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As soon as you open a file, you should get a message that tells you if any fonts are missing and which ones they are.

Font missing dialog box on opening.

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  • SandyTree commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There also should be an option to embed the fonts into the file, so you don't have to reinstall them whenever you open it on another computer :3

  • Michael commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Perhaps not a forced dialog box, as any dialog box that pops up on opening a presentation is inhibitive to work flow. Given modern design, perhaps a message in the yellow information bar that can appear below the ribbon for messages (eg when an Office Update is available), with a button to then display a dialog box listing the fonts.

    Better yet, this should be a FONTS REPLACEMENT dialog box - I think OpenOffice Impress has this feature?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would make it much easier for people to understand why their presentation looks 'wrong'. Such a frequent issue these days with everyone wanting to differentiate themselves by using non standard fonts.

  • Robert Stone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also a dialogue box to tell you which fonts are being used on which page and an easy way of deleting unused fonts (single & double byte). + The same listing for multimedia files

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