Quick Trick: Fonts in a Slide Deck

Have you ever wanted to quickly see what type of fonts have been used in a particular slide deck? Have you thought that it would be great if you didn’t have to go through all the slides and text fields one by one, select a piece of text and then check its font? Guess what! There is a nice and easy way for you to do this.

Let us show you how to do check all the fonts in your PowerPoint presentation in a couple of clicks.

For Windows users:

Open the PowerPoint presentation and click on the Replace bar in the ribbon.

Go to Replace fonts (relax, you’re not going to replace anything, unless you want to).

Click on the arrow under Replace. This will open a drop-down with all the fonts used in the current presentation. Note that Arial and Calibri are default fonts, not necessarily used on your slides.

Inspecting fonts with the Replace fonts option

For Mac users:

Open the presentation and then click File > Properties.

Inspecting fonts with Mac

Then go to Contents and on the top of the window that will pop up, click Fonts Used.

And boom! Here’s what you’ve been looking for!

Fonts used on PowerPoint for Mac

Fonts and their usage will be discussed in detail in the blog posts to come, but for now think of it this way – the general rule of thumb (there are exceptions of course) is to use not more than two different font types in a presentation.

We hope this was of help! Let us know in the comments.