Entry type: FAQ, Entry ID: 37855432, Entry date: 08/18/2009
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When you install or uninstall WinCC flexible, why are some fonts no longer available for STEP 7 Basic V10.5?

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Description:
After installing or uninstalling WinCC flexible, some fonts are systematically no longer available if you have

  • installed WinCC flexible 2007 or WinCC flexible 2008 after STEP 7 Basic V10.5
  • uninstalled WinCC flexible 2007, WinCC flexible 2008 or WinCC flexible 2008 + SP1 after STEP 7 Basic.

These fonts are still on the computer and you must enable or insert them again in Windows.

Remedy:
 

No. Procedure:
1

Open the explorer in Microsoft Windows

  • via "Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer or
  • by right-clicking on "Start" and selecting "Explorer" in the pop-up menu that opens.
2 In the Explorer, in the address bar you enter the statement "%WINDIR% Fonts" and click on the Enter button. The Fonts folder opens.
3

Open the "Add Fonts" dialog with the menu command "File > Install New Font...".


Fig. 01

4

Select the folder in which Windows has stored the fonts. The path for the folder is in the address line or in the Explorer.


Fig. 02

5

Now mark the following fonts in the "List of fonts:" and confirm with OK.

  • Siemens Sans Global
  • Siemens Sans Global Bold
  • Siemens Sans Global Bold Italic
  • Siemens Sans Global Italic

The fonts are then available again.

Note:
In MS Windows Vista, you need administrator rights for installing the fonts.