Arial Font promblem in  Excel.

Posted on 2005-05-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-03

One of our user have problem in printing Excel using Arial Font. When he print any document using  Arial font, he is getting blank page print only but if he use any other font he can get the print.  He is using HP LasterJet 1200 Printer in network.  I reinstalled printer and MS Office. He has P4/1.7 Ghz, 128 MB RAM, Win 98/Office 2000.

He can print Arial font using MS Word. I checked virus also and reinstalled printer connection.

Please help.

Thanks & Regards
Question by:pvcdm
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    Expert Comment

    Use Tahoma or Verdna instead.
    LVL 23

    Expert Comment

    What about times new roman as I think Arial and Times new roman are the standard ones arent they ?
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    Accepted Solution

    The font may have become corrupted, or your user's computer may have associated a replacement font for arial in the registry, but the replacement font may not be working on their computer.

    Try uninstalling the Arial font, and then re-installing it from another computer. To uninstall it, I suggest you use a font management program like FontThing (, and then reinstall from the Office CD or by copying over another computer's Arial font files (at the least, arial.ttf, arialbi.ttf, and arialbd.ttf).


    Author Comment

    Hi LHerrou,

    Thanks lot.
    but still i have some probem. If i want to BOLD letters to print using Arial font with "B" from Tool bar i could not get print, but if i use Arial Rounded MT Bold i can.

    any solution please

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    Expert Comment

    There are two ways that a font can be bold - if there isn't an actual font file for the bolded version of the font, windows will try to display it by adjusting the existing regular version, but the better of the two is when there is an actual font file for the bold version of the font - which is the case for Arial. You may not have fixed or copied over that version (that should be called arialbd.ttf), and Windows goes looking for it when printing, doesn't find it, so doesn't print.

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