I've got a broad need to create a PowerPoint template to be shared across a range of several dozen people, with widely varying ranges of technical aptitude and different computers.
I have no guarantee that any given font will be installed on any given person's computer.
I'm currently attempting to embed fonts in a PowerPoint template, which I will then circulate.
The issue I'm having is that when the PowerPoint template is opened, my trial users get an error message that the fonts embedded inside it are "restricted" and the presentation will be read-only. PowerPoint then attempts to auto-substitute fonts at more-or-less random.
This is obviously suboptimal and kind of defeats the whole purpose of having a shared template.
I'm not going to attempt to defeat font restrictions.
What I need is a list of popular fonts that are recognized as "unrestricted" so that I can construct a template and then embed fonts in it without fear of the fonts being flagged as "restricted" when the template is shared.
Searches like "list of unrestricted fonts" and "unrestricted fonts for PowerPoint" aren't super useful. Microsoft's help page on the subject tells me what the issues are with font restrictions but doesn't give me any further assistance other than to link to a list of fonts included with Windows. Since not all of my users will be using Windows, so I can't rely on a list of Windows system fonts to ensure "unrestricted" fonts.