OK, so I got volunteered to burn some promo CDs for the CTC ... no problem, right? Well, except for the part about the files that I'm supposed to burn don't work! Another guy was putting together a PowerPoint presentation for the CTC Director to give on Wednesday night, and he sent various chunks of it out to me, I guess assuming that I'd patch them all together and finish the show. Unfortunately, he has some "embedded read-only font" in there which is LOCKING UP each section ... none of the editing tools work, and you can't even do a "save as"! Further, this guy got hired last week an this is his first week at his new job, so is unavailable to work on this. Short of starting from 100% scratch (like finding out who has the photo files and going in cold to try to find which ones he used), I don't know what I can do about this. My suspicion is that what's "shitting the bed" here are these swashy things he's using as bullets, I've never seen them before, and it would make sense (being that they're non-alphanumeric) that PowerPoint can't easily make a substitution for them. However, as I can't edit anything, I can't even test the theory by deleting/replacing them.
And, of course, everybody's looking at ME like I'm the one who's creating the problem!