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The following versions of PowerPoint support TrueType font embedding:
NOTE: Some TrueType fonts cannot be embedded. These fonts have copyright restrictions built in to them.
If you open a PowerPoint 4.0 or 7.0 presentation in PowerPoint 97, and that presentation contains embedded fonts, those fonts appear correctly until you save and re-open the presentation. When you re-open the presentation, the fonts still have the correct names, but they display and print using substitute fonts (fonts which are actually installed on your computer.)
PowerPoint 97 supports Edit-level TrueType font embedding. This means that if you open a presentation that contains embedded fonts, you can use those fonts on other text within the same presentation, but you can't use them in other presentations.
There are other levels of TrueType font embedding. PowerPoint 4.0, for example, supports Install-level. When you open a PowerPoint 4.0 presentation that contains embedded TrueType fonts in PowerPoint 4.0, PowerPoint actually installs those fonts on your computer. You can then use those fonts in other presentations or even in other programs.
Because PowerPoint 97 cannot embed TrueType fonts in presentations that are saved as version 7.0 or version 4.0 files, the fonts in your presentation may look different on other computers if you do one or more of the following:
Article ID: 159813 - Last Review: October 4, 2013 - Revision: 1.0