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Old 01-13-2009, 04:04 AM   #1
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converting ppt to pdf


when i convert ppt to pdf in openoffice, the pdf file is created just fine except that certain non standard symbols appear as squares, how do I solve this problem?

the symbols that I am trying to convert is the logic symbols OR, AND, CONDITIONALS and BICONDITIONALS, etc
 
Old 01-13-2009, 07:45 AM   #2
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Where did you get the symbols used in the document ?

Was this presentation originally created in Powerpoint or Impress ?

If you just need a pdf, you can always print to PDF, rather than converting it to PDF in OpenOffice.
 
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created in powerpoint wasn't created by me so i do not know where the symbols were from, it converted successfully in kubuntu fiesty fawn but not ubuntu hardy heron, any help?
 
Old 01-13-2009, 10:33 PM   #4
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Hmm, since it was created in MS Office on a Windows machine... are the ms True Type core fonts installed on your Linux box ?

Code:
debianetch:~# aptitude search fonts | grep ms

i   msttcorefonts                   - Installer for Microsoft TrueType core font
 
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I have msttcorefonts installed
 
Old 01-14-2009, 09:10 AM   #6
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The only thing I can think of is that you are missing the fonts it wants to use.. what those are I couldn't tell you..
you could always edit the replace the bullet points, with bullets from a font on your Linux box.


http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00076.htm
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/po...348241033.aspx
 
  


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