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Windows 7: MS Paint only displaying a limited number of fonts

03 Apr 2012   #1
Mark090

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 
MS Paint only displaying a limited number of fonts

When using MS Paint, only the fonts that start with "@" to the font "Kelt" are available for use. I have many more fonts installed than that. When I "hide" one of the fonts that are available, the next one alphabetically become available. What setting do I have to change to make all my fonts usable.

Edited to Add: I checked and the same problem exists in Wordpad also.

Is there ANY solution?


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10 Apr 2012   #2
Mark090

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 

Doesn't anybody have a solution? Or even a clue? I have 1600 fonts at my disposal yet am only able to use about 100 in MSPaint and MSWord. Is this a deliberate bug by Microsoft or what?
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10 Apr 2012   #3
xDeathSwitchx

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark090 View Post
Doesn't anybody have a solution? Or even a clue? I have 1600 fonts at my disposal yet am only able to use about 100 in MSPaint and MSWord. Is this a deliberate bug by Microsoft or what?
I don't have a solution but I opened it up and I have the same problem. So I think its just how the program is built. I'd suggest either GIMP (a free photo editor) or of course Photoshop. There is just so much more you can do :P

And I'm not sure about MSWord but there is a free software called OpenOffice.Org that's almost a duplicate of all the MS Office applications. I don't know for sure if it allows all fonts but I'd imagine it dose (;
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10 Apr 2012   #4
Influx

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Have a look at this article: Frequently encountered problems with fonts
Is it in all programs this issue occurs?
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11 Apr 2012   #5
Mark090

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 

I have looked at GIMP and Paint.net and it it is obvious that for a simple paint program they have suffered from extreme featuritis. They are way more complicated than I need or want. Also, some of the programs I use automatically use MSPaint for image editing. Plus MSPaint, for getting things done quickly, is the easy, quick and dirty solution.

And it is NOT the fonts themselves. They work in every other program EXCEPT MSPaint and MSWordpad so far as I know. Wordperfect, Editpad, Open Office, etc. are all able to use ALL the fonts.

You can't even ask Microsoft Support about this unless you PAY them...
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11 Apr 2012   #6
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

All the fonts I have installed show up in mspaint for me.
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Try Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
or
Repair Install
Jerry


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11 Apr 2012   #7
Mark090

Window 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sure, you may be able SEE them, but can you USE them? Sure by clicking SEE MORE FONTS it take me to the fonts folder but what then? I can either hide them or unhide them? Still they are totally unavailable in Paint or WordPad
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11 Apr 2012   #8
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

1,600 fonts? good lord I didn't even know Windows could support having all of those loaded in at the same time.
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11 Apr 2012   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mark090 View Post
Sure, you may be able SEE them, but can you USE them? Sure by clicking SEE MORE FONTS it take me to the fonts folder but what then? I can either hide them or unhide them? Still they are totally unavailable in Paint or WordPad
Yes I can use them all.
Jerry
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11 Apr 2012   #10
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

All 1,600? Even in Word?
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