Why and How to Embed Fonts into a PowerPoint File

You can use beautiful font types to create a presentation. However, if audience members do not have the same font installed on their computers, 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 disastrous results. However, PowerPoint 2013 enables you to embed your preferred fonts into the presentation so that they appear as you intended regardless of whether the computer displaying the slideshow has that particular font installed.

  1. First, click on the FILE tab and then select Options.
  2. In the dialog box that appears, 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: 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 edit. 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.

Please note that only TrueType and OpenType fonts can be embedded.

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