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Choosing Fonts in WP 5.1

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I am trying to help a friend out.  He can't choose anything besides Arial fonts in WP 5.1 ( for windows ).

He inherited an old 386 from a friend.  It runs Windows 3.1 and came with a copy of WP 5.1.   He went out and bought a nice HP LaserJet color printer.

After much trouble ( wiping the hard drive & reinstalling everything ) we got WP 5.1 to accept the new print driver
( it was holding onto the old one the previous owner had ).

Even now when you go to File| Select Printer it will only work with the WP radio button checked.

The problem is his only font choices are Arial.  He is computer semi-literate and my experience with win3.1 is limited.

Looking at some help files it said that to get other fonts we had to "choose a cartridge" by going to File|Select Printer and then choosing some option.

First time we tried this it didn't work.  Then that option was disabled so we coldn't repeat our attempts.

Is there any way out of this.  Can we make that old copy of  WP 5.1 for windows use,display, and print Times New Roman fonts?

Steve
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You need to download soft fonts to the printer if they are not resident. Hit Shift-F7, then S, 3, 4, choose Soft Fonts. Shift-8 will select the fonts you want to download. I believe you can download up to 350k. Hit F7 after you are done to exit. To select your Base Font, hit Ctrl-F8, then select 4. Set this to the font you want to use.
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Your instructions didn't work.  This is a windows version of wp, not the dos ( which was probally better).  I did try them.  Its not your fault.  I just looked at his pc and it is wp 5.2 not 5.1.  Mentioning "soft cartridge" fonts gave me the idea to try that in file|select printer| set up.  

That worked well enough for me to get him about 4 more fonts
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Your instructions didn't work.  This is a windows version of wp, not the dos ( which was probally better).  I did try them.  Its not your fault.  I just looked at his pc and it is wp 5.2 not 5.1.  Mentioning "soft cartridge" fonts gave me the idea to try that in file|select printer| set up.  

That worked well enough for me to get him about 4 more fonts

There werent really any choices beyond courier, gothic, times new roman, & university.
Are there more?

In file|select printer|  there are two radio buttons.  One for the wp5.2 print driver and one for the windows print driver.   Every time we try to select the windows print driver we get an error message saying the printer information can't be updated, possilbly to a lack of memory.

Is this error message correct.  He is running WP 5.2 ( for windows , in win3.1 ) on a 386.
File Manager said his C drive has 19,744 KB free.

If it is a memory problem I'll give you the points.  If its not and you can tell me how to switch to the windows print driver in wp5.2, possibly to get more fonts I'll give you the points

Thanks again for the help
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Your instructions didn't work.  This is a windows version of wp, not the dos ( which was probally better).  I did try them.  Its not your fault.  I just looked at his pc and it is wp 5.2 not 5.1.  Mentioning "soft cartridge" fonts gave me the idea to try that in file|select printer| set up.  

That worked well enough for me to get him about 4 more fonts

There werent really any choices beyond courier, gothic, times new roman, & university.
Are there more?

In file|select printer|  there are two radio buttons.  One for the wp5.2 print driver and one for the windows print driver.   Every time we try to select the windows print driver we get an error message saying the printer information can't be updated, possilbly to a lack of memory.

Is this error message correct.  He is running WP 5.2 ( for windows , in win3.1 ) on a 386.
File Manager said his C drive has 19,744 KB free.

If it is a memory problem I'll give you the points.  If its not and you can tell me how to switch to the windows print driver in wp5.2, possibly to get more fonts I'll give you the points

Thanks again for the help
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