Powerpoint to pdf problem with text

By miltenburg351 ·
I am publishing a copy of my powerpoint presentation to pdf and once it is done the new pdf is showing some of my text distorted.
Any clues why? I have the new Office student version of Word and it hasn't happened before.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have tried to find out why and gotten nowhere.

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What are you using?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Powerpoint to pdf problem ...

What are you using to create the PDF? Are you using the 'Save As' function from within Powerpoint? Are you printing to a PDF writer? Do you have Adobe to create the PDF? Do you have special 'fly in' text in the Powerpoint? Are you using some special font in the Powerpoint?

What happens if you print the Powerpoint? Will it print with the correct text/fonts?

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by miltenburg351 In reply to What are you using?

I am using the save as function from within powerpoint, I also use Adobe. My text is in different formats, it appears to be mainly the letters d and p that it is affecting but others are also affected.
I haven't tried to print it, it is for an assignment and we need to submit a digital version as well as a hard copy.
I am not sure what the 'fly in' means or the PDF writer sorry.

Thanks for your reply.:)

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Try using Adobe.....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Reply

... Open Adobe Acrobat and use Create PDF From File, feeding it the Powerpoint file to convert. See if that does the trick for you.

The Save As function never has been real reliable. So, printing the presentation first will often reveal any problems that are going to be present when saved as a PDF. If it doesn't print right, it won't save as right.

To explain... 'fly in' is a term used to make text appear to move into place as it shows up on the slide while showing the presentation.

A PDF writer is another program, such as CutePDF, which creates a virtual 'printer'. To create PDFs, you simply print your presentation to that specific printer and it saves it as a PDF file instead, using an image of what would have been printed had it been a real printer. This saves having to buy Adobe Acrobat just to have the ability to create PDFs from other types of documents. Of course, without Adobe, you can't edit the PDFs.

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Thankyou :)

by miltenburg351 In reply to Try using Adobe.....

Thankyou very much for your reply, I'm now doing a little dance YAY.
I now know i have ADOBE reader only, I also now have cutePDF, unfortunately that didn't fix the problem but after a lot more googling I saw that powerpoint doesn't like letters that join and I was using Bradley Hand ITC to make it look like a childs writing, I have changed the font and problem solved.
Thanks again for your time.

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