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Excel locks up computer when new FONT is Selected

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by JRWithers, Jan 20, 2002.

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  1. JRWithers

    JRWithers Thread Starter

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    I'm using Win98se with Office 2000. When I select a new font in Excel / Front Page the computer locks up or I get a Blue Sceen error. This doesn't happen in Word /Powerpoint / Publisher. When I loaded Office 2k I selected " Run all from Computer." I have 10gig WD, 256 Ram, witha K6-2/450.

    UPDATE TO PROBLEM: I have a PC-Chips motherboard (M599LRM) witha SIS530 Video chip. The replys sent me looking for possible udated driver to the SIS chip. I found a driver at the SIS site, downloaded it. the problems in Excel / Frontpage went aaway. The answers I received got me thinking about drivers and bad video chips - the fonts in Excel would work when the SIS video driver was disabled. Many thanks for the replys.
     
  2. Anne Troy

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    Weird, JR. But welcome to TSG anyway!

    Only thing I can think is that you've got a corrupt font.

    Do this and let me know. Open Excel while holding down the left shift key and double-clicking the icon.

    Test it. Let me know.
     
  3. emusum

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    Can you confirm whether or not it happens with all fonts, or just one? I had a similar problem in an earlier version of Excel that was the result of the video card/driver.
     
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