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Problem: Complex symbols do not display properly using ArcPad 7.0 with Tablet PC

Description

Complex symbols do not display properly running ArcPad 7.0 with Tablet PC on Windows XP. The symbols display properly in ArcPad 7.0 when run on the desktop PC running on Windows XP Pro.

Solution or Workaround

Copy the ESRI fonts from the hard drive of the desktop PC to the hard drive of the Tablet PC:

  1. Create an empty folder on the desktop of the Desktop PC.
  2. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  3. Double-click the Fonts folder to view the available fonts.
  4. Select each font to be transferred to the Tablet PC. Be sure to select all versions of the fonts used. For example, select Times Bold, Times Italic, and Times Bold Italic when transferring Times Roman.
  5. Right-click and hold on the selected (highlighted) area and drag the selection to the empty folder on the desktop, created in Step 1. As you release the right mouse button, a menu displays.

    Click 'Copy to Folder'.
  6. Compress the folder on the desktop using WinZip.
  7. Copy the WinZip file to a disk or CD to install on Tablet PC.
  8. On Tablet PC, click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  9. Double-click the Fonts folder to view the available fonts.
  10. With the Fonts folder open, click File > Install New Font. Note the font in the dialog box is the same copied in Step 7. Click OK. This transfers the files from the disk/CD to Tablet PC.
  11. Browse to the newly installed font folder created in Step 10 and follow the on-screen instructions.