AutoCad 2000i problem: When copying text in Arial:

by NCArch
(USA)

AutoCad 2000i problem: When copying text in Arial or other "nice" font in Acad2000i, and pasting, the font type appears slightly blurred. This occurs when copying a chunk of text, using a specific "From" corner (such as a reference point in the upper right of a title block sheet corner), then pasting to: a specific similar location (such as the upper right corner of the sheet onto which the text is being pasted.

I keep all of my work on a project in one big file and do not use Xrefs, and there is no network. I like keeping things simple and for the most part, things work well and rarely blowup, and I like that rock solid situation. Just one big file on one strong Dell 690 Workstation with 4GB ram, 3.2Ghz Xeon processor, MS Windows XP (SP3), and Nvidia dedicated graphics card Quadro FX4500 with 512MB onboard and forceware version 91.85.

Also, if I printout, the slight blurring is also on the printout hardcopy.
Strange thing is: if I do Not use a specific start point (like the upper right corner of the title block) and just "eyeball" it, it copies fine. I would like to be able to precisely copy text that looks nice, rather than defaulting to a "basic" font, which seems to work fine, as well, but doesn't look architectural enough to please me.

Should I just reinstall AutoCad? I have been using this version for about 10 years and up until about 3 years ago, things seemed to be fine. Maybe electrons spinning in their orbits have decayed over time. I have reinstalled the entire operating system and reformatted the hard drive on this computer a couple of times since 2006, when I purchased it from Dell. That is a big hassle to have to reinstall all my software and files though. Is there some "checking" option on Acad 2000i that allows the harddrive version to compare with the CD drive that will repair it? Or should I download the Arial font from somewhere (I don't know how to do that). Thank you for your advice.

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