Fonts problem in Office 2007 after update installation

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Hi community,

after installing some Microsoft and application updates, we suffer from a strange kind of displaying all the fonts throughtout Office and Internet Explorer.

The character and line spacing isn't correct anymore (see attached file).

We had this problem in the past under Windows XP and Office 2003, but don't know
exactly how we solved it. We guess it had something to do with the Internet Exporer.

Another information: Cleartype is off

Maybe somebody can help us.

Thank you.

Tommy Schweizer from Stuttgart, Germany
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Top Expert 2012

You can adjust some fonts settings with dialogue that opens with the small arrow at the bottom right of the Fonts (Basistext) group.

Paragraph settings such as line spacing can be modified from the Paragraph group. You can see both groups on the Format Text (Text formatieren) tab.
Top Expert 2012

You can change the defaults via Tools, Options, Mail Format tab, Stationery and Fonts... button.
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Note that you can also open the NormalEmail.dotm template in Word and change the settings there.

The file is usually here:

C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates\NormalEmail.dotm
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Thank you for the first answers, but these solutions don't solve the problem by the root.

We know how to change the defaults, but this is not the problem.
There is a possibility to change this behaviour in common because
it affects not only Word or Excel, it affects the whole system, like Cleartype.

It has to do with an update from Microsoft, probably an IE update.
Top Expert 2012

Sorry Tommy. I seem to have misunderstood the question, and I don't have an answer to a system-wide problem.

Incidentally, the wide line spacing is fairly obvious, but the problem with character spacing isn't clear. Can you explain it, please?

Are all fonts affected?
I think he want to say that the character spacing is more than what is need. If that's the problem there is a solution .

If u are using microsoft word  or outlook the method is same just select all the document content and right click ->fonts->advanced change spacing to normal.

For the Paragraph spacing select the document content right click and select paragraph and select indents and spacing and change line spacing according to ur need.

For internet explorer please post the screenshot of the problem plus the version of internet explorer.
Ok, we found the solution.

The font "Arial" was deleted from the system. How this could happen is unexplainable.
But after copying the font from the Windows 7 CD-Rom, everything is fine again.

It would be interesting what update or program operation has triggered such
a stupid delete process because Arial is absolutely essential.

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