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How to Add Custom Fonts to PowerPoint in 60 Seconds

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This post is part of a series called How to Use PowerPoint in 60 Seconds (Quick Video Tutorials).
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What if the font you want to use in PowerPoint isn't a system standard font? Standard fonts like Aerial, Calibri and Times New Roman are installed on practically every system. But other fonts might be missing when you send your presentation to others. Let's learn how to add custom fonts to your PowerPoint presentations.

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Note: In this tutorial we use the Simplicity PowerPoint Template. You can find more great PPT presentation templates on GraphicRiver or in our Ultimate Guide to the Best Microsoft PowerPoint Templates.

How to Quickly Add Custom Fonts to PowerPoint Presentations

 

Note: Watch this short tutorial screencast or follow the quick steps below, that compliment this video.

1. Embed New Fonts in Your PowerPoint File

So to fix this problem that comes from using custom fonts let's go to the file save as option. When we're preparing to save the file let's go to the Tools > Save Options here at the bottom of the Save window. 

On this window there's an important box we need to check that's off by default. Let's check the Embed fonts in the file option here. What this does is it included the custom font file when we send and share the file with others.

How to embed new fonts into PowerPoint
Embed new fonts into PowerPoint

2. Be Sure to Embed All the Font Characters

And what I like to do is to choose the second option, Embed all characters. So that even if I don't use the letter Q, for example, in my presentation, the viewer will be able to use that font, and that letter when I send them the file. 

This increases the file size but makes sure they have everything they need when they open the presentation. I'll press OK and then save the file and send it on to my user.

Embed all new font characters in PowerPoint
Embed all new font characters in PowerPoint file.

Finishing Up!

You can quickly add custom fonts that fit your company brand or presentation style needs. Find plenty of new fonts with creative styles on GraphicRiver.

New creative fonts on GraphicRiver
New creative fonts on GraphicRiver.

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You can also find great PowerPoint presentation templates with premium designs on GraphicRiver or Envato Elements. Or, browse through our selection of the best Microsoft PowerPoint designs

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