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Strange display in Finder

Hi Folks,

something weird happened when I saved a Word docu in two different formats. Once in Word 6 and then as RTF. Now both files have the exact same filename, with a different suffix (DOC & RTF).
But the name of the RTF file is being displayed in a remarkably larger font than its DOC companion and that within the same finder window (list view). What's going on here?

Btw, still running on MacOS 8.1/68k here.

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Can you shoot over a quick screenshot? That does sound very odd and interesting!

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Since these files belong to a book project I tried to rename them to obfuscate the title. And now the effect is gone: both files use the exact same font size again. Shock

I've only ever seen this on Linux systems before, that individual files show up with their own font display in a file manager.

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Well, it's the one that got away Smile renaming them again didn't bring it back I take it? Whatever happened there, it did sound very oddly cool!

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>I tried to rename them to obfuscate the title. And now the effect is goneaa

Classic Mac OS operates in completely UNPROTECTED memory. Chances are that one of your other apps unintentionally touched that part of the System Toolbox that handles fonts - partially destroying it. Then your renaming action caused it to reload from disk - restoring its original behavior.

Gary

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Now that makes sense, as I had half a dozen word processing apps open. Tried in vain to find one with a post-language-reform German spell checker (being German can be so cumbersome at times).