Word XP/2003 & Greek characters with accents
Thread poster: Evdoxia R.
Evdoxia R.
Greece
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Apr 19, 2007

Hi everyone,

Need some help. I'm desperate.

I've tried both Word XP & 2003 but I cant write properly Greek characters and especially those ones with accents.

I've tried the following solutions:

1) Uninstall Word Xp & Re-install
2) Unistall Word 2003 & Re-install
3) Used another keyboard
4) Used OEM and Original Office

Note: I can write properly in all other applications such as Notepad, Outlook Express, Excel, Powerpoint.

Please HELP!!!!!


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Too obvious, but... Apr 19, 2007

I don't have any special knowledge of Greek, nor am I a Word whizz-kid, but I just wanted to suggest a couple of really obvious things that I would want to check first:

have you actually got Greek selected as the language — perhaps that might have an effect?

also, in FR there is an option under 'Tools/Options' to enable accented capital letters (traditionally not used in FR typography) — I wonder if there is any similar kind of setting in your presumably Greek version of Word?

And, as an experiment, can you access the characters you need via the 'Format/insert special characters' command? If not, could it be that they are simply not available in the font you are trying to use?


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Evdoxia R.
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Word & Greek characters with accents Apr 19, 2007

Hi Tony,
Thanks for you reply.

1) Greek language is properly installed and functional since I can write everything in any other program.

2) The option about "accented capital letters" exists in the Greek menu too, but only for French.

3) Yes, I can insert all the characters I want into the Word.

Thanks
Evdoxia

P.S.: there is something else strange in my Word, I cant write any single word unless I press spacebar one time. This applies only in Greek. In English everything works perfectly.


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Kali Bourdi
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Help me too!!! Apr 20, 2007

I have exactly the same problem with you!!!
Can you help me please?…..

Regards
Kali


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Evdoxia R.
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SOLUTION :Word XP/2003 & Greek characters with accents Apr 23, 2007

Hi,

Kali found the solution to this problem, which mainly occurs in HP Workstation PCs.

1) Uninstall "PDF COMPLETE" by selecting START > CONTROL PANEL> ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS


2) Download the file (15MB) from this link:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=el&cc=gr&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=3211220&swItem=wk-48501-1&prodNameId=3211221&swEnvOID=1093&swLang=13&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

3) Install the exe you got from HP and everything will work just perfect.

Thanks Kali
Precious info
Evdoxia


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