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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:29 am    Post subject: Newbie Reply with quote

When I type a quote character, I get a decimal instead.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this again...

My System:
GA7DX board/AMD xp1800+
512mb DDR 2100
XP Home/SP1
Microsoft Standard PS2 Keyboard
Regional Settings: ENGLISH (US)

The keyboard input
[Shift] + "
displays a decimal point instead of a Quotation mark.

Any insight?

This is a fresh install of Office... no tweaking.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before you get too excited about getting a reply on this thread, I only have more questions Sad Wink

jm wrote:
This is a fresh install of Office... no tweaking.

Does this mean the behaviour only occurs in OOo, you get a quote mark in other programs?
If so I'd check the "Issue Tracker (Formerly IssueZilla)" here: http://qa.openoffice.org/issue_handling/project_issues.html
to see if anyone else has the problem.

If it does occur in other programs then it would sound like "somewhere" in your regional, keyboard, or language settings, something is amiss with your keyboard layout - i.e. set to another layout or something?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

What Font are you using? If "no tweaking" I assume it's Thorndale. Try Times New Roman instead. Is the problem still there?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply's, James & Ian.

First, yes this the only program where the problem occurs.

I said "no tweaking" but in fact, I was using font "MS Sans Serif" instead of the default "Times New Roman".
I took your suggestion and tried "Times New Roman" and "Tahoma" and both of those worked correctly.
( I haven't tried all the rest, I have many, many fonts installed.)

So I guess I'll have to avoid using "MS Sans Serif"... although that seems a bit odd.

May be it's because M$ in in the font title and OOo is protesting... Very Happy

Thanks again for the help.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmmmm.

Can't say, really. I would expect weird things to happen if the font wasn't on the system (like say opening a document in TNR on a Linux system that doesn't have it) but not where the font is available on the system.

It woould certainly suggest that the font is not being made available to OOo, but can't say why. One quick test - if you log into XP as the Administrator, and run OOo, do you still get the problem?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:32 am    Post subject: Newbie Reply with quote

Yes, the behavior is the same under "Admin.".
However, so far, the problem seems to be with only this one font... which is easy to work around.

Thanks again for the help, Ian.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only wish I couldn't solve it - I'm stumped I'm afraid
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again for your help, Ian.

Just thought I'd add one more bit of info I've found.
First of all, my Font folder comes from 6 generations of computer upgrades spanning nearly 10 years, so I no longer have any Idea of their origins.

I found another font in my list named "Microsoft Sans Serif". (Note the mis behaving font is titled "MS Sans Serif".)
"Microsoft Sans Serif" works correctly, too, so I guess the mystery still lies in that one font.

Anyway, I'm enjoying getting to know OOo.
I'm sure I'll have other questions down the road.
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