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. Embed fonts. PowerPoint lets you embed fonts.

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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 & fonts

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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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.

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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?

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Presentation Tip: Choose a boring font

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

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.

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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

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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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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 text

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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

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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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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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.


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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?

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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.

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.

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Free PowerPoint alternatives – Canva

PowerPoint Tips

When you click on the text, you will see multiple formatting options just as in PowerPoint, such as font style, font size, bold, italic, line and letter spacing, and much more. Use the same banner/title font, grid/frame, background, and fonts on all of your slides for a coherent look.

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5 principles for easier and faster slide creation

PowerPoint Tips

This meant that all of the fonts were huge (88pt instead of 44pt, for example). 5) Be consistent with fonts and text. The slide master used Helvetica fonts. This is a Mac font and my client was working on Keynote on a Mac.

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Has PowerPoint sucked you into this trap?

Speaking about Presenting

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.

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23 PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Creating Engaging and Interactive Presentations


He was known to use large font size, the bigger, the better. Most season presenters don’t use anything less than twenty-eight point font size, and even Steve Jobs was known to use nothing smaller than forty point text fonts.

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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.

2016 161

Day One review

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

While the app is great, there are a few things that I think would make it amazing: Basic customisation of the styling in the posts using my choice of fonts and colours. If you use a Mac and keep any sort of journal this is an app to look at.

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Share Your Nominees for the 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest

Speaker Launcher

Fonts have gotten bolder. It has been two years since we ran our “Best Speaker Website Contest” and once again, much has changed in website design and fads in that time. We have seen a shift away from photo carousels and more folks opting for parallax scrolling websites.

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Presentation tips for PowerPoint

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Use few and simple fonts and colours. It is easier for the audience to remember a few points than an essay, and it allows for larger fonts to be used, hence making the slides more readable (especially from a distance). This is an extract of a training session that I present “Putting the POWER back into PowerPoint”. Nowadays, many of us use PowerPoint for our presentations.

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