect Access ppicks up this location on install. How was Access (or the update) installed. Was it installed properly on this machine or was it 'ghosted' from another machine or disk image? If it was ghosted and the setup on the other machine was a bit different that could account for Access looking in the wrong place for fonts.
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    Re: Datasheet Default fonts??? (Acc 2k2 (as 2k) SP2; Win XP Home)

    Hi David,
    I did a complete install from the disk after I uninstalled Office 2000. When I looked at (and then set) the default font in the registry, it was blank. I also did an uninstall of Office XP, and SP2 and reloaded both, with no change in the blank dropdown.
    Thank you for your input.

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    Re: Datasheet Default fonts??? (Acc 2k2 (as 2k) SP2; Win XP Home)

    Are the font dropdown lists available at other points in Access, e.g in form design? Are they available in other apps?
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    Datasheet Default fonts??? (Acc 2k2 (as 2k) SP2; Win XP Home)

    Hi All,
    I've run across an annoying problem. My default font list has disappeared from Tools|Options|Datasheet and my datasheets are all in a strange font. I can change each one individually and go to the Registry (which I'd rather not do) and set the default font, but the list is still not there. I've checked Google and the MSKB, with no results except others have seen it/had it happen to them too. This was posted (<!post=Post: 114570,114570>Post: 114570<!/post>) on Feb. 6, 2002 here, with no answers.
    This happened after I removed Office 2k and installed XP, SP1 & 2.
    Does anyone have an answer to this yet? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>
    Thanks.

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    Re: Datasheet Default fonts??? (Acc 2k2 (as 2k) SP2; Win XP Home)

    Hi Gary,
    It appears this has something to do with the combination of Windows XP and Office XP/2002. I'm running Windows ME and Office XP and the font list works fine. You might try submitting it as a problem to Microsoft. The other possibility is that there is something amok with your Font installation. Strange things have been known to happen if you have more than a certain number of fonts installed. And there are weird things that happen in older versions of Access if the Hattenschweiler font isn't installed correctly. Both of those are long shots, but you might try checking them out. Good luck.
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    Re: Datasheet Default fonts??? (Acc 2k2 (as 2k) SP2; Win XP Home)

    Hi David,
    Yes, all the other dropdown lists were available, even when I was in datasheet view I could change the font. The only place it wasn't available was in the Options|default font. As_to_why I'm using past tense now, please read my answer to the following post from Wendell.
    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Datasheet Default fonts??? (Acc 2k2 (as 2k) SP2; Win XP Home)

    Hi Wendell and Thank You,
    I thought that it might have something to do with some kind of interaction between Office 2k and XP, but the entire problem is moot now. I ran into another problem which was much greater and I had to wipe my hard drive and reload. This, however, WAS precipitated by the problem of my original post on this thread.
    In trying to be a conscientious user, I will try and load the patches, updates, etc. the soonest that I can. So, when Windows XP SP1 was released, I, of course, applied this to my work machine, running XP Pro. We (meaning ITS at SDSU) keep copies of the patches, etc. on a site on our intranet. I copied SP1 to a cd so I could apply it to my home machine, running XP Home. This was before I put Office XP on my machine.
    I then loaded OffXP and ran into the aforementioned lack of Default Fonts. Well, since WinXP has the system restore to a previous point in time function, I had decided to restore to a point back before I unloaded Off2k and loaded OffXP. There began my big problems. For some reason, OffXP wasn't "unrestored', as it were, and when I tried to run any Office programs after the restore I got Windows Installer problems, something about some patch not being there or the wrong version, something to that effect and it wouldn't even let me open an Office program. So I "unrestored" back to the point after which I had removed Off2k and loaded OffXP. Now I was having fun and still no change in the lack of font default either.
    Thinking everything was all hunky-dorey, I started to work on a database. WOW, did things go bad then. It took forever to do or save anything .... every other save I was getting an error .... the send problem to Microsoft dialog box would pop up and close the database .... reopen the db and try to open the form I was working on and again, the send problem to Microsoft dialog box would pop up and close the database .... etc, etc, round and round.
    So I figured that maybe I had missed an update or something, and went to the Office Update site. It said everything was OK, my Office was up to date. I then went to the Windows Update site and received the following reference to a Critical Update Q329450 (I have an HP Pavilion) published on Sept. 20, 2002 (didn't they have a reasonable beta of SP1 by then?). So being the way things were and were acting I just decided to "blow away" my C drive and start fresh with WinXP Pro and with OffXP.
    So, I've got the Default Font dropdown list back, a very fresh load of Pro, not Home, all patched up and ready to go.
    Thank you Wendell and David, for your time and beware the update demons.

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