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    Font Box/Format Menu (XP/ SP2)

    My question is about the font selection box on the formatting menu. When you click the box, it shows all the available fonts. A few are above the line and most are below. The ones above the line are those you have used.

    Here's my issue. I just used a couple of fonts for a one-time purpose. They are now above the line. I want to get rid of them, but I can't seem to find a way to do it. This is not the biggest problem in the world, but it is a small annoyance. Anybody got an idea?

    Thanks.

    Bob

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    Re: Font Box/Format Menu (XP/ SP2)

    I think this information is stored in the registry, in the Settings value in the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordDa ta key. This is a binary value that cannot easily be edited. You could delete the value (it will be recreated automatically), but that will also reset a lot of other Word settings.

    You can delete ALL recently used fonts from the list as follows:
    Create a text file with Notepad, and enter the following text in it:
    <code>
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordOp tions]
    "NoFontMRUList"="1"
    </code>
    Name this file FontMRUOff.reg.
    Open this file by double clicking. Confirm.
    Start Word. There will be no recently used fonts. Quit Word again.
    To start keeping track of fonts again, create another text file with the following contents:
    <code>
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordOp tions]
    "NoFontMRUList"="0"
    </code>
    Name this file FontMRUOn.reg.
    Open this file by double clicking. Confirm.
    Start Word. It will start keeping track of recently used fonts again.

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    Re: Font Box/Format Menu (XP/ SP2)

    Thanks for the response. I followed your directions to create the files using Notepad. I cut and pasted the text so I got it right. I ran the new files as directed and got a message that the registry was changed. But nothing affected Word, which continued to list the same fonts at all times.

    What went wrong?

    Bob

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    Re: Font Box/Format Menu (XP/ SP2)

    Did you try running the first file (off) but not the second? If you run the second one you would be back to where you started.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Font Box/Format Menu (XP/ SP2)

    I ran "off" and then opened Word. Nothing changed. I ran "on" and the same result. I then did the reverse, checking the font box after each try. No matter what I did, nothing changed. The font box remained as it was at all times.

    If running "on" will get back the fonts that I don't want, it doesn't help anyway. I would be happy to empty the box and then repopulate it with fewer fonts. I don't want a permanently empty font box.

    Bob

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    Re: Font Box/Format Menu (XP/ SP2)

    I don't know why it doesn't work for you. Unless someone else has a suggestion, I guess you'll have to live with this problem.

    (You could delete the Settings value in the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordDa ta key in the Windows registry, but as noted in my previous reply, that will delete other Word settings too.)

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