Access 2007 font size increases on my Windows 7 computer


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David-W-Fenton

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I'm running into the same problem as this guy:
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/35867819/my-access-2007-
database-does-not-display-correctly-in-windows-7.aspx

I have an access 2007 app/DB that looks fine in XP, but on my Win7
machine all the fonts look 1 size too large. Things don't fit
right.

I don't have settings that I know about on my machine to increase
font sizes by default and everything I've found in terms of
windows settings are all set to normal font, 100%.

What font are you using?
 
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James A. Fortune

I'm running into the same problem as this guy:http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/aspnet/35867819/my-access-2007-da...

I have an access 2007 app/DB that looks fine in XP, but on my Win7
machine all the fonts look 1 size too large.  Things don't fit right.

I don't have settings that I know about on my machine to increase font
sizes by default and everything I've found in terms of windows
settings are all set to normal font, 100%.

Any help?


This is a shot in the dark.

Try:

Writing DPI Aware Applications.xps:

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=129588

That XPS document can be read on an XP system. See:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-is-the-XPS-Viewer

Incorrect font size is one of several typical High DPI problems.
Perhaps lower the DPI setting (see the XPS document).

Note: DPI Virtualization is considered by Microsoft to be a stop-gap
measure rather than a solution -- from PDC 08 Session PC04 - Windows
7: Writing Your Application to Shine on Modern Graphics Hardware -
DirectX for mainstream applications (Anantha Kancherla)

James A. Fortune
(e-mail address removed)
 
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I think the problem is that the font specified is not installed on the Windows 7 machine. For example, if you are using MS Sans Serif in Windows XP, Access will not recognise the font because Microsoft have helpfully changed the font name in Windows 7. To remedy, install the original font on the target machine....
 

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