Source: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...rruption/8640d38d-19bd-46b6-9af0-6213c05107d3 Latest windows update for this Vista box impacted Synapse and many other programs. As seen below Essentially the fonts (specifically Courier New) were much less readable. Solution: remove the update. Code: Remove/Add Program >> View Installed Windows Updates >> I added the column to display installation date, reverse sorted and found "3013455" ((this update), then Uninstalled it. How to Remove the update: Say [Yes] and uninstall the update. A reboot is required.