Tired of Missing Fonts On Your PowerPoints?

Published on
May 11, 2016
This has happened to all of us 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.

Tip: You should only embed the fonts you used and not all fonts as this will help reduce the file size.

How to embed fonts in PowerPoint 2010

  • Click on “File” (top-left)
  • Click “Options” on the left pane
Options location in PowerPoint 2010 menu

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 we explained earlier, you should:

  • Select “only the characters used” as this will reduce the file size 
Dialog box for Save in PowerPoint
  • 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”.
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