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    Fonts In Reports (XP)

    I have just recently started using Access XP. I am using a 2000 database in it as other users in the office haven't yet been upgraded. The problem is that a number of fonts on a report appear to be different in XP than in 2000. The font files are definitely the same, assuming that I'm looking at the right ones. The problem appears to mainly affect labels/text boxes that have the Vertical property set to Yes. XP appears to be displaying bigger and in some cases different fonts to those selected.

    Does anyone have any ideas or experienced similar problems ?

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    Re: Fonts In Reports (XP)

    This sounds like a font substitution problem where the fonts being used don't exist on one system and do on another. Have you checked the fonts at the Windows level?
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    Re: Fonts In Reports (XP)

    Font substitution was the first thing that went through my mind. I checked one of the fonts between my new XP system and old W98/Office 2k system and the font file is the same. I'm using GarmdITC BkCn BT and Times New Roman and both have problems but it's only on Text Boxes and Labels that are Vertical where the problem exists.

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    Re: Fonts In Reports (XP)

    I just did the sensible(?) thing and created new Labels using the same font, GarmdITC BkCn BT, displaying one "normal" and the other Vertical. The font in the Vertical one looks completely different on my XP machine !! Another bug ?

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    Re: Fonts In Reports (XP)

    What operating system is each using, and what video card/driver? Things like this more often than not are OS or hardware related. I've been using Office XP for 18 months or more, and though I don't use vertical labels very often, have not seen any weirdities(sp?) with fonts. Has any one else out there seen the kind of problems Andy is describing?
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    Re: Fonts In Reports (XP)

    If a later version of Office or Windows installs *updated* versions of those fonts, you could very well see different results. We have seen some video oddities on WinXP machines running Access 97 databases where the fonts that print properly in reports when running on Win2k are truncated on WinXP machines as if the space available wasn't adequate, which suggests that the TrueType fonts may be either slightly different in WinXP or that they're interpreted differently by the video drivers for XP. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> We've seen forms rendered differently when run on XP as well, even at the same resolution.
    Charlotte

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