TrueType Fonts

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in Articulate Presenter

This article applies to Articulate Presenter 4/5. See what’s new in Presenter ’09!

After publishing your content from PowerPoint to Articulate Presenter, are you seeing characters experience an identity crisis? For example, maybe your bullets dress as quotation marks. Are your apostrophes masquerading as circles?

If you’re noticing this or similar behavior in your published content, you can likely blame the complex TrueType font you’re using in your presentation (or that someone in your company used when designing your corporate PowerPoint template).


This identity crisis is likely being caused by a font substitution. Please try one of the following:

  1. Change to a different font.
  2. In PowerPoint, go to Tools -> Options -> Save and check the box to “Embed TrueType fonts.” Leave the default lower bullet selected (“Embed all characters”).

Republish after doing one of the above and your characters should return from hiatus.

In PowerPoint 2007, click the Office icon -> PowerPoint Options -> Save -> “Embed fonts in the file.”


3 responses to “TrueType Fonts”


My bullets still don’t appear. Instead of a separate line for each bulleted item in PPT, it’s all just one big ugly run-on sentence.

Margey // Posted at 11:59 pm on February 20th, 2008

I’m using Version 5.2 and it’s virtually unusable because of these ‘extra characters’ being inserted randomly at the end of my lines on various slides. I’m using PPT 2007 and am waiting to see if 5.3 is out of BETA yet…

Jim Muir // Posted at 12:29 pm on May 13th, 2008

Hi Jim- 5.3 has been available since August 2007. You can learn more here. It will address the issue you’re seeing.

gabe // Posted at 12:40 pm on May 13th, 2008

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