Issue 45457 - Make it possible to embed fonts when saving presentations
Summary: Make it possible to embed fonts when saving presentations
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 20370
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 16 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: requirements
QA Contact: issues@graphics
Keywords: oooqa
: 100221 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-18 23:15 UTC by jlp
Modified: 2014-04-24 18:13 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description jlp 2005-03-18 23:15:33 UTC
It often happens that I make a presentation and then I need to show it on some
other computer. The problem is that the computer where I show presentations
doesn't have fonts that I use in my presentations. Those computers also
frequently don't give you root/administrator rights so you can't install the
fonts you need.

This is why there is a need to have an option to embed fonts into presentation
file when saving it. So that all the fonts are contained in the file and OOo can
use them directly and the presentation looks as I need it.

I think that the best place to put this option is into Save File dialog. It
should be a checkbox that should be disabled by default.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-03-21 08:40:56 UTC
Comment 2 bobharvey 2005-04-02 15:50:41 UTC
*** Issue 45457 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 3 jrepin 2005-04-04 10:43:04 UTC
I would also like to see more support for embeding fonts into
documents. At least into text documents and presentations. This is often needed
if you move documents to another computer and also need high fidelity for fonts.
Comment 4 insount 2005-04-04 18:27:43 UTC
Note that font embedding is critical in some cases, such as scientific texts
that use special fonts for mathematical symbols. These documents become
unreadable (or worse yet, misleading) when default fonts are substituted, so
it's pretty much impossible to share such documents in the OpenOffice formats,
or to take them with you on the road without carrying a preconfigured laptop.
Just last week I sent an associate some presentation in .ODP format, and ended
up doing a lot of explaining about some mangled formulas.

Some PowerPoint add-ins, such as TexPoint, make copious use of such special
fonts, and embed them into the PPT file. It's critical to preserve these
embedded fonts when importing to Impress.
Comment 5 bobharvey 2005-04-04 21:36:45 UTC
Of course, there is the issue of who owns the fonts.

I'd imagined that Ooo would only embed fonts it supplied, 'cos I don't think
there is any verifyable way to identifiy what is licenced.
Comment 6 lohmaier 2005-08-06 18:05:07 UTC

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 20370 ***
Comment 7 lohmaier 2005-08-06 18:06:41 UTC
closing duplicate.

To just show the presentation on another computer, you can export to PDF or
flash and show the PDF and/or flash instead...
Comment 8 insount 2005-08-06 18:57:53 UTC
Export to PDF or flash loses a lot of functionality, such as animations.
Comment 9 jlp 2005-08-25 10:16:56 UTC
Yeah it is not realy a good option. With PDF you loose a lot of information 
and with Flash well it becomes too much complicated and a lot of systems don't 
even have Flash player. For example 64-bit systems for which Macromedia still 
has not released any player or plugin. So embeding fonts is by far the most 
simple and reliable thing. 
Comment 10 compujunk437 2007-12-16 18:06:24 UTC
This would be a VERY helpful feature.  I really need this since I create
documents , spreadsheets, and presentations with specialized fonts that I cannot
use on other people's computers.  Also, If possible, could you integrate this
feature into Base & Math, in addition to the rest of the Open suite.  

Otherwise, you developers are doing a great job.  I love the product.
Comment 11 xlab 2008-12-23 10:25:20 UTC
Submitted issue is from 2005. We were wondering if this issue has been taken 
into consideration as new feature in OO (Impress)?

Would be great!!
Comment 12 simtug 2008-12-30 10:55:26 UTC
Very much needed! I use to send files with specialized fonts to users who would 
not be able to see things as I wanted to.
Comment 13 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-24 18:13:41 UTC
*** Issue 100221 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***