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Winforms Report - Font All Messed Up on one computer.

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Hope you can help, I am desperate trying to go on vacation for first time in 3 years!

Have a winform program written in vb.net.  Very simple program, running fine on 12 computers.  Now all of a sudden on one of the computers when we go to print a report the fonts are all messed up.  Using basic Arial & Times New Roman.

Fonts work fine in MS Office etc.

I have:
1.  Removed & Reinstalled program
2.  Removed & Reinstalled fonts
3.  Removed & Reinstalled default printer.
4.  Installed alternate printer

All with no luck.

Thanks for the help.

Dewayne
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by:x77
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Arial & Times New Roman - are standar fonts, you do´nt need install it.

When mismatch font name then Gdi+ do´nt crash as vb6 do, it select a default font family.

Put some code to allow us detect where program fails.

You can also declare a LOGFONT class and use Font.ToLogFont to Know efective font.
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Thanks for your help.

I didn't install the fonts, I did a re-install in case of any corruption issues.  All programs printed fine using the fonts.  

After reinstalling the report viewer, I finally just gave up and did a system restore from a week ago and that seemed to clear it up.

Thanks for your input.
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Alternate solution, I was never really able to solve core issue but found work around.
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