Can You Add Fonts to Google Slides? Everything You Need to Know
If you’re a regular user of Google Slides, you may have noticed that the available font options are somewhat limited. While there are still plenty of fonts to choose from, you may want to add your own custom fonts to make your presentations stand out. The good news is, adding fonts to Google Slides is possible and easier than you might expect. In this article, we’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to add fonts to Google Slides and answer some frequently asked questions about this topic.
How to Add Fonts to Google Slides
If you want to add custom fonts to your Google Slides presentations, you have two options: using Google Drive or using a font extension. Here’s how to do it:
Option 1: Google Drive
- Open your Google Drive and click on the “New” button.
- Choose “File upload” and select the font file(s) you want to use in Google Slides. The files should be in either .ttf or .otf format.
- Once the upload is complete, right-click on the font file and select “Open with” followed by “Google Slides”.
- Your font will now appear in the font dropdown menu in Google Slides, and you can use it for your presentations.
Option 2: Font Extension
- Go to the Chrome Web Store and search for a font extension, such as “Extensis Fonts”.
- Click on “Add to Chrome” and confirm the installation.
- Once the extension is installed, open Google Slides and click on “Add-ons” in the top menu bar.
- Choose “Extensis Fonts” and click on “Start Font Add-On”.
- Browse through the available fonts and click on the ones you want to add to your Google Slides presentations. They will now be available in the font dropdown menu.
Now you can easily use custom fonts in your Google Slides presentations to make them more visually appealing and unique.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I add fonts to Google Slides on my mobile device?
Unfortunately, adding fonts to Google Slides is only possible on a desktop or laptop. This means you cannot add fonts using the Google Slides app on mobile devices.
- Can I use any font I want in my Google Slides presentations?
As long as you have the font file in either .ttf or .otf format, you can use any font you want in Google Slides.
- Are there any limitations to the number of fonts I can add?
With option 1 (Google Drive), there are no limitations as you can upload as many font files as you want. However, with option 2 (font extension), the free version only allows up to 50 fonts. If you need more, you can upgrade to the premium version.
- Will the added fonts appear in other Google Workspace apps?
No, the fonts you add to Google Slides will only be available in Google Slides. If you want to use them in other Google Workspace apps, you will need to upload the font files separately in those apps.
- Do my collaborators need to have the added fonts installed?
Yes, if you use a custom font in your presentations, your collaborators will also need to have the font installed in order to see it correctly. Otherwise, they will see a default font.
And there you have it – everything you need to know about adding fonts to Google Slides. With these simple steps, you can easily personalize your presentations and make them stand out from the rest.