Can a computer view fonts and templates from a powerpoint presentation that is not available in it?
What I mean is, if I did a powerpoint presentation on my computer using fancy fonts(fonts that I downloaded), and also a powerpoint template that I downloaded, can it all be viewed using a different computer that has no fonts and templates that I’m using in my computer?
I’m doing a presentation for school, and I’m going to save my presentation in a pen drive, then take it to school to be presented. And I have to use the school laptop to plug in my pen drive.
I’m using Windows XP and so is the computer at my school.
Is the fonts Verdana and Trebuchet MS common enough?
What I suggest is to make 2 same presentation, just in case one failed and you do not have any way to test whether the fonts are able to be displayed correctly on a different computer.
First presentation is the one that uses your special fonts, and the other is using a common fonts that all computers have (Examples include Arial, Comic Sans and Times New Roman).
For your presentation that uses the special fonts, try to save it into another format by opening the powerpoint file, then go to File>>Save As. After that, change the file type to “Power Point Show (.pps)”.
After that, try to run the .pps file in the school’s PC and see whether it is able to render the font correctly. If not, then you can use the ones that uses the common font as a backup. Remember that if you are not sure that it will display correctly, at least you got another plan rather than screwing up the whole presentation (which happens to me in the past and in the end, wasted 2 weeks worth of tears and sweat of making the slides… ~~~>_<~~~)
Hope that helps =)
Yes, Verdana and Trebuchet fonts are common for nearly all PC that has Windows XP and Office.
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