To reduce the number of fonts installed using the Fonts utility in the Windows Control Panel:

  1. Choose Start > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Fonts icon.
  3. Select all of the fonts in the Fonts folder.
  4. Move the selected fonts to a temporary folder on the desktop.

    Note: Some fonts are required by Windows to function. You may not be able to move all of the fonts.

  5. Restart Windows.
  6. Try to re-create the problem in your application. If the problem occurs, it may be related to a font installed by Windows. If the problem doesn't occur, move a small group of fonts back into the Fonts folder, and then restart Windows.

    Note: For instructions on how to check font integrity, refer to document "Troubleshoot font problems (Windows)" (TechNote 328607).

  7. Try to re-create the problem in your application. If the problem occurs, remove some of the fonts from the Fonts folder. If the problem doesn't occur, add a few more fonts to the Fonts folder.
  8. Restart Windows.
  9. Repeat steps 7-8 until you isolate each problem font.
  10. Delete each problem font from the hard disk and reinstall it from its original disks or CD. If a font continues to cause problems after you reinstall it, then contact the font manufacturer for assistance.

To isolate fonts that are installed through a font utility, refer to the utility manufacturer's instructions.

The Adobe Captivate demonstration below illustrates how to reduce the number of active fonts. For more information about viewing this demo, see Viewing Adobe Captivate Demos in Knowledgebase Documents (TechNote kb403894).



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