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You receive the following error message when you try to edit or save a presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003:
This presentation cannot be edited because it contains a read-only embedded font.
This behavior occurs because the presentation contains an Embedded Read Only font. This makes the presentation restricted to read-only.
If you are using PowerPoint 2003, you can resolve this issue by installing Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2).
If you are not using PowerPoint 2003, or if you do not want to upgrade to PowerPoint 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2), you can resolve this behavior by opening the presentation in an earlier version of Microsoft PowerPoint and then resaving the presentation without embedding any fonts.
For versions of Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 that are earlier than Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Service Pack 3, follow these steps:
Earlier versions of PowerPoint 2002 did not correctly prevent editing of presentations that contained embedded fonts whose embedding licensing restricted their use to print and preview only.
Article ID: 827405 - Last Review: September 12, 2011 - Revision: 5.0
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