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SQL Window Font: How To Change?

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I'd like to have SQL come up in a mono-spaced font like Courier New.

Anybody been able to do this?
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PeteCresswell
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On Apr 03 2004, 05:49 pm, "(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z> wrote in
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I'd like to have SQL come up in a mono-spaced font like Courier New.

Anybody been able to do this?


In Access 2003 you can change the font used in query window. In previous
versions, it uses the font defined in Windows display properties, so the
change would have to be system-wide.

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"Dimitri Furman" <df*****@cloud99.net> wrote in message
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On Apr 03 2004, 05:49 pm, "(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z> wrote in
news:at********************************@4ax.com:
I'd like to have SQL come up in a mono-spaced font like Courier New.

Anybody been able to do this?
In Access 2003 you can change the font used in query window. In previous
versions, it uses the font defined in Windows display properties, so the
change would have to be system-wide.


Which, *exact* Windows Display property? As I've just changed everything
I could on my Win2K SP-3 system to Courier New (everything on my computer
looks type-written now), but Access 2000 goes right on displaying the SQL
View code in Arial (or whatever the font is).
Sincerely,

Chris O.

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On Apr 04 2004, 06:15 pm, "Chris2"
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"Dimitri Furman" <df*****@cloud99.net> wrote in message
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On Apr 03 2004, 05:49 pm, "(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z> wrote in
news:at********************************@4ax.com:
> I'd like to have SQL come up in a mono-spaced font like Courier
> New.
>
> Anybody been able to do this?


In Access 2003 you can change the font used in query window. In
previous versions, it uses the font defined in Windows display
properties, so the change would have to be system-wide.


Which, *exact* Windows Display property? As I've just changed
everything
I could on my Win2K SP-3 system to Courier New (everything on my
computer looks type-written now), but Access 2000 goes right on
displaying the SQL View code in Arial (or whatever the font is).


Well... after some digging around, it looks like there is no way to change
the system font through Display Properties applet, although you can change
the window text color, which is reflected in the query window (not that it
helps to have it in green ;).

IIRC, to change the system font from Tahoma to something else, you'd have
to call SystemParametersInfo API with the SPI_GETNONCLIENTMETRICS
parameter, which is probably overkill for this purpose.

Another option is to use large fonts for the display.

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