When sharing a presentation with other people you may experience them calling you up saying that things are not aligned and look funny. This could be the result of you using a font in the presentation they don’t have on their computers. PowerPoint then substitutes your font with one on their system. To avoid this, it is possible to embed the fonts you use in the presentation. That’s what we are looking at today.
The place to find the settings for embedding fonts is in the PowerPoint backstage (the file tab), under “options” on the left side.
After clicking on options a new window opens up, the PowerPoint Options dialog. Click on “Save” on the left side and at the bottom of the window are the settings available for embedding fonts.
Click the little checkbox next to “Embed fonts in the file”. There are two options; one for embedding only the characters used in the presentation and one for embedding all characters in the alphabet. By choosing the first option it will help to keep the file size down. This can be a good option if the people you are sending the presentation to are not going to edit it. If you are sharing the presentation with someone for them to make edits, then you are probably better off choosing to embed all characters.
And that’s how you embed fonts in your presentation.
Sections are a new feature of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 and can help to organize slides, especially for presentations with a large amount of slides. Take a look at the screencast below to learn how to use sections in PowerPoint 2010.
Last week we looked at how to create a perspective or skew an image in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. This week we are looking at how to edit points in shapes and how that is another way of achieving the same thing we did last week but perhaps a bit faster.