No New Fonts Error

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 24, 2014)

Doug commented about an error message he received with a particular workbook. It seems that every time he tried to print the workbook or even use the Print Preview feature, he would get a message saying "No more new fonts may be applied in this workbook."

This is apparently a problem that Microsoft is aware of. They describe the problem, along with some workarounds, in the following Knowledge Base article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/215573

The problem is apparently caused when a worksheet contains a chart object that includes a title, you pasted a chart object ten or more times on the same worksheet, and then copied the worksheet several times in the same workbook. (Such a scenario is not difficult to achieve if you are consolidating multiple worksheets with multiple charts all into the same workbook.)

There is apparently no solution for the problem, but there are some workarounds that can be done. The first is to disable the Autoscale feature in the various charts in the worksheet. You do this by selecting a chart, choosing Format | Selected Chart Area | Font tab, and clearing the Autoscale check box.

The second workaround is to remove some of the charts in the workbook, pasting them into other workbooks, as desired. The drawback to this workaround, of course, is that it simply undoes any advantages you hoped to gain by consolidating worksheets in the first place.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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