A common problem for people who are using unusual fonts is that these don’t convert correctly when they upload their PPT file. There are a number of get arounds that might or might not work depending on what font you’re using and it’s license restrictions.
- The first and easiest thing to do is to embed the fonts in the file. In PPT 2007 go to the Office icon in the top left, then click on Powerpoint Options at the bottom of the box. This brings up a window, click on Save which is the 3rd item on the left hand side. Put a tick next to ‘Embed fonts in the file’ and select ‘Embed all characters’. Click OK. Save the file, and try uploading that. In PPT2010, the Powerpoint Options can be found under the File menu.
- Try saving the file as a PDF and uploading that. File, Save as, select PDF from the file type menu.
- Add a glow to each bit of text that is having trouble converting, then save the file as a PPT 2003 file, and not as a PPTX. To do this, you need to start working on a PPTX format, so if you are starting with a PPT file, save it as a PPTX. Select a text box that has had problems converting, go to Shape Effects, and add a glow (any colour), then go back to the glow menu, select More Glow Colours and then select More Colours. A box pops up, set the transparency to 99%. Do this repeatedly for each bit of problematic text, and then to finish, go to File, Save as, and select PPT 97-2003 format. Upload this file.
- Final option is to use the Powerpoint Picture Presentation option in PPT 2010. To do this, go to File, Save as, select Powerpoint Picture Presentation from the ‘Save as Type’ box at the bottom of the page. Click save and then upload that.