Font Styles

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Ahh, PowerPoint to Flash. Isn’t it great? You may want to convert your PowerPoint file to Flash for a whole variety of reasons. So you open PowerPoint and access that fantastic Articulate menu. You sit back and let Articulate Presenter do its magic.


Time to see the results of your conversion. Slide 1. Check. Slide 2. Check. Look at that accuracy! The Flash looks better than the original. Slide 3. What’s that? The font you had formatted to be bold in PowerPoint is not showing as bold in the Flash output?

SNAG-0724.png Here’s why: You may have the base version of the font used installed on your computer, but you probably don’t have the stylized version of the same font installed. (This applies not only to bold styles, but to italics and even bold italics.)

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Navigate on your computer to C:WINDOWSFonts.
  2. Locate the font in question. Let’s say it’s Verdana.
  3. Look for all files that begin with “Verdana” and see what’s there.
  4. If your text is not showing up as bold in Flash, then you probably won’t see Verdana Bold in the list.
  5. Locate your Windows installation CD (or the original source of the font) and reinstall.
  6. Close PowerPoint and open it again, republish, and voila! Your bold font should now be reflected in your Flash output.

Alternatively, if you don’t have your Windows CD or font media handy, choose another font — one for which you definitely have the associated font style installed on your system.

See also: TrueType Fonts.

(Thanks to Articulate Customer Support Engineer Justin Wilcox for suggesting this blog entry!)

3 responses to “Font Styles”


I recently re-installed Articulate Studio ’09 on a new computer. I have been using Articulate for several years so I have several projects that I created on the other computer. I also have upgraded to Office 2007 but still running XP Pro SP3 OS. My problem is; The Articulate fonts did not load when I installed Articulate Studio. I can’t find the font on the install CD which I downloaded last year. I have run the updates for Presenter, Engage, and Quizmaker. I am getting errors in Engage because the Articulate fonts are missing.

Where can I get the Articulate fonts? and can I just put them in C:Windowsfonts with the other system fonts or do they have to go in some Articulate folder?


Dennis Hess // Posted at 5:57 am on June 16th, 2009

Hi Dennis- I just submitted a case on your behalf so that our support team can help you out.

gabe // Posted at 8:54 am on June 16th, 2009

The problem fixed. I opened C:WindowsFonts and to my surprise the Articulate fonts were there. I double-clicked on one or two of them to see the preview and they displayed just as other TT fonts do. So I went back to PowerPoint and voila! they were there. I opened MS Word and they were available as well. This seems to have fixed the problem, although I don’t know why.

If anyone else has the same issue, try previewing the fonts by opening Fonts in the Control Panel and locating the Articulate fonts in the list and double-click on the font to preview it. Click on DONE and see if it works for you.


Dennis Hess // Posted at 9:07 am on June 16th, 2009

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