MS Word font size problem

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Any one has idea why in my MS Word XP, the font size is 12 but when I printed, the size on printed paper looks like 10 and 12? Where in MS Word can I verify if it really is 12?

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Not sure, but you could try printing off a size 12 from wordpad just to double check that its not just your eye playing tricks on you! Also check you zoom in word, you could have it magnefied. Scan in a segment of that printoff, I am slightly confused by what you mean "10 and 12"
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I did try that. Printing from another file even in MS Word will print with the correct font size. However, it seemed that this problem only occurs in one paticular file that I'm trying to print. The paragraph's texts is 12 when I highlight the whole paragraph but when it prints on the paper, the font size are only 10 not 12 as was shown in the MS Word.

Many thanks for the response!

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hrm, what happens if you copy just that paragraph into a new document and print?
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If I copy that pargraph to a new document then it prints fine in the font that it suppose to in the MS Word.

Any idea? I'm guessing that perhaps it could be a script or some options hiding in MS Word to resize the font when it prints.

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you could try copying the whole document if you still need to print it, I have no idea but it definatly sounds like a microshaft bug
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Hi,

A handy little gadget you can pick up is a Font Type Scale. Its a plastic measurement tool you hold over the capital letter of any type and it will tell you what its exact point size it. The same tool will measure:

Inches
Picas
Point Rules
Points
Leading and
Centimetres


Its very handy especially if you need to recreate something from a hard copy.


Hope that helps.
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I don't think it's a Microsoft bug because this only happen on this particular file. If I copy the whole texts to a new document. It would still do the same thing. It sounds like something is hiding in those texts and I couldn't figure what.

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Another suggestion is to cut whatever text you want and then open Wordpad and go to Edit > Paste Special > Unformatted Text

That will remove any font history, then you can select the text and paste back into MS Word and format the text again as you want.

Hope that helps,

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I know that will work. The hesitation is, I'll loose all the format and this file is over 70 pages long. I don't want to redo all the format.

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isn't there a way to show hidden characters? like paragraphs etc? maybe there is something lurking there.
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I don't know.

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yes there is, it is a weird shaped button in MS Word - its function is to "show/hide" - on mine its next to the screen view percentage selector.
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Yes, I saw that. That only show the paragraph, spaces, and tabs. It doesn't show anything about the font size.

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just wanted to check all possibilities! this is one odd thing!

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