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Adding Font To PowerPoint: A Step-By-Step Guide

fonts microsoft powerpoint Mar 29, 2023

Do you want to use new fonts for your next PowerPoint presentation?

Let's uncover the process of installing fonts into your PowerPoint presentations. Using newly installed fonts can enhance your slides' appeal and make your presentation more powerful.

In this article, we will walk through the following:

  • How to download and install fonts for PowerPoint presentations.

  • How to insert fonts in PowerPoint.

  • Custom font style in PowerPoint

How to Install Fonts in PowerPoint Presentations

Download and install fonts for PowerPoint presentations.

For any version of Microsoft PowerPoint to download and install font files to your software:

  1. Open a new tab in Google Chrome and type in the search bar "font space."

    Open Google Chrome and search for "Fontspace"
  2. Select a font style you want to download and install for your PowerPoint presentation.

    Select a font style you want to use as your custom fonts.
  3. Click the font "download" button and wait until the zip file tab appears on the lower-left side of your Google Chrome.

    click the "download" button, once a compressed folder appears.
  4. Double-click the zip file, and click the font book application of your desired font file.

    double-click the compressed folder and select the font book of your desired font.
  5. When the font displays in a window with a file preview, click the "Install" font button.

    when a preview windows open for your installed font, select "Install" button.
  6. Click "Close" when installing the font file is done.

    wait until your Windows process your new font
  7. Go to the PowerPoint presentation, click the "Font" drop-down menu, and select your newly downloaded font.

    Open a Microsoft PowerPoint and go to "Fonts" then check if your newly installed font is available.

Insert fonts in PowerPoint.

To embed fonts into your PowerPoint presentation:

  1. Click the "File" tab in your Microsoft PowerPoint.

    Click the "File" tab in your PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Select the "Options" menu,

    Click the "Options" menu.
  3. When the "PowerPoint Options" dialog box appears, go to the "Save" menu.

    In your "PowerPoint Options" dialog box, click "Save" menu.
  4. Navigate "Preserve fidelity when sharing this presentation," and check the box beside the "Embed fonts in the file." Then click the "Ok" button.

    Navigate "Preserve fidelity when sharing this presentation" and check the box beside "Embed fonts in the file" option.

Note: You can also check the box beside "Embed only the characters used in the presentation" if you want to compress the file size of your PowerPoint.

Custom font style in PowerPoint.

To add a custom font style to your PowerPoint slides, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Select or highlight the text you want to customize.

    Select or highlight the text you want to customize
  2. Click the "Shape Format" tab.

    Click "Shape Format"
  3. You can either click the "WordArt Styles" to change the "Text Fill," "Text Outline," or "Text Effects" of your PowerPoint slides,

    You can either select from "text fill," "text outline," or "text effects" for the WordArt Style for your fonts.
  4. And you can also select the "Shape Styles" for your font file to customize the "Shape Fill," "Shape Outline," or "Shape Effects."

    and select "Shape Fill," "Shape outline," or "Shape Effects" for the shape styles of your font.

Final Thoughts on Adding Font to PowerPoint

Following the seven simple steps above, you can install and add custom fonts to your PowerPoint presentation to create maximum impact on your viewers!

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Frequently Asked Questions About How to Install Fonts Into Your PowerPoint Presentation:

What are the benefits of installing font files in your PowerPoint presentation?

It makes the presentation more visually appealing and the text easier to read and more readable. Various typefaces can express various moods and styles and be used to either make text stand out or blend in with the presentation's overall design.

What are the shortcut keys in enabling the "font style" drop-down menu?

To enable the "Font" drop-down menu in your PowerPOint presentation, select or highlight the text you use for your font first and press Alt+H+FF.

Where can I get free fonts for Microsoft PowerPoint?

You can get free fonts from "Fontspace" and "1001Fonts," to add fonts within Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or any Microsoft Office.

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