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How to use custom fonts in a PowerPoint file?
How to use custom fonts in a PowerPoint file?
Updated over a week ago

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 adjusting your PowerPoint's settings before saving.

By embedding custom fonts, audiences can view the slides as you see them on your computer after conversion.

Only TrueType and OpenType fonts can be embedded.

How to embed custom fonts:

You need to use a PowerPoint application to embed custom fonts.

On Windows

  1. Open the PowerPoint application.

  2. Click the File tab and then click Options (it's near the bottom left corner of the window).

  3. In the left column, click the Save tab.

  4. At the bottom, select the Embed fonts in the file check box under Preserve Fidelity when sharing this presentation.

  5. Then, check Embed only the characters used in the presentation (best for reducing file size).

  6. Click the OK button.

On macOS

  1. Open the PowerPoint application.

  2. Click the PowerPoint menu, then select Preferences.

  3. In the dialog box, under Output and Sharing, select Save.

  4. Under Font Embedding, select Embed fonts in the file.

  5. Then, select Embed only the characters used in the presentation (best for reducing file size)

  6. Then, when you save the file, the fonts used in it will be embedded.

Why are the embedded fonts not working?

Sometimes, the font embedding does not work as expected. Here are some possible causes.

Is the 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, click your font, and then click the information icon at the top right 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 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 and after the embedding. Depending on the font's size, the file can grow at least a few hundred kilobytes after embedding is turned on.

The following screenshot shows the files' size with and without font embedded.

Avoid embedding large fonts:

Specific fonts can be huge compared to others, so if the file size is a concern, consider using alternative fonts. You can turn off the embedding setting and save the file if you want to remove the embedding.

When large fonts are used, audiences must wait much longer while the browser downloads the fonts. It will impact the audience experience, especially when they view the presentation from their mobile devices.

Supported fonts

The following fonts are supported out of the box.

  • Agency FB

  • Aharoni Bold

  • Aldhabi Regular

  • Algerian Regular

  • Andalus Regular

  • Angsana New

  • AngsanaUPC

  • Aparajita

  • Arabic Typesetting Regular

  • Arial

  • Arial Nova

  • Arial Rounded MT Bold

  • Bahnschrift

  • Baskerville Old Face Regular

  • Batang Che Regular

  • Batang Regular

  • Bauhaus 93 Regular

  • Bell MT

  • Berlin Sans FB

  • Bernard MT Condensed

  • Blackadder ITC Regular

  • Bodoni MT

  • Bodoni MT Poster Compressed Light

  • Book Antiqua

  • Bookman Old Style

  • Bookshelf Symbol 7 Regular

  • Bradley Hand ITC Regular

  • Britannic Bold

  • Broadway Regular

  • Browallia New

  • BrowalliaUPC

  • Brush Script MT Italic

  • Calibri

  • Californian FB

  • Calisto MT

  • Cambria

  • Cambria Math Regular

  • Candara

  • Castellar Regular

  • Centaur Regular

  • Century Gothic

  • Century Regular

  • Century Schoolbook

  • Chiller Regular

  • Colonna MT Regular

  • Comic Sans MS

  • Consolas

  • Constantia

  • Cooper Black

  • Copperplate Gothic

  • Corbel

  • Cordia New

  • CordiaUPC

  • Courier New

  • Courier Regular

  • Curlz MT Regular

  • DaunPenh Regular

  • David

  • DengXian

  • DFKai-SB Regular

  • DilleniaUPC

  • DokChampa Regular

  • Dotum Regular

  • DotumChe Regular

  • Dubai

  • Ebrima

  • Edwardian Script ITC Regular

  • Elephant

  • Engravers MT Expanded Medium

  • Eras ITC

  • Estrangelo Edessa Regular

  • EucrosiaUPC

  • Euphemia Regular

  • FangSong Regular

  • Felix Titling Regular

  • Fixedsys Regular

  • Footlight MT Light

  • Forte Regular

  • Franklin Gothic

  • Franklin Gothic Book

  • FrankRuehl Regular

  • FreesiaUPC

  • Freestyle Script Regular

  • French Script MT Regular

  • Gabriola Regular

  • Gadugi

  • Garamond

  • Gautami

  • Georgia

  • Georgia Pro

  • Gigi Regular

  • Gill Sans

  • Gill Sans MT

  • Gill Sans Nova

  • Gisha

  • Gloucester MT Extra Condensed

  • Goudy Old Style

  • Goudy Stout Regular

  • Gulim Regular

  • GulimChe Regular

  • Gungsuh Regular

  • GungsuhChe Regular

  • Haettenschweiler Regular

  • Harlow Solid Semi Expanded Italic

  • Harrington Regular

  • High Tower Text

  • Impact Regular

  • Imprint MT Shadow Regular

  • Informal Roman Regular

  • Ink Free Regular

  • IrisUPC

  • Iskoola Pota

  • JasmineUPC

  • Javanese Text Regular

  • Jokerman Regular

  • Juice ITC Regular

  • KaiTi Regular

  • Kalinga

  • Kartika

  • Khmer Ul

  • KodchiangUPC

  • Kokila

  • Kristen ITC Regular

  • Kunstler Script Regular

  • Lao UI

  • Latha

  • Latin Wide

  • Leelawadee UI

  • Levenim MT

  • LilyUPC

  • Lucida Bright

  • Lucida Calligraphy Italic

  • Lucida Console Regular

  • Lucida Fax

  • Lucida Handwriting Italic

  • Lucida Sans

  • Lucida Sans Typewriter

  • Lucida Sans Unicode Regular

  • Magneto Bold

  • Maiandra GD Regular

  • Malgun Gothic

  • Mangal

  • Matura MT Script Capitals Regular

  • Microsoft Himalaya Regular

  • Microsoft JhengHei

  • Microsoft New Tai Lue

  • Microsoft PhagsPa

  • Microsoft Sans Serif Regular

  • Microsoft Tai Le

  • Microsoft YaHei

  • Microsoft YaHei UI

  • Microsoft Yi Baiti Regular

  • Microsoft. JhengHei I

  • MingLiU Regular

  • MingLiU_HKSCS Regular

  • MingliU_HKSCS-Ext8 Regular

  • MingliU-ExtB Regular

  • Miriam Fixed Regular

  • Miriam Regular

  • Mistral Regular

  • Modern No. 20 Regular

  • Modern Regular

  • Mongolian Baiti Regular

  • Monotype Corsiva ltalic

  • MoolBoran Regular

  • MS Gothic Regular

  • MS Outlook Regular

  • MS PGothic Regular

  • MS Reference Sans Serif Regular

  • MS Reference Specialty Regular

  • MS Sans Serif Regular

  • MS Serif Regular

  • MS UI Gothic Regular

  • MT Extra Regular

  • MV Boli Regular

  • Myanmar Text

  • Narkisim Regular

  • Neue Haas Grotesk Text Pro

  • Niagara Engraved Regular

  • Niagara Solid Regular

  • Nirmala UI

  • NSimSun Regular

  • Nyala Regular

  • OCR A Extended

  • Old English Text MT Regular

  • Onyx Regular

  • Palace Script MT Italic

  • Palatino Linotype

  • Papyrus Regular

  • Parchment Regular

  • Perpetua

  • Perpetua Titling MT

  • Plantagenet Cherokee Regular

  • Playbill Regular

  • PMingLiU Regular

  • PMingliU-ExtB Regular

  • Poor Richard Regular

  • Pristina Regular

  • Raavi

  • Rage Italic

  • Ravie Regular

  • Rockwell

  • Rockwell Nova

  • Rod Regular

  • Roman Regular

  • Sakkal Majalla

  • Sanskrit Text Regular

  • Script MT Bold

  • Script Regular

  • Segoe MDL2 Assets Regular

  • Segoe Print

  • Segoe Script

  • Segoe UI Emoji Regular

  • Segoe UI Symbol Regular

  • Segoe Ul

  • Segoe Ul Historic Regular

  • Shonar Bangla

  • Showcard Gothic Regular

  • Shruti

  • SimHei Regular

  • Simplified Arabic

  • Simplified Arabic Fixed Regular

  • SimSun Regular

  • SimSun-ExtB Regular

  • Sitka Banner

  • Sitka Display

  • Sitka Heading

  • Sitka Small

  • Sitka Subheading

  • Sitka Text

  • Small Fonts Regular

  • Snap ITC Regular

  • Stencil Regular

  • Sylfaen Regular

  • Symbol Regular

  • System Bold

  • Tahoma

  • Tempus Sans ITC Regular

  • Terminal

  • Times New Roman

  • Traditional Arabic

  • Trebuchet MS

  • Tunga

  • Tw Cen MT

  • Unitext

  • Urdu Typesetting

  • Utsaah

  • Vani

  • Verdana

  • Verdana Pro

  • Vijaya

  • Viner Hand ITC Regular

  • Vivaldi Italic

  • Vladimir Script Regular

  • Vrinda

  • Webdings Regular

  • Wingdings 2 Regular

  • Wingdings Regular

  • Wingdings3 Regular

  • Yu Gothic

  • Yu Gothic UI

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