Clarification of Answer by
05 May 2004 13:28 PDT
Thanks for your clarification. Now I'm challenged!
"...but I don't have a copy of 2002, XP, 2000, or any of the previous
versions so this fix won't work for me"
You don't necessarily need to have a copy. Perhaps you can use another
computer like your friend's or from an internet cafe with an earlier
version of PowerPoint ? If you can, your solution will be simple and
you only need to follow the directions in the first link I gave you.
Here's another possible solution I made especially for your situation:
1) Open IE and go to File and choose Work Offline
2) Again, go to File> Open. A dialogue box will appear. Check "Open as
Web Folder" and then click "Browse". Another dialogue box will appear.
3) Choose "All Files" in "Files of type" and locate the PowerPoint
file. Click OK and choose Yes. Choose "Open" on the next prompt. The
PowerPoint file is now open.
4) Again, go to File and choose "Save as..." In "Save as type" choose
"Web Page (*.htm; *.html)" and then click save. Make sure to save it
in a new and empty folder so that you won't be confused when you
Now you have saved the file as web page or html file. In the folder
where you saved this file, you will see that there is another folder
with the same name as your saved html file. This folder contains all
the contents of your converted html file -- text and graphics. When
you click on your converted html file, it will be shown in IE like the
original PowerPoint file. However, you can now select the contents of
each slide and paste them another presentation. You can right click on
the html file and choose "Select all" then copy and paste the contents
into your desired presentation.
From a thread in one of the links above:
"Ouch... Microsoft created a number of problems with 2003 and font
embedding. Unfortunately there is nothing you can do in PPT 2003 to
remedy the problem other than install the needed fonts on the
computer. The solution is to open the presentation in PPT XP (or
below) and uncheck the embed fonts option. Here is more details:
The workaround I just gave you is a result of your clarification.
Based on the links I gave you, it's clear that you have very limited
solutions to choose from. I hope you understand that if this doesn't
work, you have to stick with the solution described by Microsoft in
the first link.