Windows 10: Bullet Points Don't Display Correctly (Corrupt Font? Solved

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  1. Posts : 8,341
    Windows 10 Professional
       10 Nov 2015 #11

    Do Alt codes work in Office?

    Alt + 7
    ◘ Alt + 8
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  2. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       10 Nov 2015 #12

    I've attempted to replace the font myself. The font just numbers, presumably because you can't replace it while it is in use. Perhaps starting Windows with Advanced Options and opening command prompt then replacing the font in Command Prompt would work. (which I'll promptly post instructions on how to do) Click image for larger version. 

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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       11 Nov 2015 #13

    Okay, first download the symbol.ttf file that I linked you to.
    Then, place it in C:\. Just C:\, not C:\windows or anything else. Just double-click C:\ and put it in there.
    Subsequently, click the Start button and Power.
    Next, hold Shift and click Restart.
    The computer will restart and you will see a blue Advanced Options screen.
    Click Troubleshoot (move your mouse).
    Click Command Prompt.
    Choose a user.
    Type the password for the user. If it has no password, just leave it blank.
    In command prompt, type D: and press Enter.
    Now type dir and press Enter.
    Make sure that you have folders "Users" and "Windows". If you don't, type A: then B: then C: and so on, until typing dir shows the folders.
    Once you have found the letter of the windows drive, type del *letter*\windows\fonts\symbol.ttf and press Enter.
    Now type copy *letter*:\symbol.ttf *letter*:\windows\fonts and press Enter.
    Close the Command Prompt window.
    Click Continue.

    And the problem should be fixed.

    If this sounds hard, I will be uploading a video soon.
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  4.    11 Nov 2015 #14

    I'm not sure what alt codes are suppose to do. Pressing alt+7 or alt+8 doesn't seem to be doing anything within Microsoft Word.

    Thanks You for your instructions but I found an easier way. I downloaded the Take Ownership reg file and took control of the fonts folder that way. It unfortunately didn't fix the problem. I have your font file installed and replaced in the fonts folder but my bullet points are still not working.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       11 Nov 2015 #15

    gohan2091 said: View Post
    I'm not sure what alt codes are suppose to do. Pressing alt+7 or alt+8 doesn't seem to be doing anything within Microsoft Word. Thanks You for your instructions but I found an easier way. I downloaded the Take Ownership reg file and took control of the fonts folder that way. It unfortunately didn't fix the problem. I have your font file installed and replaced in the fonts folder but my bullet points are still not working.
    No. You cannot replace the font while the system is in operation because it is being used. Replacing the symbols font will just add an invisible numbered file. You need to open the command prompt in advanced options when the os is not running to be able to replace the symbol font. The video will be posted soon. I was just hung up with something else.
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  6. Posts : 2,238
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       11 Nov 2015 #16

    To install new fonts you must login with an Administrator account. Another way is to open the classic Control Panel (search for control to see the link) and then open Fonts. Then drag and drop the TTF file there to install it. Replace when asked.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       11 Nov 2015 #17

    Only 12 hours late, but here it is!
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  8.    12 Nov 2015 #18

    Thanks for posting the video. I followed your instructions. A note, when I attempted to view the directory of the fonts folder inside command prompt, it only showed me about 1/15 of the fonts installed. It wouldn't let me scroll up past the fonts beginning with U. I have a lot of custom fonts installed and it wouldn't let me go as high as the S's. This unfortunately has not helped, my bullet library is still like my screenshot. I like to use the square bullet point but can see no way of accessing it now.

    I don't think there is anything wrong with my symbol font file, and now I am using yours, I ddefinitely know it's fine. Outside of Microsoft Office, I am experiencing issues too, look at the tick symbol in the tick box, it's actually now a rectangle. See picture below:

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  9. Posts : 2,238
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       13 Nov 2015 #19

    You could press Win+X and select to open a Command Prompt as Administrator. Then execute sfc /scannow This will fix any errors in system files and may solve your problem. Another thought is you may use a non-supported locale. Search for Language and click to open the Language control. Then on the left click Change date, time and number formats. Click the Administrative tab and then click Change system locale. Set that to your own language and see if the font problems fix.
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  10. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       13 Nov 2015 #20

    It's definitely a problem with a font. It's a matter of finding that font...
    Last edited by You; 13 Nov 2015 at 15:41.
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