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Wingdings font wont print out (acc97)

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Hi,
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?
thanks
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by:jacy_m
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btw the character I need is a filled in black square
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it will not print from a report either
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by:drivers
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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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by:jacy_m
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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
http://www.pbase.com/image/2385266/original

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

thanks
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by:jacy_m
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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
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by:jacy_m
ID: 7061250
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.
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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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