I'm missing text display quality settings (esp. ClearType) under Visio 2010. Any idea how to turn on ClearType rendering?

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    This seems to be a known issue, and not configurable. The registry key that fixed this on 2007 doesn't work on 2010 (I just tried it). – bwall Jun 9 '11 at 23:46
  • What OS are you using? I think that ClearType is an OS wide preference in Vista and 7. – leinad13 Jul 14 '11 at 16:08

This is for the system, I don't know how well it will help you, but it's worth a shot.

To enable and set up ClearType, follow these steps:

  1. open the control panel
  2. appearance and personalization
  3. Display
  4. Adjust ClearType text
  5. follow through the setup

it may also help to calibrate your display (this is completely optional)

  1. follow the first 3 steps of the ClearType setup
  2. Calibrate color
  3. follow setup

You can also just do the calibrate display and the ClearType setup will als be at the end of it

I hope this helped

The setting you are talking about isn't there by default. You need to download the TextSharp extension.


BTW, Cleartype is on by default, since Visual Studios inherits the setting from the OS.

But here is TextSharp. It gives you settings to control the text rendering settings inside Visual Studios .


I won't depend on the OS settings. Visual Studios, for some retarded reason, overrides the OS settings inside the Text editor. They didn't post the reason why. My guess was because it brought upon incompatibility issues and/or technical hurdles, since it's next to impossible to turn it off in a pure WPF application.

  • What is a TextSharp extension? Could you suggest a link? – Toro Aug 9 '11 at 13:51
  • Oh, if you just google it. Hang on. – surfasb Aug 9 '11 at 22:39
  • The TextSharp extension is for Visual Studio 2010, but the original question was about Visio 2010. It won't be of any help in for this question. – saveenr Aug 9 '11 at 23:36
  • Ah read that wrong :) – surfasb Aug 10 '11 at 5:25

i think visio use its own UI settings for Text u can't enable it right from windows Clear type settings . maybe u have to ask visio app support from microsoft about that some apps use their own UI setting that does not follow windows default settings so u have to ask them not just here because 90% of people even dont know what is the Clear Type at all .

  • You think, or you know. – music2myear Jun 26 '17 at 23:48
  • when he said Clear Type didn't not effect the VISIO app for sure the visio app didn't follow the windows clear type settings and use its own user interface settings for better compatibility and better performance or better visual view . – Mojtaba Golestani Jun 26 '17 at 23:55
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    Then it sounds as though you are basically repeating the question. Perhaps this is an issue of translation, but it is not very clear what you are stating and how it adds to the conversation. – music2myear Jun 26 '17 at 23:59
  • what about add an category to the unanswered question so i get into the category that im master at ? is there anywhere to get unanswered questions with Graphic ? Photoshop or other stuff like that ? – Mojtaba Golestani Jun 27 '17 at 0:02
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    We all were once. But please, make a habit of at least using proper capitalization and punctuation. This will greatly improve your comments and answers. – music2myear Jun 27 '17 at 0:12

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