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By Jaimo.87
#300355
Hi,
First time posting.
I have this strange issue with ArchiCAD 20. My text is shown as the attached. I've tried restarting, shutting down etc. But every time I open a new session, same deal with my text. It's currently not set to a strange font "Arial Narrow".
Strange thing is, if I open the same session on my work PC, text is normal.

Any feedback would be very handy.

Cheers,
Last edited by Jaimo.87 on Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By Barry Kelly
#300359
When you see the font name in square brackets, it means that you do not have that particular font installed on your machine.
Archicad will then substitute a default font in its place (usually Arial), but it still remembers the original font so when you return to a machine that does have it installed all will be good again.

Barry.
By Jaimo.87
#300361
Barry Kelly wrote:When you see the font name in square brackets, it means that you do not have that particular font installed on your machine.
Archicad will then substitute a default font in its place (usually Arial), but it still remembers the original font so when you return to a machine that does have it installed all will be good again.

Barry.
Thanks Barry, How would I go about adding the font to my machine? Is it in ArchiCAD or my windows 10 install?
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By Barry Kelly
#300362
Archicad just uses the fonts installed on your Windows operating system.
So you will need to install the font in Windows.
You should be able to copy it from the work machine and paste it into the WINDOWS> FONTS folder on your home machine.
Or maybe you can download it from the web somewhere.
Arial Narrow is usually a default font I thought but maybe I am mistaken.
Arial definitely is.


Barry.
By Jaimo.87
#300415
Hi Barry,
Thanks for that. I was able to copy over the Fonts and it is now working normally.

Thanks heaps for you help!
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By Barry Kelly
#300420
Jaimo.87 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 am
Hi Barry,
Thanks for that. I was able to copy over the Fonts and it is now working normally.

Thanks heaps for you help!
No problem.
An invoice is in the mail. :lol:

Barry.