Powerpoint - Musical symbols in slides don't show on other computers

Hi Guys,

I have a powerpoint presentation that was sent to me by my music teacher which is about musical theory. But it looks like she has used some sort of musical symbols or something in the document which don't load on my end.

For example there are things like Sharps, Flats, Bass & Treble Clefs all show up as Books or Scissors or square boxes.

Please is there any way to fix this so that on my end it displays correctly? I've tried all over Google but can't find anything, as far as I can see is that it appears that the symbols are like a character set of a font or something, and it appears I do have these fonts installed. Ie I can re-create the Sharps, Flats, Bass & Treble Clefs in the powerpoint presentation if I wanted to but there are hundreds of pages.

Preview Working (what my teacher sees)
http://ozcasemodz.com/working.png

Preview Broken (what I see)
http://ozcasemodz.com/broken.png

Any help would be much appreciated, im at a dead end.

Chino
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  1. Cheekychino said:
    Hi Guys,

    I have a powerpoint presentation that was sent to me by my music teacher which is about musical theory. But it looks like she has used some sort of musical symbols or something in the document which don't load on my end.

    For example there are things like Sharps, Flats, Bass & Treble Clefs all show up as Books or Scissors or square boxes.

    Please is there any way to fix this so that on my end it displays correctly? I've tried all over Google but can't find anything, as far as I can see is that it appears that the symbols are like a character set of a font or something, and it appears I do have these fonts installed. Ie I can re-create the Sharps, Flats, Bass & Treble Clefs in the powerpoint presentation if I wanted to but there are hundreds of pages.

    Preview Working (what my teacher sees)
    http://ozcasemodz.com/working.png

    Preview Broken (what I see)
    http://ozcasemodz.com/broken.png

    Any help would be much appreciated, im at a dead end.

    Chino


    Ask your teacher which font was used to construct the presentation, and then install it...
  2. Points:
    1) If you have an older version of Powerpoint, you may need to install the Office Compatibility Pack
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=3

    2) Ensure all your Microsoft Updates are done

    3) Depending on which version of Powerpoint your teacher uses, she may be able to export in a more compatible format.

    *There are many issues with compatibility with Powerpoint (especially video). You may wish to investigate this a bit.
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