Embedding fonts in a presentation with non-standard fonts
OCTOBER 11, 2014
Are you a font freak? Do you just LOVE interesting fonts? I must admit that I’m a font idiot who can hardly tell the difference between Arial, Tahoma and Verdana, unless they’re right next to each other. Embed fonts. PowerPoint lets you embed fonts.
Adjust font spacing — both vertical and horizontal
DECEMBER 25, 2012
Then, on the Home tab, in the Font group, click the Character Spacing’s down arrow and choose an option, such as Tight. (If If you want finer control, you can choose More Spacing to open the Font dialog box with the Character Spacing tab on top. Text & fonts
Helvetica – The Name, the Font and the Movie
Manner of Speaking
MAY 15, 2011
One of the most popular sans-serif fonts is Helvetica. Helvetica is an excellent font for presentation slides for several reasons: It is simple and elegant. Here is the trailer for the film to give you an idea of just how prevalent the font is in our daily lives.
5 Presentation Design Hacks
Manner of Speaking
JUNE 12, 2016
I have been using the first two hacks—Unsplash … Continue reading → Design Font Squirrel PowerPoint Presentation Panda public speaking Slide PresentationAdam Noar, founder of the firm Presentation Panda, recently sent me the infographic below. It offers five simple, but effective, design hacks that you can use to improve the quality of your slide presentations.
Presentation Tip: Choose a boring font
Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog
MAY 1, 2012
A lot of presentation designers have made comments in the last year or two about what font you should choose for your PowerPoint slides. Almost every designer suggests that you abandon the built-in fonts like Arial or Calibri. They claim that by using a standard font, you won't stand out. Instead of the fonts that they claim are overused, they suggest you find a cool font to download and use that instead. In the world we live in, a downloaded font is a bad idea.
Import text from Word or Notepad
JANUARY 6, 2016
Content Text & fonts Notepad outline paste text PowerPoint presentations slides text WordI recommend writing what you will say in Word first, because it’s easier to focus on your message. In another post, “ Organize content with an outline ,” I provide some more details.
Microsoft advises of a serious security vulnerability that can be transmitted via embedded fonts
NOVEMBER 13, 2011
As of early November, 2011, Microsoft has provided notification of a serious security vulnerability that are transmitted via TrueType fonts. Office documents can include embedded fonts that automatically install themselves when the document is opened, so PowerPoint, Word and Excel files should be considered risky.
Slide design rules–what are yours?
NOVEMBER 24, 2013
Charts, tables & diagrams Design principles Shapes & text boxes Text & fonts skude rykesm skude desugb Slide design can be very subjective but there are some rules that are objective. These rules ensure that your slide is easy to understand and remember.
Show the current time on your PowerPoint slides
MAY 4, 2014
Slide layout Text & fonts date and time footer slide time Let’s say that you’re running a meeting and want to keep everyone on track so that the meeting ends on time. These days, fewer people wear watches. (My
How to display equations and formulas in PowerPoint
MARCH 11, 2013
Charts, tables & diagrams Text & fonts Equation Editor equations formulasSometimes, you need to display a complex formula or equation in PowerPoint. For years, PowerPoint has had this capability, but not many people know about it.
5 great tools for presenters
APRIL 14, 2011
DaFont is a site for free fonts. It always helps to include an original font (as long as it’s appropriate for the topic and legible). Resources Design fonts images videoJon Thomas, in his blog, Presentation Advisors , has written a post, “ My Five Favorite Free Presentation Design Tools , and I thought I’d share them with you. Compfight is a tool to search for images on Flikr.
How to top or bottom align slide titles
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Design principles Shapes & text boxes Text & fonts bottom-justify slide titles text placeholders top-justify By default, most PowerPoint themes align slide titles midway between the top and the bottom of a text placeholder.
Collaborate on a PowerPoint file by inserting comments
MARCH 24, 2013
Text & fonts collaborate comments reviewPowerPoint doesn’t have as complete a set of collaboration tools as Microsoft Word does. For example, you can’t track changes. But you can insert and reply to comments like you can in Word.
7 quick fixes to your slides based on my experience with clients
JANUARY 24, 2014
PowerPoint Tips Shapes & text boxes Slide layout Text & fonts capitalization slide layout slide titles SmartArt text boxes textboxes uppercase I see lots of slides that clients create and then ask me to help them make over.
My latest SmartArt faves
FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Charts, tables & diagrams Text & fonts SmartArt As you probably know, SmartArt (available since PowerPoint 2007) is a way of converting bulleted text to a diagram, or at least a visually attractive graphic.
3 changes you should make in the Options dialog box of PowerPoint
NOVEMBER 18, 2012
Of course, you can manually reduce the size of the font; sometimes you have to. But reducing the font size should be a last resort, so you shouldn’t let PowerPoint do it automatically. Content Text & fonts autofit Options dialog box select entire word text
Use text as a graphic
SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
Tip: The font size is 192! When you choose a text size from the Font Size drop-down list, the highest value is 96, but you can type a larger value. PowerPoint Tips Text & fonts animate text graphic graphic text text
Five Typographical Errors to Avoid on Your Slides
Manner of Speaking
NOVEMBER 6, 2010
Font Size. Sometimes you want your text to have different font sizes. In the image above, however, there is a problem with the font size. Font Style. Another common problem is that slides often have text with multiple font styles.
Fonts are fixed!
MARCH 17, 2008
I was mortified to discover this weekend that the fonts on my blog were all mismatched. I had no idea that I had three different fonts going on; of course it looks different on my computer, because my default is set to Arial. I hope this looks better and I hope you forgive me for putting out such a mess of fonts until now. Arial, Verdana, Trebuchet ?
Design for quick changes–because changes always happen
OCTOBER 13, 2012
Don’t use custom fonts and don’t embed fonts. Embedding fonts is a way to use custom fonts so that others who don’t have the font can view it. But occasionally, an embedded font can lock up a file (and not all fonts are embeddable anyway).
Shock Study: Fonts Are Actually Really Important
Can You Hear Me Up the Back?
FEBRUARY 1, 2010
That font doesn’t match those shoes.. For years, people in black clothes and matching square-frame glasses have told you that font choice is important for successful communication. But how important are fonts, really ? “Please.
Getting the line spacing just right
JANUARY 25, 2016
Text & fonts line spacingI did a makeover of a slide that included a quotation from the man who discovered the circulatory system. I was SO pleased to get a public domain image of a portrait of him — considering the quote was from 1628!
Is the font on your PowerPoint big enough?
FEBRUARY 9, 2008
Dave Paradi did the research so you can always know how to determine the right font size for your PowerPoint! Read his post and then click the link to download his handy table which breaks down appropriate font size by screen size and the distance to the furthest person in the room.
PowerPoint Tip: Full Screen Photos
Manner of Speaking
JULY 4, 2010
Of course, keeping all of the text against the blue of the sky in this case would mean reducing the size of the font, which is never desirable in a presentation slide. Tags: PowerPoint Dave Paradi font size looking at pictures and text photographs I recently came across this short video. In it, Dave Paradi explains why photographs in a presentation can be more effective than reams of text when it comes to getting a message across to our audiences.
10 tips for modern design in 2017
DECEMBER 4, 2016
His designer told him that he should use thin fonts, meaning that the font stroke is thin. Use a thin, sans-serif font. Thin fonts are popular now. There’s a reason that you’re seeing thinner fonts on your phone.
Purchased Fonts Not Displaying in PowerPoint?
DECEMBER 13, 2012
Turns out, a recent security update caused Open Type fonts not to display in PowerPoint. We had the same problem! It wreaked a bit of havoc before The PowerPoint® Blog released a fix. The fine folks at the PowerPoint® Blog identified the problem (Microsoft Security Update KB2753842) and a offered a solution (remove it.). All the info you need is here. Good luck! Design Diary Event News Technology Tips error fix issue microsoft patch ppt security The PowerPoint Blog update
Customize the default theme to instantly get the look you want
SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
Do you open a new presentation and constantly change the font, font size, font color, alignment and more? One of my readers asked this question because the organization wants presentations to use the Arial font, but the default always comes up using Calibri.
Create cool animation with Morph in Office 365
MARCH 13, 2016
Change font, font style (bold/italic), and font size. For example, you can change the font, the font style, and size. Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled new new features for PowerPoint, Morph and Designer.
Hilarious PowerPoint Wisdom
Manner of Speaking
NOVEMBER 16, 2010
Also check the uniformity of your fonts, line spacings and indentations.). Choose a font that is legible. I recommend Sans-Serif fonts such as Arial or Gill Sans. The bigger the font size, the better. I recommend that your fonts be 24 point minimum, and preferably bigger. It’s been said that there is a great deal of truth in humour and the video clip below is a perfect case in point. It is from a comedy skit delivered by Don McMillan.
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TJ Walker Interactive
MARCH 9, 2011
Public speaking, media training, presentation training, crisis communications Home Live Video About TJ Products & Services FAQs « Scott Brown Thanks David Koch for Money, and then Asks for More How Big Should Font Size be on PowerPoint Slide?
3+ things to know about the font you choose…
APRIL 14, 2010
At almost every sales writing or email etiquette workshop I present someone asks me which is the best font to use. The research is inconclusive and often contradicting so here are my thoughts and an overview of recent findings: • Instructions written in a plain Arial font are more likely to be completed than those written in a script-like font. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has switched its default font on its e-mail system to save money and be more eco-friendly.
PowerPoint Tip: Is Your Font Big Enough?
Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog
FEBRUARY 5, 2008
One of the questions that comes up often in my workshops is "How big of a font should I use?" These two presentations have set the record for smallest font used on a slide in my experience. They used a five point font. So how do I answer the font size question? I did the research to come up with a way that I could determine an appropriate font size. Now I can answer the font size question based on research, not on a feeling.
Working with multi-speaker presentations
MARCH 19, 2017
” That was because of the many fonts and colors used, even within each presentation. Inserted charts that were completely different in their colors and fonts from other charts (hence the ransom note look). I just finished work for a client on a multi-presenter presentation.
Why I suggest you choose a boring font for your PowerPoint slides
Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Recently I’ve read a number of articles or online comments that exhort presenters to abandon boring fonts like Arial or Calibri. The argument is these fonts are overused and instead, you should search for and use a cool font that makes you stand out. One article even suggested what search term you should use to locate an appropriately cool font. For the presenters who live in the corporate arena, choosing a cool downloaded font is a bad idea.
What’s your design style?
OCTOBER 27, 2013
Mix & match typography: Many types of fonts, text in shapes, text is the graphic. Fonts have varied attributes. Illustrations, scanned objects, handmade fonts, sketchy look, illustrated elements. Connie Malamed is an instructional designer and author.
Adjust the location of the X (horizontal) chart axis in a PowerPoint chart
JUNE 12, 2013
Right-click one of the labels of the axis and choose Font. In the Font dialog box, select the current font in the Size box. Here’s the resulting slide after increasing the font size of both axes and removing some irrelevant junk.
Work faster in PowerPoint
JANUARY 31, 2014
Take font changes, for example. To change the font or its color or size, use the mini toolbar. At first it’s semi-transparent but if you move your cursor over it, you’ll find tools for quickly changing the font and its properties.
Slide Design: Try this ‘Simple’ Game…
More than PowerPoint...
AUGUST 1, 2012
Your goal is to design your presentation using 5 very spartan rules: Use 1 font types and 2 font sizes, max. Use 2 font types and 3 font sizes, max. Open up your design restrictions to these rules: Use up to 2 font types and 3 font sizes.
Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint
JUNE 22, 2014
In the Symbol dialog box, from the Font drop-down list, choose Wingdings and use the vertical scrollbar to go to the bottom of the symbols. Adjust the size, font and color as desired. I often create a slide that talks about x number of items: 6 tips for stunning slides.
Has PowerPoint sucked you into this trap?
Speaking about Presenting
APRIL 17, 2017
Unlike your human audience, you can just keep on adding information into a slide and the font size will adjust to allow as much information as you like. One of the many clever things that PowerPoint can do is allow you to dump lots of information into it.