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Old 26th January 2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default Fonts.

Some time ago I produced a presentation, I loaded on to a
USB drive and then showed on my Lap-Top, some of the fonts
that I used did not show as they weren't on the Lap-Top.

So the question is:-
When using Fonts that are not the usual ones, is
there a way to embed them in a web page or a presentation
in order that they show in any computer?

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Old 26th January 2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Fonts.

Converting the type to an image or curves in your presentation (if it can be done) would solve this problem. You could also open the fonts folder in Windows and copy the fonts you used to your USB drive, then install them on your laptop.
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Old 26th January 2012, 11:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fonts.

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Some time ago I produced a presentation, I loaded on to a
USB drive and then showed on my Lap-Top, some of the fonts
that I used did not show as they weren't on the Lap-Top.

So the question is:-
When using Fonts that are not the usual ones, is
there a way to embed them in a web page or a presentation
in order that they show in any computer?

Mike.
Hi Mike,
if you want only to show on laptop, install those font on it, if the site is online, you will have to use or web safe font or something like cufon.
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Default Re: Fonts.

It depends on what type of presentation you're doing. If you're using PDF you can embed the fonts. I'm pretty sure that you can also embed fonts in a Powerpoint presentation.
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Old 27th January 2012, 01:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: Fonts.

Thank you all for your replies.

I won't always be using the Lap-Top, I only mentioned it because of the missing fonts.

Some of the fonts, they are Summitsoft ones, I would like to use on a website.

The strange thing is that an obscure font that is missing doesn't revert to a well
known one, like Arial or Times New Roman, they seem to just select any at random.

I will do some more research and if I get an easy answer, I will lett you know.

Thank you all once again.

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The strange thing is that an obscure font that is missing doesn't revert to a well
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Hi Mike,

Font substitutions will vary according to the way the font is specified on the web page (e.g. whether or not there is a 'font stack') but also depending on the browser and its settings. Missing sans-serif or serif fonts will commonly be replaced by Arial or TNR respectively, but different fonts are often used for the other generic font families (cursive, fantasy and monospace).

I hope this helps a little.

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Old 27th January 2012, 04:12 PM   #7
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Default Re: Fonts.

Thanks Alfred.

To embed fonts in Power Point, you get the instructions at microsoft:


To embed fonts in a PDF you need Adobe Acrobat.

When I asked Google about Embedding fonts in Serif Software,
I get sent to this forum.

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Default Re: Fonts.

One point to note here is that using Cufon, Google Fonts or any other web based remedy will fail if the machine that is being used is not connected to the internet. In this event conversion to images or using @font-face with the fonts included in the published files will be the best solutions.
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Old 27th January 2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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Thanks Alfred.

To embed fonts in Power Point, you get the instructions at microsoft:


To embed fonts in a PDF you need Adobe Acrobat.

When I asked Google about Embedding fonts in Serif Software,
I get sent to this forum.

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"To embed fonts in a PDF you need Adobe Acrobat" - actually this is'nt true - there are other progs that will also do it - such as PagePlus!!!

from PagePlus Help:

"EXPORTING PDF FILES

Advanced tab

Fonts

· If your publication uses TrueType or PostScript fonts that your readers are unlikely to have (and if display accuracy is important, which is usually the case), check Embed fonts to include the fonts in the PDF file. That way, the publication will appear exactly as you intended.
· Check Exclude common fonts to ensure that standard Windows fonts like Arial, Times New Roman, Symbol, or Wingdings will not be embedded. It's safe to assume any Windows users viewing the PDF will already have these fonts—but leave the box unchecked for professional printing to ensure all font information is present.
· Checking Subset fonts helps to reduce file size by ensuring that only those characters of a font actually used in the publication (i.e. a subset) are exported. Subsetting "kicks in" for a particular font if less than the Under percentage of the characters in that font is actually used. At the default setting of 100%, subsets are always used. But if you lowered the setting to 50%, and the publication used 75% of the characters in a given font, PagePlus would include the full font set rather than a subset.
· If necessary (but it shouldn't be) you can check Convert text to outlines and uncheck Embed fonts which will cause all text to be treated as graphics."

As I said - it all depends on what software you are using to create your "presentation"!
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Default Re: Fonts.

I did put a link in for the Microsoft instructions, but it is not there?

I try again.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826832

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