Another challenge during my studies was using ppt files from some professors instead of neutral pdf files.
LibreOffice has not all necessary fonts to display ppt content properly. Therefore you need to do a workaround to get these fonts.
You need wine and the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007.
Beware that you enter a legal gray area. You should find in the statements before the installation following content. However an installation is not necessary.
You may use the fonts that accompany the PowerPoint Viewer only to display and print content from a device running a Microsoft Windows operating system.After speaking with your conscience you can either continue with this article or find an alternative. oooninja.com mentioned a free-as-in-speech alternative, named font replacement. However I did not know if this is really a working option, too.
1. Download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007
2. Install cabextract
sudo apt-get install cabextract3. Extract the *.exe
cabextract -F ppviewer.cab PowerPointViewer.exe4. Create a new folder
sudo mkdir /usr/share/fonts/vista5. Extract the fonts
sudo cabextract -F '*.TT?' -d /usr/share/fonts/vista ppviewer.cab6. Update the cache
fc-cache -fv7. Now open your ppt file. You should see that the fonts have changed in a positive way.
Thanks to oooninja.com