PowerPoint has tons of awesome fonts to choose from in their software, but when you are a creator and making a very specific design, you’re going to want a unique font to match. That’s when you go online and buy one you love, but then what? How do you get that font uploaded onto PowerPoint?
In this post, I’m going to walk you through the pretty easy process using screenshots, but first, if you aren’t sure where to get fonts in the first place, let me give you a couple of places I use.
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For free fonts, Font Squirrel is a great resource. I would check there first. But if you just aren’t finding that perfect font, there are hundreds of unique fonts found on Etsy, Creative Market, or my personal go-to: Creative Fabrica.
How to Upload Fonts in PowerPoint
Ok, now let’s jump into the tutorial. I am going to choose a font in Creative Fabrica and show you how to upload it step-by-step using screenshots. (These screenshots are taken on a PC, so things will look slightly different if you are a MAC user.)
1. Choose a Font
Heading over to Creative Fabrica, I browse their fonts and find one I want to use. In this instance, we’re going to select Simple House.
2. Download the Font
When you click the font you like, there will be an option to purchase or download the font depending on whether what you chose is free or for purchase. Since I have a monthly subscription that allows me unlimited downloads, I only need to download it.
When you select download, if you have a PC it should start downloading in the bottom left corner.
3. Open your Zipped File
Once your new font is downloaded, head into your “downloads” folder (or click on the downloaded file in the bottom left corner) where you will find a zipped file with the name of your font.
Right-click on the zipped file and select “Open”.
4. Install the Font
When you open your zipped file, there may be a few files inside, depending on what the font creator included in their font design. (For example, if your font comes in plain and bold, there’ll be a file for each.) In this example, there’s only one, so I double-click the file with the font name on it.
This will open up the font package. In the top left corner is the “Install” button which you will select and a loading window should pop up, like in the pic below.
5. Design with your New Font
Once you have installed your new font using the steps above, open PowerPoint and add a text box. This will open up the text formatting options where you will find the drop-down font menu. You can either type in the name of your new font in the font search bar or scroll down until you find it. Select it.
If you already had PowerPoint open while you were downloading your font, you will need to close the program down and reopen it before the new font will appear. Don’t forget to save your work as a PowerPoint Presentation before you do!
Uploading a font in PowerPoint is pretty easy, now that you know how to do it. I hope this opens up a whole new avenue of creativity for you. Happy creating!