Fonts, PowerPoint and multiple computers do not mix. I have begun to go down the font slide: beautiful results but increasing complexity. Once you're on it, there is no way back:
- First level, just use one popular font, let's say Verdana (but it gets boring)
- Second level, group items together and "paste as PNG" back (but it is so hard to edit)
- Thid level, embed fonts with your PPT file
All was fine with level 3 untill I tried to use the PPT file on a Mac: disaster again. The "hardcore" solution:
For some reason, my Windows PC has far more fonts installed than my Mac. Font files are portable, they work on a PC and on a Mac. I simply copied all my PC font files and put them in a folder on my Mac desktop. If I need a font, I double click the relevant file, start PowerPoint over again and things are fixed.
Now where are these PC font files? Click "start", "run", type "%windir%\fonts" and they all show up. Select all, copy and paste them in a folder to be copied to the Mac. Done.