Issue 69108 - math symbols wrong when saving as powerpoint
Summary: math symbols wrong when saving as powerpoint
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: save-export (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Depends on: 105084
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Reported: 2006-08-30 15:13 UTC by nholtz
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Demo of math symbol errors. (12.86 KB, application/vnd.sun.xml.impress)
2006-08-30 15:15 UTC, nholtz
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Resulting Powerpoint presentation (71.00 KB, application/
2006-08-30 15:16 UTC, nholtz
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What it looks like using Powerpoint Viewer (4.12 KB, image/png)
2006-08-30 15:39 UTC, nholtz
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Description nholtz 2006-08-30 15:13:52 UTC
When a presentation is saved as a powerpoint presentation, and then viewd in 
Microsoft Powerpoint, math symbols such as parenthesis and sqr root signs are 
incorrect (they seem to display as rectangles around the bounding box of the 
missing character).

To duplicate:

  1. Open the attached FontDemo1.odp in OO 2.0.3
  2. Save it as a PowerPoint presentation.
  3. View the result in MS Powerpoint.
Comment 1 nholtz 2006-08-30 15:15:38 UTC
Created attachment 38856 [details]
Demo of math symbol errors.
Comment 2 nholtz 2006-08-30 15:16:42 UTC
Created attachment 38857 [details]
Resulting Powerpoint presentation
Comment 3 nholtz 2006-08-30 15:39:52 UTC
Created attachment 38860 [details]
What it looks like using Powerpoint Viewer
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2006-08-30 15:41:54 UTC
Comment 5 christian.guenther 2006-09-05 16:36:21 UTC
Please tell me if the OOo and the PPt is on the same system
Comment 6 nholtz 2006-09-05 18:02:29 UTC
The original problem showed up when I created the powerpoint under OO 2.0.3 on 
Ubuntu Linux and moved the ppt to Windows XP for viewing.  But the behaviour 
is the same when I create the ppt under 2.0.3 on Windows and view under 
powerpoint *on the same Windows system (machine)*.

I now have more info -- interestingly enough when you "open" the math equation 
(that was created in OO and saved as ppt) in PowerPoint, the font symbols get 
magically fixed, even if you don't do anything else other than close it again.  
Though the size seems to be incorrect (smaller than under OO).
Comment 7 christian.guenther 2006-09-06 16:13:12 UTC
Set to new and change the target.
Comment 8 christian.guenther 2006-09-06 16:19:32 UTC
I can reproduce the bug.
I don't see empty frames but on mysystem the sqr root signs looks very strange.
I can also reproduce the behaviour that it looks ok after changing into the edit
view but that the size get smaller.
According to sj this could be your area. Please have a look.
Comment 9 Martin Hollmichel 2007-11-09 17:19:46 UTC
set target from 2.x to 3.x according to
Comment 10 eyk_warn 2009-04-03 12:32:13 UTC
I have the same problem with version 3.1.0 OOO 300m15 (Build 9371)
Comment 11 thomas.lange 2009-09-15 13:32:34 UTC
At least the problem with the not displayed characters looks to mew like the old
"private-use area" character problem when the exported doc is viewed on a system
with no OpenSymbol/StarSymbol font.