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Wingdings font wont print out (acc97)

I have a textbox on a form with the font set to Wing dings and the control source set to "=n ". When I go to print preview it doesnt get displayed, and it doesnt print either.

I changed the font to Arial and it displayed in print preview and printed fine. I changed it back to Wing dings and tried a different character but it still wont print.

Wingdings prints ok in a label, but I cant get the text box to print.

Suggestions anyone?
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jacy_mAuthor Commented:
btw the character I need is a filled in black square
jacy_mAuthor Commented:
it will not print from a report either
Which wingdings u are using?, i hv tried with wingdings, wingdings2 and 3 and it does work both on form and print preview. Make sure the fonts type are present under Windows, control panel, fonts.

just for curosity why u r using such fonts?

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jacy_mAuthor Commented:
I checked my control panel and I do have Wingdings installed. I am trying to use the first version of it.

I am using Wingdings because I need to make a solid square block, based on a certain condition. Eg the control source of the text field is set to
=IIf([field]=1,"n ","")

The form I am producing looks like

When I print this form, everything comes out fine except for the coloured in squares. But the legend up the top also uses Wingdings character "n" but it is in a label instead of a textbox and these print fine...

Perhaps it is my printer? I can email you an exact copy of a form I am trying which doesnt work...
What OS are you using also? Im using win2k

jacy_mAuthor Commented:
ok weird, I made a brand new form and put a Wingdings "n" in a textbox and it works. I go back to my old form and print preview and it doesnt work...
I can send you both forms if that would help
jacy_mAuthor Commented:
oh god, how painful did finding out the answer to this want to be:
here is the reason. The textbox size just cropped off the slightest bit of the character, and apparently you can display 99% of the character but you cant print 99% of a character. Its the whole character or nothing at all.
I reduced the font size of the character and it prints fine now.
125 points refunded, question closed and moved to our PAQ at zero points.  Thanks for posting the solution you implemented, jacy_m.
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