On some systems and with some fonts, you may find that
the text and captions in your records overlap one another.
(In the picture, you can see how the red and the black
letters are printed one on top of the other).
This is caused by an incompatibility between your chosen
font, in this case Courier, and your display
driver. The result is that when Cardbox asks Windows
how wide the word "LESSEE" is, so that it
knows where to put "ANNE" on the screen, Windows
gives it the wrong answer, and so Cardbox puts "ANNE"
too far to the left.
The cure is to use a different font. In this
example, changing the appearance of the format to use
Courier New rather than Courier solves
is not the only program to be affected by this.
Microsoft Visual Studio uses Courier for all its
debugging displays, which makes them unusable on
an affected machine, until you reconfigure them
to use Courier New instead.
If you change the appearance directly, while viewing
records, this change will not automatically be saved
as part of your format. If you change formats
and then come back again, or close the database
and then open it again, the old font will come back
and so will your problem. Remember to use
Edit, Format, Save Appearance once you are
satisfied with the way your records look.