Microsoft KB Archive/256190

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Article ID: 256190

Article Last Modified on 3/9/2000


  • Microsoft Publisher 2000 Standard Edition

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When you type text in Microsoft Publisher 2000, select the text, and then change the font of the existing text, the text may vanish or be displayed as boxes or lines.


This behavior can occur if you typed the text in a symbol font.


If you must change text typed in a symbol font to a non-symbol font, you need to retype the affected text.

NOTE: This behavior does not occur if you type text in a non-symbol font, change the font to a symbol font, and then change the font back to a non-symbol font.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Publisher 2000.


This behavior has been reported with the following fonts. Other symbol fonts may also exhibit this behavior.

  • Marlette
  • MS Extra
  • MS Outlook
  • Symbol
  • Webdings
  • Wingdings

Additional query words: mspub pub2k 9.0 pub9 squares disappears gone missing

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