Last Updated: February 6th 2010
10/11/2012 10:54 PM
We have already explored how you can format font styles to make your text bold, italicized, underlined, etc. Beyond these basic offerings, PowerPoint 2010's Font dialog box offers some advanced format options for selected text. Other than these options, you will also find the other font options like font type, font size, color, etc. within the Format Text dialog box. In this tutorial, you will learn how to summon the Format Text dialog, and how you can work with the font formatting options within this dialog box.
10/09/2012 05:28 AM
The font typeface, styles, and even the size for text in your presentation are dictated by the active Theme or Theme Fonts set. You can certainly override these defaults, and select another font typeface and also change the font size. Beyond changing the typeface and size, you can also make a certain word or phrase stand apart by formatting it bold, italic, underlined, etc. Typically, text is formatted bold to attract attention; and italicized to add emphasis or to mark foreign words. You can also underline, and even strike through any selected text. All these format choices such as bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, etc. are part of a larger font formatting feature called Font Styles.
10/05/2012 08:06 AM
Any font typeface that you use in your presentation should always support the purpose of your presentation. Most of the time, you may be constrained by company corporate policies or visual standards that dictate you use a particular font. Yet at times, you have the freedom to make a choice to change any font. To make the task of selecting the perfect font, PowerPoint 2011 offers you with the Font Collections option that segregates fonts into various categories. All you have to do is explore a particular category and choose fonts from within that category.
10/03/2012 01:51 AM
The default appearance of your text in PowerPoint depends upon its font type and size. By default, these choices are based on the Theme which is applied to your presentation. So if you use PowerPoint's default Office Theme, then anything you type into a text object may be in the Calibri typeface. Still, you can easily change the Theme Fonts set altogether for your presentation, and all text instances will change to the default typefaces of the new Theme or Theme Fonts set. Also, you can override these defaults and choose a typeface that is different -- or even a different font size. In this tutorial, we use the terms typeface and font type interchangeably – let us now explore how you can choose different font types and change the font size of the selected text on the slide.
09/20/2012 10:47 PM
As discussed in our Sharing and Deleting Custom Theme Fonts in PowerPoint 2008 and 2011 for Mac tutorial, you cannot create your own Theme Fonts sets from within PowerPoint 2011 or PowerPoint 2008 for Mac. However since all Theme Fonts sets essentially are a bunch of code within an Open XML file, there's nothing preventing you from opening any existing Theme Fonts file with the .XML extension, and then editing them within a text editor. Save this file with a new name in a designated folder and you actually end up creating your own custom Theme Fonts set!
09/18/2012 09:33 PM
Although PowerPoint 2011 for Mac provides several Theme Fonts sets, it doesn't allow you to create custom Theme Fonts sets within PowerPoint or in any other Office program. This ability is provided in PowerPoint for Windows, but it's one of those features that's not available on Mac versions of the program. So why is it important to be able to edit and create custom Theme Fonts sets?
09/16/2012 09:53 PM
Theme Fonts, Theme Colors, and Theme Effects are individual components contained within each Theme in PowerPoint – these influence how individual slides in your presentation look. Note that while all the slides differ in terms of colors, fonts, and effects applied, their text content is still the same. When you apply a different Theme to your PowerPoint presentation, the fonts, colors, and effects applied to your slides change. Unless you override this on a per slide basis, these changes show up in all slides in the presentation. The resulting slides all look consistent.
09/12/2012 10:49 PM
Each Theme contains several unique facets such as Theme Fonts, Theme Colors, and Theme Effects that set each Theme apart from other Themes. Note that all the slides differ in terms of colors, fonts, and effects applied. Yet the text content is still the same. When a different Theme is applied to your PowerPoint presentation, the fonts, colors, and effects applied to your slides change. Unless you override this on a per slide basis, these changes show up in all slides in the presentation. The resulting slides all look consistent.
09/03/2012 09:56 PM
PowerPoint 2007, 2010, and 2013 include several built-in Theme Fonts sets. Additionally, you can also create custom Theme Fonts sets from within PowerPoint -- however this provides limited abilities because you can only change the fonts used for the Latin script. If your organization uses multiple scripts, or if you want to explore extra options available within the Theme Fonts specifications, you can easily edit or create your own custom Theme Fonts by editing the actual files. Yes, all Theme Fonts sets comprise a few lines of code within an Open XML file. You can open any Theme Fonts file with the .XML extension, and then edit them within a text editor such as Notepad. Save this file with a new name in a designated folder and you actually end up creating your own custom Theme Fonts set!
08/28/2012 10:05 PM
Although PowerPoint (and Microsoft Office ) includes several Theme Fonts sets, you can take this concept further by creating your own custom Theme Fonts sets. When you create a custom Theme Fonts set, the new set will appear within the Custom section of the Fonts drop-down gallery. However, what do you do when you want to delete a Theme Fonts set because you made a mistake -- or if you have too many of these sets that you no longer use? Or let us assume that you have created several custom Theme Fonts sets, and you now need to copy them to a new computer, or even a friend's or colleague's system.