We learned about using safe fonts in PowerPoint, especially if you want to share your slides with others who may not have the required fonts. In simple terms, this means using fonts such as Calibri, Arial, or Times New Roman in your slides so that almost anyone can see the slides identically, as you see them! Sometimes, this may not be a bad idea, but you do have to narrow down your choices to the bare basics. Fortunately, there are some alternatives to safe fonts too, and some of these approaches may work for you. The best part is that you may be able to show your slides with the fonts that you like!
Do note that these ideas may not be suitable for use in every scenario. However, do explore these four options:
1. Embed Fonts
Figure 1: Embed Fonts
2. Convert Fonts to Shapes
Figure 2: Convert Fonts to Shapes
3. Save to PDF or Flat File
Figure 3: Save to PDF or Flat File
Save your presentation as a PDF, or even flatten all slides to create a PowerPoint Picture Presentation, a special PowerPoint file type that creates flat images from all your slides, and then replaces the slides themselves with the flat image.
4. Send a Font Link
Figure 4: Send a Font Link
As you can see, all approaches will not work all the time. However, if you combine these approaches, you can certainly overcome font limitations. And you can always use safe fonts in PowerPoint if these approaches don't work for you.
Use Non-Existent Fonts!Is there a font that you don't have installed but a client wants you to use it in the slides? You don't want to buy the font because it is expensive. We show you how you can use a $5000 font in your PowerPoint, even though it is not installed on your system, and you don't see it. But PowerPoint will still insist that the font is used! Learn more in our Use Non-Installed Fonts in PowerPoint page.
Fonts: Alternatives to Safe Fonts in PowerPoint (Index Page)