I don’t know about you but I usually install custom fonts that I come across on the internet, to use them in Word documents or PowerPoint presentations. There are a lot of really nice and cool looking fonts available out there that can be downloaded for free. Google also has an open source project called Google Fonts that you checkout if you would like to download some fonts.
The trickiest part about custom fonts is to embed them in your documents or presentations that you send to other people who do not have them installed on their computer. This is why we are going to show you how to embed fonts in Word documents and PowerPoint presentations.
Like we said, if you install a font on your computer and use it in a Word document or PowerPoint presentation not everybody will be able to see it like it was created, if they do not have the font as well. They will be automatically be replaced with the default ones from Word or Powerpoint.
If you’ve downloaded a custom font, these are the steps that you must follow to embed fonts in Word documents or PowerPoint presentations. Embedding a font within a document will have to be done before actually creating the presentation or the document. For this you have to open Word and then go to the File -> Options menu. When the Word Options menu opens, you must go to the Save section and then select the ‘Embed fonts in the file’ option.This way, you will be able to use a font in your PowerPoint presentation or Word document with the other party viewing it as it was intended to. They will not have to install the font used by you in the presentation on their computer as it was embedded within it already. In addition, to keep the file size as low as possible you can embed only the characters of the font that has been used by you in the Word document or PowerPoint presentation.
If you decide to embed a complete font or just the characters of that font, within a Word document or PowerPoint presentation you should expect to experience an increase in the file size.