Choosing the correct font for a presentation can have a surprising impact on the way that your audience evaluates your slideshow. But the font files that you use when creating a Powerpoint presentation are stored on your computer, and Powerpoint 2013 on someone else’s computer may not have the same installed fonts. When this happens, Powerpoint will replace the missing font with something else on that person’s computer. This will change the way the presentation looks, which could be something that you want to avoid.
One way to overcome this problem is to embed your font files in the Powerpoint file. Our guide below will show you where to go to enable this setting.
Include Font Files in Powerpoint 2013 Presentations
The steps below will change the settings for presentations that you create in Powerpoint 2013 by automatically embedding font files in the presentation. This will allow other people who are viewing the presentation on their own computers to view your text in the correct font, even if it is not installed on their computers.
Step 1: Open Powerpoint 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click the Options button at the bottom of the column on the left side of the window. This opens a new window titled Powerpoint Options.
Step 4: Click the Save tab at the left side of the Powerpoint Options window.
Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of this menu, then check the box to the left of Embed fonts in the file. If other people viewing the file will be editing it, then it is best to also select the Embed all characters option in this section. You can then click the OK button at the bottom of the Powerpoint Options window to close it and apply your changes.
Now that you know how to embed fonts in Powerpoint 2013 you can make sure that people who view your files on their computers and able to see them the way that you intended when creating them.
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