Let’s talk about fonts. What is the font? And how can we embed fonts in PowerPoint? A font is a graphical representation of text that may include a different typeface, point size, weight, color, or design. I’ll tell you what is the best type of font for your presentation.
The size of the font
The next question that should be responded is: what’s the best font size?Let’s take a look at it in PowerPoint. The size of this font is 18. This one is 60 and the size of the sentence at the bottom of the page is 115. I recommend you to choose your title font size about 40-60. And for the texts, the best size would be 30-40.
Although a big font size may reduce Aesthetic Features of your slides a beautiful slide with small texts is actually unusable.
There are some fonts available, called handwriting fonts.
The handwriting fonts are not really appropriate for slides because they may be unreadable or not easy to read. To be professional, don’t use a different type of fonts in your slides. Anyway, you’re allowed to use such fonts when you want to express your point of view or even the comic parts in your speech. So be careful not to use such unreadable fonts into your slides.
How to embed fonts in PowerPoint?
In this lesson we’re going to learn how to embed fonts in PowerPoint.
You can use beautiful font types to create a presentation. However, if audience members do not have the same font installed on their own computers, or on the computer you present your presentation, the font will not display correctly when they view your presentation because PowerPoint substitutes an unknown font with what it determines as a similar type. This automatic matching process often leads to bad results.
For example, right here I’ve used Lato font.
But what would happen if the Destination commuter system would not have this font, Installed?
You can embed fonts on your Office documents. That way, if you share your document with someone else, the fonts, layout, and styling of the document won’t change, and special characters won’t turn into meaningless rectangles.
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I never forget that bitter story of when I had a TV interview. I got into trouble because I actually forgot to embed the fonts to my slides. And my slides somehow ruined and I couldn’t even use them on TV, the only thing I had to do was to deliver my speech from my printed slides, in front of me.
To avoid getting into these kinds of troubles, I want to teach you the true way of embedding your fonts.
First, click on the FILE tab and then select Options.
In the dialog box that appears, now select Save.
At the very bottom of the list of options on the right pane and under the heading Preserve fidelity when sharing this presentation, you will find options for embedding fonts. Check the box labeled Embed fonts in the file. PowerPoint will Embed Fonts in the File
You may choose one of the following options: Embed only the characters used in the presentation or Embed all characters. The first option will let others view but not to edit correctly.
The second option well let others view and edit but will increase the file size of the presentation. Check the option you prefer and click OK. I personally suggest the second option because if you want to edit your file, you can do it easily.
From now on, you have your chosen fonts, saved into your presentation slides and you have learned how to embed fonts in PowerPoint.