Our slide conversion server supports system default fonts. You can find the complete list of supported fonts at the end of this article.
When you need to use custom fonts in a PowerPoint file, you can embed them into the file. By embedding custom fonts, after conversion, audiences will be able to view the slides as how you see them on your computer.
How to embed custom fonts
You need to use PowerPoint application to embed custom fonts.
Open PowerPoint application
Click the File tab and then click Options (it's near the bottom left corner of the window).
In the left column, click the Save tab.
At the bottom, under Preserve fidelity when sharing this presentation, select the Embed fonts in the file check box.
Then, check Embed only the characters used in the presentation (best for reducing file size).
Click OK button.
Open PowerPoint application
Click the PowerPoint menu, then select Preferences.
In the dialog box, under Output and Sharing, select Save.
Under Font Embedding, select Embed fonts in the file.
Then, select Embed only the characters used in the presentation (best for reducing file size)
Then, when you save the file, the fonts used in it will be embedded.
Why embedded fonts not working
Sometime you might find the font embedding does not work as expected. Here are some possible causes.
Font not embeddable
Not all TrueType fonts can be embedded. Font creators can set different options for their fonts, including Non-embeddable, Preview/Print, Editable, and Installable.
On Windows, to see what level of embedding your installed font is, go to C:\Windows\Fonts. Click on your font to view the Font embeddability setting.
Make sure your font does not show as "Non-embeddable".
On macOS, open the Font Book.app, click your font and then click the information icon at the right top corner to view the font Embedding information.
Font embedding is not enabled
The font embedding is configured per file. If you have a font embedded in an existing file, and you create a new .pptx file, you will need to enable the embedding again for the new file, even if you use the same font in your new file.
You can check if the font has been embedded successfully by comparing the file size before the embedding with the size after the embedding. Depends on the font's size, the file can grow at least a few hundreds kilobytes after embedding is turned on.
The following screenshot shows files' size with and without font embedded.
Avoid embedding large fonts
Certain fonts can be very large compared to others, so if the file size is a concern, consider using alternative fonts. If you want to remove the embedding, you can turn off the embedding setting and save the file.
When large fonts are used, audiences will have to wait much longer while the browser downloads the fonts. It will impact audience experience, especially when they view the presentation from their mobile devices.
The following fonts are supported out of box.
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