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Change default font Powerpoint

Change default font Powerpoint

PowerPoint has become very user-friendly in the new versions. Even as a beginner, great presentations can be created, since you can fall back on many templates. But of course these are not very individual at first. What is especially important to many users is their own font. Therefore, in this article we would like to look at how to change the default font in PowerPoint, so that this setting is also applied to newly created slides. This is actually quite simple, but PowerPoint works a little differently than Excel, Outlook or Word in terms of such settings, so we would like to go into this in more detail.

Distinction between heading and body text possible:

PowerPoint offers two options when setting the default font. Either the desired font is applied to really all elements or you can distinguish between headline and body text. Thus, at least these elements can be separated from each other very well. We think that this option is not enough, because there are certainly more fonts in a presentation, but in the first step it reduces the work that you have to put into the formatting of a slide.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Open PowerPoint
  • Switch to the “View” tab
  • Activate the slide master in the group “Master Views”
  • In the new group “Slide Master” click in the group “Background” on “Fonts”

Solution 1:

  • Simply select a font
  • This will now be used for headline and body text in one

Solution 2:

  • Click on “Customize fonts” at the very bottom of the “Fonts” menu
  • Now you can set a font for headline and body separately
  • Done!

These settings are quick and allow for central formatting of your font. This is not quite optimal if you want to use multiple fonts, but at least it’s a good starting point. By the way, in the next few PowerPoint tutorials we will explain how to change a font on all slides. This is exactly suitable in the case that many different ones are used, but only the ONE needs to be changed. So have a look there as well!


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