Re: MACOS X TIGER ~~ FINALLY GOT WORD TO WORK WITHOUT FONT PROBLEMS :))) !!!!!
- From: "John McGhie [MVP - Word and Word Macintosh]" <john@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 21:43:14 +1000
Well, we think the fix Scott came up with was a bit of a false dawn. It
worked for a while then went sour on him.
The best guess I have at the moment is that it's Apple's ATSUI that's
causing the problem. Apple has apparently put out several updates, and they
haven't seemed to entirely fix the issue. Please don't quote me on that:
personally, I can't see how ATSUI could cause it, or rather, could be the
only cause of it.
Basically, the fix everyone is discussing is: delete both the System and
Microsoft font caches, then power-off restart the system to trigger a
Holding your fonts installed below 500 seems to help (or rather: the issue
seems impossible to solve if there are more than 500 fonts installed).
Chances are, if you can live with only a hundred or so fonts, the issue
won't occur. Some users never get it at all. It does not occur on Jaguar
On 15/9/05 1:14 AM, in article AeG.1vcuhy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "AeG"
> I'm having the same !@#$!* problem, could not understand what it is
> that you did to fix it.
> Could you list it again, step-by-step, super clearly so the non-tech
> types can replicate?
> I'd appreciate it SO much!!
Please reply to the newsgroup to maintain the thread. Please do not email
me unless I ask you to.
John McGhie <john@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Microsoft MVP, Word and Word for Macintosh. Consultant Technical Writer
Sydney, Australia +61 4 1209 1410
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