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From: Michael Brady <jbrady-AT-email.unc.edu>
Date: 25 Mar 2003 13:23:12 UTC   (08:23:12 AM in author's locale)
To: The Graphics List <graphics-AT-lists.graphicslist.org>,   Typo Design  <TYPO-L-AT-LISTSERV.HEANET.IE>
I am working on a PowerPoint presentation on my Mac OSX. It will be
used by folks on Win98 and Win2K machines. I am using Adobe Garamond
for the serif face (Verdana for the sans, fyi). We have been working
out some cross-platform issues (such as color and saturation). I have
already checked the fonts available to the users on their PCs (and had
taken into account their non-acquaintance with the arcana of digital
fonts and system issues).

But something was playing with the Garamond. When I looked at it on a
PC, MS-PPT *said* it was Adobe Garamond, but it looked suspiciously
like Times! I couldn't figure out what was going on (uttering standard
imprecations about Bill Gates under my breath).

This morning, it dawned on me that I might be using the PostScript
version of Garamond while they have the TrooType version on their
systems. And I was correct. I don't have the TT version, just the PS
format of the font.

My question: When the PPT file is opened on a PC, will Win98 or 2K
correctly use the installed TrooType Adobe Garamond, or will it just
substitute another font (in this case, Times)? If it can correctly get
the TT version for the original PS version, how can I set the PCs to do
the correct substituting?

If there isn't any way to make the font crossover work, I'll have to go
rummage around and find a TT version of Garamond and use it!


Michael Brady

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