How to Add Fonts to PowerPoint

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You might want to use a new font to make PowerPoint presentations more interesting or support a different language. Some fonts are specific for certain languages, whereas many fonts can help add variety to the way you design slides and edit PowerPoint templates. You can not only add new fonts to PowerPoint but also ensure that your embedded fonts remain intact when sharing presentations.

How to Add a Font to PowerPoint

To add a font to PowerPoint, acquire the required font file. For example, Google Fonts provides several useful fonts. Similarly, you might need to use a font to maintain company branding for a presentation; in such a case, the standard font family might be available via a shared local drive or digital library provided by your organization.

Download font family from Google Fonts

Extract the compressed font file to reveal the font. Usually, compressed font files come with different font variations in the form of a font family. You can install downloaded fonts on a PC or Mac to start using them with PowerPoint.

How to install a PowerPoint font

Once the font file is extracted, right-click to select and install the font. You can install the font for all users or the current user, and the former will require administrative privileges.

How to install a font in Windows

You can also double-click to open a font and click Install to install it on your computer.

Alternative method for installing a font in Windows

Once installed, open PowerPoint and you can use the font, regardless of whether you’re using files created using PowerPoint or Google Slide Templates that you might have converted to PowerPoint presentations.

While installed fonts become available immediately for use with applications on the computer, you might need to restart PowerPoint or your computer in case the font does not immediately appear.

How to Embed Fonts in PowerPoint

Installing a font on a computer you’re using might not always be possible. Also, shared PowerPoint files can contain fonts that might not be available on the system. This can affect the slide deck’s design and lead to missing text. To prevent this, you can embed the font in PowerPoint.When adding a font to PowerPoint for embedding it, go to File -> Options -> Save.

Accessing Options menu to embed a font in PowerPoint

From the Save tab, select Embed font in this file. When embedding fonts, you can either embed only characters used in the presentation or all characters. Embedding all characters is used when the file recipient might require another presentation editing.

Options to embed a font in PowerPoint

Final Words

Fonts installed on a Windows or Mac are limited to the specific computer where the font is installed. However, embedding fonts can enable other users to view and edit the PowerPoint presentation without losing important bits of information due to the unavailability of a font.

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