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Old 10-31-2016, 09:43 AM
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I recently had to reinstall my OS (Win7 Pro) and MS Office 2010. When I open documents saved before reinstallation some fonts change. How do I recover the original fonts as I don't remember them?


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When you reinstall Windows & Office, all of the fonts that come with them get installed too. Printers sometimes come with additional installable fonts. The only fonts that you therefore wouldn't have are any that you installed separately, or were embedded in the files concerned. Neither Windows nor any of its applications can tell you anything about that. The only way to find out which fonts you might have used that aren't installed is to open and examine every file that this situation might apply to.
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Thanks for your reply. I believe the perceived change was due to operating system change (XP to Win7) coupled with a new graphics card that uses a different screen resolution. Changing the font and size has remedied the situation.
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At most, all you probably needed to do was change the zoom factor. Changing the font presumably means you're now using a different font that is unlikely to look the same as what you had before and changing the size affects page layout, printouts, etc. - not just what you see on screen.
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