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You receive a "Missing Default Fonts" error message when you start PowerPoint 2004 for Mac
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You install Microsoft PowerPoint 2004 for Mac Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Service Pack 2 (SP2). When you start PowerPoint 2004 for the first time, you receive the following error message:
If you open a presentation that uses these missing fonts, other fonts may be substituted for the missing fonts. If another user logs on to the computer and then starts PowerPoint for the first time, the user may receive the same error message.
Missing Default Fonts:
The following fonts are unavailable on your computer. PowerPoint will replace
these fonts with similar fonts, or you can reinstall the fonts.
If you click to select the Don't show me this again check box, you will not receive the error message again when you open a presentation. However, some of the text in the presentation may not appear as you expect.
Note The last three fonts that are listed in the error message do not appear with their English names in Roman characters. These fonts appear in non-Roman characters that are appropriate to the language version of PowerPoint 2004 for Mac.
This problem occurs if one of the following conditions is true:
If the fonts were not disabled or deleted, log off and then log on to the computer. Alternatively, restart the computer. Both of these actions close and then reload your user profile. Therefore, the fonts will be correctly registered in the user profile. When you restart PowerPoint 2004, you should not receive the error message.
If the fonts were disabled or deleted from the Fonts folder, reenable or reinstall the fonts.
Note All users on the computer must use this resolution when they start PowerPoint 2004 for the first time.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.