Text publishing larger than font in powerpoint

Feb 16, 2012

For the last few presentations that I have created or updated, the font is publishing larger in the Articulated version than that of the powerpoint version. With the first 2 of the 3, I simply went into the powerpoint and decreased my font by 1 size and it looked great when Articulated, although not really the same to the reviewers of the initial (powerpoint) and finalized versions (articulated). This one I published today however is not going to work that way. The difference in font size is incredible therefore I would have to decrease the powerpoint version so much it would look like I didn't know what I was doing when someone reviewed the source files (and obviously I don't know what I'm doing or I wouldn't be asking ya'll, haha)...but we don't want them knowing that.

Here is a screenshot of the powerpoint version and one once it's articulated...any help is appreciated.

9 Replies
Brandy Rainwater

One of my co-workers (who doesn't even use articulate) figured it out for me. These 3 presentations were created in 2003 version and I was updating them in 2010 version of powerpoint. PowerPoint was in compatibility mode and wasn't updating correctly. When I opened it in PowerPoint 2003 and published from there it looked just fine, except all the "cool stuff" that 2010 will do wasn't there of course.

Anyway, I published it in 2003 and it's great.

Deborah Barnard

So, does anyone know the fix for the issue that Brandy was having IF you publish in PowerPoint 2010?  I have looked for "compatibility issue between 2003 and 2010 versions of PowerPoint fonts" and have found little help. I now only have Office 2010 and have dozens of PowerPoints with manipulated text boxes from 2003 PPTs that look fine as just a PPT but weird out when they are "Articulated" with Articulate '09.

Peter Anderson

Hi Deborah!

Please create an Articulate Presenter package, then upload the zip file to our server. You can review how to do this here: 


Send to Articulate Presenter Package – Articulate Presenter ’09 Help


Upload the resulting zip file from your computer to our server using this upload form: 


Articulate Support - Upload Your Files for Review 


Please be sure to include a description of your issue, your version of PowerPoint, version of Windows and version of Presenter '09, which you can find in Help and Support -> About Articulate Presenter. Please also include the URL for this thread so I can follow up with you personally in the forums. And feel free to come back and leave your case number here so I can keep a close eye on it. Thanks!

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