How can I share a PowerPoint presentation with custom fonts?

How can I share a PowerPoint presentation with custom fonts?


Can I share a PowerPoint Presentation containing customized fonts with others who do not have the font installed on their computer?

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Some organizations create their own unique/ bespoke fonts or typeface as part of their brand identity. For example, McKinsey & Company use Bower typeface and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) use Henderson font.

Having a customized font or typeface helps your slides stand out from the crowd. If you are only sharing your presentations in pdf format, the customized font does not generally create any issues. However, if you need to share the PowerPoint presentation in an editable format with people who do not have the customized fonts loaded on their machines (Clients for example!), the result may be that your slides do not appear the way you intended them to.

Luckily Microsoft have included a solution. You can embed your selected fonts in your presentation before sharing.

How can I embed customized fonts in PowerPoint presentations?

Embedding a font in a PowerPoint presentation is simple. First, go to the File tab and select ‘Options’, at the bottom of the list. Navigate to the Save menu then check the box next to ‘Embed fonts in a file’ as well as ‘Embed all characters’

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