Tired of missing fonts on your PowerPoints?
This has happened to more than once, you receive a presentation and open it to a scary “Missing Fonts” pop-up. A missing font could mess up the format of an otherwise perfect deck of slides, you or your colleagues have spent hours developing.
Worry no more! There is a simple solution to this missing font problem, you can thank Microsoft. What you will need to do is embed the fonts you have used in your current document.
Tips: You should only embed the fonts you used and not all fonts as this will help reduce the file size.
Let’s see how to do it on PowerPoint 2010:
- Click on “File” (top-left)
- Click “Options” on the left pane
You now have the PowerPoint Options window open
- Select the “Save” tab
- Now check the “Embed fonts in the file” box
You now have two options, but as I explained earlier you should
- Select “only the characters used” as this will reduce the file size
- On PowerPoint 2007, you should click on the round Office button (top-left) then click on “PowerPoint Options” at the bottom of the menu.
- On PowerPoint 2003, you should click on “Tools” then “PowerPoint Options” and finally “Save”.