Strange Font Changes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Starhorsepax, May 30, 2013.

  1. Starhorsepax macrumors member

    Starhorsepax

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    Jun 6, 2010
    #1
    This has been going on for awhile and Google has been no help.

    I usually write in either LibreOffice or Bean. No matter which one I use, I'll be in a middle of a document and without hitting any formatting controls, often in mid sentence BANG font style change. No warning. No reason.:confused:

    I'm at a loss. I can change it back, of course, but after awhile it gets aggravating. Does anyone have a clue what could be causing this or how to stop it? I've considered a corrupt file, but if so, where would it be?

    It's standard, common fonts it's switching between like times, times new roman and helvetica.
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

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    Aug 10, 2007
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    #2
    That's weird, the only thing I can think of is if there are 3rd party Apps installed.

    Example, an App that maps certain keystroke combinations with an action.

    If this happens quite a few times you could try in a new User Account, if it does not have this issue you know it is your normal User Account which is "affected".

    Holding the Shift key instantly after login is also a way to see if this "solves" the problem, if it did, you have Login Apps interfering with the System.

    Another thing to try is to repair fonts in FontBook.
     

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