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Font smoothing issue in Microsoft Office with ZoomText

Issue

When using ZoomText with Microsoft Office applications, text appears pixellated on screen.
 

Solution

  1. Open Control Panel, select System.
  2. Click Advanced System Settings on the left-hand side.
  3. Click the Performance “Settings” button.
  4. Choose “Adjust for best performance” and press OK.
  5. Open the ZoomText window and choose Tech Support from the Help menu.
  6. In the Fix-It commands section, type “CLEARTYPEOFF” (without quotes) then click Fix-It.
  7. [Advanced optional step] Ensure the following registry key is set:
    [Replace XX.X below with 12.0 for Office 2007, 14.0 for Office 2010, 15.0 for Office 2013]
    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\XX.X\Common
    Value name: RespectSystemFontSmooth
    Type: DWORD
    Data: 1
  8. Restart the PC once done.