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Ext User(Tom)
01-06-2007, 08:43 PM
WinXP Pro SP2

I had a tech support guy tell me that my Tahoma fonts 'might' be messed up.
So he proceeded to 'update' the Tahoma.ttf and the Tahoma (True Type).ttf
fonts (evidently). He also changed the Desktop font properties from Normal
to Large and rebooted. Then, he says he changed the Large to Normal back
(which I've verified).

Problem: The fonts (text, not icons) of the Desktop icons are 'appearing
bold' all the time and when in Outlook 2003 my 'read' messages have the same
'font/boldness' as my unread messages. This seems like a 'simple' change but
I'm not too sure what to change.

Ideas, suggestions and directions appreciated.
TIA!!!

Ext User(Tony Luxton)
01-06-2007, 10:23 PM
Hi Tom,

Go to Display Properties and select the "Appearance" tab.
Click "Advanced".
Under "Item", select "Icon".
In the bottom right-hand corner, click the "Bold" button (it toggles bold
type on and off).

HTH Tony.

"Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9066550C-82F0-42DD-B56D-3597235B8AF2@microsoft.com...
> WinXP Pro SP2
>
> I had a tech support guy tell me that my Tahoma fonts 'might' be messed
> up.
> So he proceeded to 'update' the Tahoma.ttf and the Tahoma (True Type).ttf
> fonts (evidently). He also changed the Desktop font properties from
> Normal
> to Large and rebooted. Then, he says he changed the Large to Normal back
> (which I've verified).
>
> Problem: The fonts (text, not icons) of the Desktop icons are 'appearing
> bold' all the time and when in Outlook 2003 my 'read' messages have the
> same
> 'font/boldness' as my unread messages. This seems like a 'simple' change
> but
> I'm not too sure what to change.
>
> Ideas, suggestions and directions appreciated.
> TIA!!!

Ext User(Tom)
01-06-2007, 11:13 PM
Tony,
Thanks for your suggestion. I'm still looking for the solution as the
Icon&Bold combination didn't work. I still see the same info in the same
font.
Got any other ideas as I DO appreciate your suggestions. [The "Bold" button
wasn't 'on'.]

"Tony Luxton" wrote:

> Hi Tom,
>
> Go to Display Properties and select the "Appearance" tab.
> Click "Advanced".
> Under "Item", select "Icon".
> In the bottom right-hand corner, click the "Bold" button (it toggles bold
> type on and off).
>
> HTH Tony.
>
> "Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9066550C-82F0-42DD-B56D-3597235B8AF2@microsoft.com...
> > WinXP Pro SP2
> >
> > I had a tech support guy tell me that my Tahoma fonts 'might' be messed
> > up.
> > So he proceeded to 'update' the Tahoma.ttf and the Tahoma (True Type).ttf
> > fonts (evidently). He also changed the Desktop font properties from
> > Normal
> > to Large and rebooted. Then, he says he changed the Large to Normal back
> > (which I've verified).
> >
> > Problem: The fonts (text, not icons) of the Desktop icons are 'appearing
> > bold' all the time and when in Outlook 2003 my 'read' messages have the
> > same
> > 'font/boldness' as my unread messages. This seems like a 'simple' change
> > but
> > I'm not too sure what to change.
> >
> > Ideas, suggestions and directions appreciated.
> > TIA!!!
>
>
>

Ext User(Tony Luxton)
02-06-2007, 03:49 AM
Hi Tom,

On the "Appearance" tab, click "Effects" and un-tick "Use the following
method to smooth edges of screen fonts" - does that do it?

HTH Tony.

"Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B165932E-CDA8-4553-BA1E-95481CE85ACC@microsoft.com...
> Tony,
> Thanks for your suggestion. I'm still looking for the solution as the
> Icon&Bold combination didn't work. I still see the same info in the same
> font.
> Got any other ideas as I DO appreciate your suggestions. [The "Bold"
> button
> wasn't 'on'.]
>
> "Tony Luxton" wrote:
>
>> Hi Tom,
>>
>> Go to Display Properties and select the "Appearance" tab.
>> Click "Advanced".
>> Under "Item", select "Icon".
>> In the bottom right-hand corner, click the "Bold" button (it toggles bold
>> type on and off).
>>
>> HTH Tony.
>>
>> "Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9066550C-82F0-42DD-B56D-3597235B8AF2@microsoft.com...
>> > WinXP Pro SP2
>> >
>> > I had a tech support guy tell me that my Tahoma fonts 'might' be messed
>> > up.
>> > So he proceeded to 'update' the Tahoma.ttf and the Tahoma (True
>> > Type).ttf
>> > fonts (evidently). He also changed the Desktop font properties from
>> > Normal
>> > to Large and rebooted. Then, he says he changed the Large to Normal
>> > back
>> > (which I've verified).
>> >
>> > Problem: The fonts (text, not icons) of the Desktop icons are
>> > 'appearing
>> > bold' all the time and when in Outlook 2003 my 'read' messages have the
>> > same
>> > 'font/boldness' as my unread messages. This seems like a 'simple'
>> > change
>> > but
>> > I'm not too sure what to change.
>> >
>> > Ideas, suggestions and directions appreciated.
>> > TIA!!!
>>
>>
>>

Ext User(Tony Luxton)
02-06-2007, 03:57 AM
Hi Tom,

On the "Appearance" tab, click "Effects" and un-tick "Use the following
method to smooth edges of screen fonts" - does that do it? (BTW, the font
size is 8 pt by default).

HTH Tony.

"Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B165932E-CDA8-4553-BA1E-95481CE85ACC@microsoft.com...
> Tony,
> Thanks for your suggestion. I'm still looking for the solution as the
> Icon&Bold combination didn't work. I still see the same info in the same
> font.
> Got any other ideas as I DO appreciate your suggestions. [The "Bold"
> button
> wasn't 'on'.]
>
> "Tony Luxton" wrote:
>
>> Hi Tom,
>>
>> Go to Display Properties and select the "Appearance" tab.
>> Click "Advanced".
>> Under "Item", select "Icon".
>> In the bottom right-hand corner, click the "Bold" button (it toggles bold
>> type on and off).
>>
>> HTH Tony.
>>
>> "Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9066550C-82F0-42DD-B56D-3597235B8AF2@microsoft.com...
>> > WinXP Pro SP2
>> >
>> > I had a tech support guy tell me that my Tahoma fonts 'might' be messed
>> > up.
>> > So he proceeded to 'update' the Tahoma.ttf and the Tahoma (True
>> > Type).ttf
>> > fonts (evidently). He also changed the Desktop font properties from
>> > Normal
>> > to Large and rebooted. Then, he says he changed the Large to Normal
>> > back
>> > (which I've verified).
>> >
>> > Problem: The fonts (text, not icons) of the Desktop icons are
>> > 'appearing
>> > bold' all the time and when in Outlook 2003 my 'read' messages have the
>> > same
>> > 'font/boldness' as my unread messages. This seems like a 'simple'
>> > change
>> > but
>> > I'm not too sure what to change.
>> >
>> > Ideas, suggestions and directions appreciated.
>> > TIA!!!
>>
>>
>>

Ext User(Tom)
02-06-2007, 06:14 AM
Hi Tony,
Well, we're both still searching for a solution. I was told that I might
want to consider reinstalling the fonts from my original WindowsXP Pro CD. I
still have this and I'll be taking the CD home this weekend for the specific
task. Now, this is assuming that the Tahoma (or whatever) fonts have been
'switched/corrupted/whatever'

I normally don't do anything with my original OS CD. Do you have any idea
on how to do this? I'll check the MS site also.

Other ideas/direction?

"Tony Luxton" wrote:

> Hi Tom,
>
> On the "Appearance" tab, click "Effects" and un-tick "Use the following
> method to smooth edges of screen fonts" - does that do it? (BTW, the font
> size is 8 pt by default).
>
> HTH Tony.
>
> "Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:B165932E-CDA8-4553-BA1E-95481CE85ACC@microsoft.com...
> > Tony,
> > Thanks for your suggestion. I'm still looking for the solution as the
> > Icon&Bold combination didn't work. I still see the same info in the same
> > font.
> > Got any other ideas as I DO appreciate your suggestions. [The "Bold"
> > button
> > wasn't 'on'.]
> >
> > "Tony Luxton" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Tom,
> >>
> >> Go to Display Properties and select the "Appearance" tab.
> >> Click "Advanced".
> >> Under "Item", select "Icon".
> >> In the bottom right-hand corner, click the "Bold" button (it toggles bold
> >> type on and off).
> >>
> >> HTH Tony.
> >>
> >> "Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:9066550C-82F0-42DD-B56D-3597235B8AF2@microsoft.com...
> >> > WinXP Pro SP2
> >> >
> >> > I had a tech support guy tell me that my Tahoma fonts 'might' be messed
> >> > up.
> >> > So he proceeded to 'update' the Tahoma.ttf and the Tahoma (True
> >> > Type).ttf
> >> > fonts (evidently). He also changed the Desktop font properties from
> >> > Normal
> >> > to Large and rebooted. Then, he says he changed the Large to Normal
> >> > back
> >> > (which I've verified).
> >> >
> >> > Problem: The fonts (text, not icons) of the Desktop icons are
> >> > 'appearing
> >> > bold' all the time and when in Outlook 2003 my 'read' messages have the
> >> > same
> >> > 'font/boldness' as my unread messages. This seems like a 'simple'
> >> > change
> >> > but
> >> > I'm not too sure what to change.
> >> >
> >> > Ideas, suggestions and directions appreciated.
> >> > TIA!!!
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
>

Ext User(Tony Luxton)
02-06-2007, 10:24 AM
Yep, that'll work if your present font is corrupt. It's in the \i386 folder
on the CD. It's compressed and has the name tahoma.tt_. Use the "expand"
command.

HTH Tony.

"Tom" <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FF3C746A-2C63-4B9C-840C-19C0F3F971A1@microsoft.com...
> Hi Tony,
> Well, we're both still searching for a solution. I was told that I might
> want to consider reinstalling the fonts from my original WindowsXP Pro CD.
> I
> still have this and I'll be taking the CD home this weekend for the
> specific
> task. Now, this is assuming that the Tahoma (or whatever) fonts have been
> 'switched/corrupted/whatever'
>
> I normally don't do anything with my original OS CD. Do you have any idea
> on how to do this? I'll check the MS site also.
>
> Other ideas/direction?
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