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Choosing font or fill colour in Lotus 123V5 in Windows 7

Choosing font or fill colour in Lotus 123V5 in Windows 7

Choosing font or fill colour in Lotus 123V5 in Windows 7

thread69-1534373: 123v5 does not display font colour dialog

I got help on this problem in the above thread for Windows XP which was brilliant. However, I have moved a bit nearer to up-to-date and have Windows 7 and the same problem. When I try to change colours I just get a black screen. I would be grateful for any suggestions/solutions

RE: Choosing font or fill colour in Lotus 123V5 in Windows 7

Reply to FrenchPeter re: color palette:

I had the same problem, and just found the solution (again). I am using Lotus 1-2-3 version 5 (and love it) and just switched from Windows XP to Windows 7, 32 Bit. (BTW, I found that it MUST be 32 bit, not 64, for version 5.)

An earlier posting said to make a revision to color capability in Windows, to reduce something to do with color. In Windows 7 I went to Control Panel, System, Advanced system settings, System Properties, Performance, Settings. I changed the option from "Let Windows choose what's best . ." to "Adjust for best performance". That worked for me. The change removed a lot of different things that Windows was choosing to do for me, and I don't know which of those were the culprit. You could experiment, or just do what I did.

Best of luck.


RE: Choosing font or fill colour in Lotus 123V5 in Windows 7

Hi Bill,

Brilliant, thank you. As you found, it has also got rid of some annoying aspects of Microsoft's ideas about how my computer should run. When I get a chance, I will play around with the 'windows decide' range of settings and try to tie down exactly which one solves the Lotus 5 (it is the best, isn't it?) and what the others give me that I want and don't want.

Thanks again



RE: Choosing font or fill colour in Lotus 123V5 in Windows 7

It is interesting to be using 20 year old software.

Whenever I move to new hardware, I have to re-load 1-2-3 version 5 (from CD or flash drive now), and do the Y2K patch, and the long-year display tweak.

I have 2 versions of Excel available, and also version 9 of Lotus. But 1-2-3 version 5 is the one that does the job for me.


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