Embedding fonts in a presentation with non-standard fonts

PowerPoint Tips

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. Fonts can be fun, but you have to be careful with them: They must be legible! It can be horrible when you open a presentation on another computer and the fonts are all wrong! You can stick with fonts that are standard on all or most computers.

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Adjust font spacing — both vertical and horizontal

PowerPoint Tips

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 & fontsHow many times have you had text in a textbox, placeholder, or shape that just didn’t fit properly? It happens to everyone. Luckily, you have lots of options. Resize the shape.


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Helvetica – The Name, the Font and the Movie

Manner of Speaking

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. The film and the font.). A bit of history, a presentation tip and a movie recommendation all rolled into one blog post about the little font from Switzerland that has gone worldwide.

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Making text stand out with text formatting techniques

PowerPoint Tips

This slide uses the Title layout and the text is 60 pt, which is pretty big, but the text is still lost on the slide and not very striking, even though I changed the font from the default Calibri Light to Calibri. Here, the font is Candara. Use an interesting font.

Fonts are fixed!

Speak Schmeak

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 ?

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Microsoft advises of a serious security vulnerability that can be transmitted via embedded fonts

PowerPoint Tips

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.

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Purchased Fonts Not Displaying in PowerPoint?

Duarte Blog

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

Shock Study: Fonts Are Actually Really Important

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

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 ? As it turns out, scientists have researched it, and found that fonts play a decisive role in how your audience perceives your message. They were given two sets of printed exercise instructions, identical except for the font. “Please.

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How Big Should Font Size be on PowerPoint Slide? « TJWALKER.

TJ Walker Interactive

Public speaking, media training, presentation training, crisis communications Home Live Video About TJ Products & Services FAQs « NPR CEO Vivian Shiller Resigns CEO of American Apparel Sued for Using Teen Employee as Sex Slave » How Big Should Font Size be on PowerPoint Slide? TJ Walker answers viewers questions from quora about how big the font should be when designing the powerpoint slides for a presentation. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

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How to create a logo in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Don’t worry about the text size, font, or color right now. At this point, make the following slight adjustments: Change the text size, color, and font. Would you like to create your own logo, product image, or course symbol in PowerPoint in a few minutes — following some easy steps?

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Is the font on your PowerPoint big enough?

Speak Schmeak

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. But at least having an idea of the room size will help get you to the appropriate font size.

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Why I suggest you choose a boring font for your PowerPoint slides

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

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.

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PowerPoint Tip: Is Your Font Big Enough?

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

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.

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8 steps to add branding to your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Fonts. Not all fonts are suitable for presentations, but if you know the font and it is common on computers, use it. If not, try something else, because you don’t want font problems. Embedding fonts often doesn’t work. To set your fonts, go to the Design tab and click Fonts. You can choose an existing set of theme fonts or click Create New Theme Fonts to create your own. You can also set the font on the slide master.

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3+ things to know about the font you choose…

SpeakerSue Says...

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.

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Five Typographical Errors to Avoid on Your Slides

Manner of Speaking

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. As is the case with different font sizes, e rrors of this nature usually occur because of the way in which the slide is formatted or because text has been copied from another source and pasted into the slide.

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Slide design rules–what are yours?

PowerPoint Tips

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. When you use these rules, you can create clear slides that no one will struggle to comprehend. You’ll find that these rules are general enough to allow for lots of creativity and flexibility in your design.

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How to display equations and formulas in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

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. The feature is called the Equation Editor and since PowerPoint 2010, it has been incorporated into the ribbon. Before that, the Equation Editor was a separate window. To access the Equation Editor in PowerPoint 2007 and earlier, choose Insert, Object.

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Collaborate on a PowerPoint file by inserting comments

PowerPoint Tips

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. Here’s one scenario: You can send your presentation to your boss, who inserts comments. Your boss can send the presentation back to you and you can reply. You can return the presentation to your boss to continue the conversation.

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My latest SmartArt faves

PowerPoint Tips

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. When I work with presenters, I often see slides that have a lot of text on them. We go through several options: Delete the text, add a useful graphic, and just speak out the text. Divide the slide into 2 or more slides. Edit the text to reduce the number of words.

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5 great tools for presenters

PowerPoint Tips

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.

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3 changes you should make in the Options dialog box of PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

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 textI’m starting to use the upcoming PowerPoint 2013 a lot and doing so has reminded me of some of the default PowerPoint settings that I hate.

2012 156

Show the current time on your PowerPoint slides

PowerPoint Tips

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 My son says that if you wear a watch, it’s a sure sign that you’re over 30!) Anyway, it may look impolite to be checking your watch, even if you have one.

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Import text from Word or Notepad

PowerPoint Tips

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. Importing an outline. You can import then text from Word or even Notepad (or any text editor) to create a new presentation. This is called importing an outline.

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7 quick fixes to your slides based on my experience with clients

PowerPoint Tips

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. There are some problems that I see over and over and I thought I’d tell you about them because avoiding these mistakes will help you improve your slides a lot! Ditch the text boxes!

2014 174

Design for quick changes–because changes always happen

PowerPoint Tips

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). When you don’t use custom fonts, you increase the chance that your presentation will look the way you want it to look on any computer.

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How to top or bottom align slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

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. I’m talking about vertical alignment, not the more common horizontal alignment, which left-aligns, centers, or right-aligns text. Vertical alignment is not considered as often, but it can be quite important.

2013 156

Use text as a graphic

PowerPoint Tips

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 Usually, you use text on a slide to tell people your message. I recommend a single line of text when possible. That’s usually the slide title. People read it and immediately know your point. Then you show your point with an image, chart, or diagram.

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Getting the line spacing just right

PowerPoint Tips

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! But when I wrote his name and other information below the portrait, the line spacing was all wrong. There was too much space between the lines. This is common when you copy and paste text from another source.

2016 104

PowerPoint Tip: Full Screen Photos

Manner of Speaking

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.

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Success with Slides: A PowerPoint Presentation Guide

DeFinis Communications

1. Dense sentences in small (6-8) point font : If you have to make your font that tiny to get all the information on the slide, you’re saying too much. . 3. Impenetrable number slides: Numbers are important elements of a business presentation; but when they appear in long columns of 6 point font they do nothing but overwhelm an audience. . . Part 1: The Seven Deadly Sins. . During the last month I have seen some seriously challenged PowerPoint Slide decks.

5 Presentation Design Hacks

Manner of Speaking

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.

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5 Presentation Design Hacks

Manner of Speaking

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.

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Customize the default theme to instantly get the look you want

PowerPoint Tips

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. For example, select the slide title and change its font, font size, font color and alignment.


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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? News analyzed from a communication perspective.

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3 shortcuts for quickly formatting multiple objects

PowerPoint Tips

You should customize the font, font color, font placement, font size and any graphics you want to put there. I had a client who gave day-long training courses and his presentations were 200-300 slides long. He spent hours changing individual slides–mostly time he could have saved with these 3 shortcuts. You, too, can save a lot of time using these shortcuts to avoid endless fiddling. Format the slide master.

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16 Graphic Design Trends of 2019 To Use In Presentation Design


Font Trends 2019: Best Fonts for PowerPoint Presentations. Font Trends 2019: Best Fonts for PowerPoint Presentations. Choosing the right font is an art as it can make or break your entire presentation look and feel. Sloppy typography and weird font pairings will immediately put off some of your viewers and undermine your authority. Besides, it’s important to remember that not all digital fonts look particularly great in presentations.

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Hilarious PowerPoint Wisdom

Manner of Speaking

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.

10 tips for modern design in 2017

PowerPoint Tips

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. For a presentation, test your font at the back of the room and consider the needs of people who are older. Here you see a few of the fonts that come with Windows 10.

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Use contrast to make your text and colors pop!

PowerPoint Tips

Select the text and on the Home tab, click the Font Color drop-down arrow and choose More Colors. ’ve been working on some training about presentations that are accessible to people with sight and hearing challenges and have learned some techniques that I believe everyone can use.

PowerPoint: It’s Child’s Play

Manner of Speaking

He used an appropriate font for the presentation. In case you are wondering, the font is called “Kristen”, which is also my second daughter’s name.). Who knew that PowerPoint could make you feel all warm and fuzzy? But big kudos to Microsoft for this commercial. Very clever. I have to give the young man credit. Heck, even I’d buy him a dog after that!

2011 172

What’s your design style?

PowerPoint Tips

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. Uneven edges, torn paper, a little messy, layered, irregular fonts, irregular lines, no gloss or shine. Connie Malamed is an instructional designer and author.

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Create cool animation with Morph in Office 365

PowerPoint Tips

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. Here, I want to discuss Morph and focus on effects that you can’t create with PowerPoint’s animation feature. How you get access to Morph. Unfortunately, not everyone can get Morph.

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