Issue 116269 - OOo Impress not honoring font size from MS PowerPoint 2007 file
Summary: OOo Impress not honoring font size from MS PowerPoint 2007 file
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.2.1
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2010-12-31 06:42 UTC by penalvch
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

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2011-01-05 10:52 UTC, wolframgarten
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Description penalvch 2010-12-31 06:42:08 UTC
Downstream bug may be found at:

Binary package hint:

WORKAROUND: 1. Export PPT file to PDF to view slide show in acroread or evince,
export PPT to PDF and open via OOo Draw using OOo PDF Import extension, or open
PPT file in MS Power Point Viewer 2007 via WINE to view slideshow.

1) lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

2) apt-cache policy
  Installed: 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1 0
        500 maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

apt-cache policy wine1.3
  Installed: 1.3.10-0ubuntu1~maverickppa1
  Candidate: 1.3.10-0ubuntu1~maverickppa1
  Version table:
 *** 1.3.10-0ubuntu1~maverickppa1 0
        500 maverick/main i386
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) What is expected to happen is when one creates a presentation in MS
PowerPoint 2007 and saves in .ppt format, opens up attached example.ppt file in
OOo Impress, then runs the Slide Show, it looks the same as it does in Microsoft
PowerPoint Viewer 2007 via WINE.

4) What happened instead is that some font sizes are larger in Impress (slide 6)
than in MSPP. I do not have access to MSPP, nor does my friend who gave me the
presentation (recently migrated to Ubuntu).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: 1:3.2.1-7ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Dec 30 23:34:58 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2011-01-05 10:51:10 UTC
The left text on page 6 is displayed different. But the fontsize seems to be the
same (25), so the problem seems top be the font that looks different. The font
bar tells me that the font should be "Goudy Old Style". Maybe this is not
installed on your linux system ? Attaching screenshots.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2011-01-05 10:52:14 UTC
Created attachment 75470 [details]
Comment 3 penalvch 2011-01-05 17:28:50 UTC
wg, thank you for your help. I opened the example.ppt file in OOo Impress,
highlighted the text on page 6, and the font box notes "Goudy Old Style", where
font size is 25. Playing devil's advocate that the font is not installed but
it's telling me it's in there anyways, I opened Synaptic Package Manager and
searched for packages containing "Goudy", with no relevant results. If a
relevant package to test with exists, I do not know what it is.
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2011-01-06 12:35:35 UTC
OOo has something called the fontsubstitution. If a used font is not present it
is substituted with another, similar looking font. In this case there seems to
be no fitting font is to be found... Reassigning. @sj: am I right with my suspicion?