questions regarding the symbols not matching the Properties

hello all, 

I'm learning/using Microstation V8i (SELECTSeries 10).
I found a big hurdle that in many cases the Properties list the information does not match what I see in the screen. As a result, I don't know what or where to look for. 

For example, in the screenshot below, the selected purple line is supposed to have a specific line style as Silt Fence, as the Properties shows. However, it shows as continuous on the screen. I imported the line style from an RSC file and checked the line style scale, nothing seems wrong. If I open the exactly same file on another computer in our network, the line style looks alright. 

In another file, I have sheet view referencing a model, which contains some texts. The texts are of Arial Fonts and they look alright in the Model view, but in the Sheet view, all these texts are without fill, just the frames/outlines of the texts. I checked the Properties of the text, they look nothing wrong and I checked the attributes of the Sheet view, the Fill option is ON. 

I can list many cases like this, that is, the line style/fonts/symbols/colors listed in the Properties do not match what they are on the screen. 
Where or what should I look for in such situation? 


Best regards