Fonts - signature font lost in list of fonts

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Ryka, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Ryka

    Ryka Guest

    In the list for fonts to be used for New Mail, the signature font choice is
    now missing. Is there a way to update font choices or download new ones? At
    the end of my e-mail message it was nice to use the signature font for my
    name - but now it's gone and I miss it. Any and all help is appreciated.
     
    Ryka, Dec 25, 2008
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  2. Ryka

    VistaRookie Guest

    Control Panel->Fonts.
    Verify it is truly missing.

    If truly missing:
    Use system file checker to replace the font from your
    installation CD/DVD. Open a Command Prompt Window
    (Start->Programs) type SFC /scannow. Then press enter.

    You realize, whatever font you use, it has to be on the
    recipient's computer, or they will not see it? It is only
    safe to choose from a handful of fonts.
     
    VistaRookie, Dec 26, 2008
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  3. Ryka

    Ryka Guest

    The font is missing from Control Panel > Fonts. I don't have an installation
    CD/DVD, as this is an OEM version that came with the computer. I just cannot
    figure out why it disappeared (and it's always a font you want that
    disappears, right?). So, there is no way to download new fonts from
    Windows/Microsoft? I checked the available downloads and the only ones I
    could find were for XP/Outlook Express and none of them work on
    Vista/Windows Mail.
     
    Ryka, Dec 28, 2008
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  4. Ryka

    VistaRookie Guest

    Never had to replace any fonts....
    First I read this:
    jeffmilner.com » Blog Archive » Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack:
    'jeffmilner.com » Blog Archive » Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack'
    (http://tinyurl.com/94894u)

    He says, Cnv.exe contains the Vista Fonts.
    Then searching Microsoft...cnv.exe can be downloaded.
    Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    2007 File Formats:
    'Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    2007 File Formats'
    (http://www.microsoft.com/nz/office/preview/beta/converter.mspx)

    Hope that works for you.
     
    VistaRookie, Dec 28, 2008
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  5. Ryka

    Ryka Guest

    The compatibility packs are good for Office but they don't apply to Mail.
    Thanks for trying to help me.
     
    Ryka, Dec 28, 2008
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  6. Ryka

    VistaRookie Guest

    ALL Vista fonts are usable in every Windows application
    MS Office, Internet Explorer, Windows Mail, WordPad, etc
    You can also use any fonts from XP as well (or even othe
    versions of Windows). Vista is backwards compatible

    True Type Fonts (TTF
    Open Type Fonts(OTC
    bitmapped font

    What is the name of the font you need? It may not b
    included that Office pack. There is no font calle
    signature font that comes with Vista
     
    VistaRookie, Dec 28, 2008
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  7. Ryka

    Ryka Guest

    There is no signature font in Vista? I was using what was called "Signature"
    for several months until, after an update, it disappeared. Hmmmmm - Well, if
    Signature doesn't exist then I guess I'll no longer be able to "sign my
    name" at the end of an e-mail. I tried to install some XP fonts but was
    unable to do it - guess I'll have to try again (I did look up the
    instructions for adding fonts and perhaps I originally missed a step). I
    couldn't find the font in MS Office Power Point Viewer 2007. Again, thanks
    for trying.
     
    Ryka, Dec 29, 2008
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  8. Ryka

    VistaRookie Guest

    Just guessing? But what it sounds like, since yo
    had a signature for your emails, that you simpl
    called a file "signature?

    When you open up Windows Mail->Tools->Options
    Signature Tab. Do you have a path at the ver
    bottom of the Tab? (You may have called i
    signature.htm) - if you do, open up that file wit
    notepad and see if you designated a font style

    Or maybe just explain exactly how you were gettin
    your signature into Windows Mail. Was there an
    image/logo along with your signature

    Also, if you can identify what font you had for you
    signature, you can look at all of them in Contro
    Panel->Fonts to see what each one looks like
    Quite possible you might pick a different font. An
    can be used to make a signature
     
    VistaRookie, Dec 29, 2008
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  9. Ryka

    Ryka Guest

    Since the signature font disappeared from the font list (Control Panel >
    Fonts), I'll just use another font to act as a signature (something
    different than the message font).
    I checked the signature Tab but I have never put a signature in there. There
    was no logo or image.

    Again, thank you for trying to help. I'll just switch to a different
    available font as a signature.
     
    Ryka, Dec 29, 2008
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