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    Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    on a new install on the weekly and daily printouts I get a weird font under dates See attached. Any suggestions??? I put this in outlook, but it may not be getting enought views for an answer. Thanks
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    How many fonts do you have installed on your system (I've seen weird things happen when you get 1000 or more fonts)? I'm running Office XP with Outlook 2002 and don't get the weird date and symbols - I get Monday instead.
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    Approx 800 fonts.
    Windows explorer xp on my machine doesn't show number of files and mb like it did on my old win2000 machine. So I can't give you an exact number
    I spoke with Microsoft, and my removing lanugage fonts under control panel language the print preview is now fine but when you print it again does it.
    Just cured the print preview Go figure
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    Could be a printer driver issue. We've seen this kind of thing with postscript printers on XP. Getting the latest driver for XP fixed it.

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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    No I don't think so, same on an inkjet printer and on a laser printer with very different drivers.
    Also when I removed the international fonts this disappeared on the print preview but still shows on the hard copy print out.
    Microsoft elevated it to a level II
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    Just in case you didn't check the setting, see also <!post=this post,251214>this post<!/post> as a possible source of the problem.
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    Yes I saw it, checked it and added a reply, All okay and correct. No help with problem
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    I don't recall, did you try closing Outlook, then in the Start, Run box, entering this line, including the quotes and editing the path if necessary, then click OK?

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice 10OUTLOOK.EXE" /cleanviews
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    No, but just tried it now, still same problem. Microsoft Tier2 said that it was arabic underneathm but not the right word for may. Both they and I think, it is in the registry where the right to left fonts are earmarked. Even though they are uninstalled something weird about the right to left fonts that were installed with a complete cd install.
    They may try to create a new xp profile, but they are working on it, but no very successful so far, more trial and error than really knowing where the kink is.
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    As an aside, you CAN see the number of files in a folder under Windows Explorer XP...you'll need to click "View|Status Bar". However, this preference setting is not "sticky"...you'll need to re-select it every time you re-open Explorer. Alternatively, just right-click on a folder and select "Properties"...this will show, among other things, the number of files and MB.

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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    Ethan:
    Thanks, but I can't believe that it is not sticky or that you can't change the registration setting to stick. Why do I get the feeling that XP is worse than windows 2000???
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    If I follow your earlier question, when you are in the XP Control Panel, Fonts Dialog, select View | Status Bar. The status bar will appear at the bottom of the dialog and will tell you the number of fonts.
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    Fonts 881; But this is not a font number issue. The added line in outlook is an Arabic date print. When I create a new windows user account and have outlook start up this dissappears. Microsoft says this is a registry issue, but it could be anywhere in the registry, Now that is organization for you.
    I am going to wait on the new office and do another install and hope it dissappears like it does with a new windows profile.
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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    The Arab word for "May" in my Arab dictionary looks pretty exactly like what shows in your screenshot.

    Have you checked in "Office Tools > Microsoft Office language settings" if you have inadvertently installed support for Arabic?
    *Somewhere* Outlook must have gotten the idea that you are interested in seeing the date in Arabic.

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    Re: Outlook calendar has Weird Double Dates (Office XP sp2)

    Yes you are correct that it is arabic, and something in the complete install of office triggered it, maybe support of R to left fonts in the internet explorer, but only English is installed in offic elanguage settings, an dif install arabic and uninstall it, does not correct the situation. Some registry setting needs to be changed. If do a new weindows account and then let outlook sort of reinstall okay.
    I have been toying with uninstalling outlook only and reinstalling it but I think the sr2 will become aproblem on reinstall of outlook from the office non sr2 discs.
    Jerome

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