Microsoft KB Archive/169330

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Article ID: 169330

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

This article was previously published under Q169330


You may not be able to select TrueType fonts in WordPad or Microsoft Word, even though you can select TrueType fonts in Microsoft Excel, and you can view TrueType fonts in your Fonts folder.


The default printer is set to a printer that does not support TrueType fonts (such as the Generic/Text Only printer).


To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Printers.
  2. If you already have another printer installed that supports TrueType fonts, use the right mouse button to click the printer, and then click Set As Default.
  3. If you do not have another printer installed that supports TrueType fonts, double-click Add New Printer to install the driver for your printer. Follow the instructions on the screen to install the printer.


Microsoft Word and WordPad check the capabilities of the default printer to determine how to display the document as it will be printed. Microsoft Excel does not limit the fonts that can be selected because many customers use Microsoft Excel to view and manipulate spreadsheets without printing.

Additional query words: disappear invisible programs true type

Keywords: kbenv kbprb kbprint KB169330