Office 188.8.131.52 on Leopard 10.5.2, all updates applied to both.
A friend is migrating from Windows to Mac, and has come across
something that we're trying to work around.
He has some .ppt files with font glyphs in from a Unicode .ttf font (a
specific purpose font for showing the LCD display characters on a
piece of monitoring equipment). When we bring the font and .ppt over
to the Mac, the glyphs from the normal ASCII range come over into
Powerpoint 2008 fine, but the glyphs from the "private use" range from
F000 upwards a way don't transfer. In Powerpoint they show as spaces.
Attempting to work around this, I discovered that in a Word .doc they
come over as [x] symbols (from the font, but the wrong position), and
in an Excel .xls they come over correctly - But then can't be
copy'pasted or embedded as a table from Excel into Powerpoint.
Using Character Palette, they won't insert into Powerpoint or Word or
(Over on the Windows box, Office 2003, the copy and paste also fails
between Office apps in curious ways)
Finally, other fonts with "private use" symbols around the F001 where
I'm looking (Times New Roman, Century Gothic, Century Schoolbook) fail
to paste in exactly the same way, which pretty much confirms that it's
not the special font that's broken, I think. In all cases the
surrounding Hangul and CJK symbols *do* succesfully
What can I do to work around this, to get those "private use" symbols
into Powerpoint 2008?
Cheers - Jaimie
"I went to a planet where the dominant lifeform had no bilateral symmetry,
and all I got was this stupid F-Shirt." -- Eric Pivnik