Are you tired of using the same font for your presentation and want to find a nice looking font that’s rather unique to your personal style?

Below are several places you can look for different types of font.

Dafont (


Google’s web font (




How to install fonts in Windows and use it PowerPoint?

  • Under Windows 8/7/Vista
    Select the font files (.ttf, .otf or .fon) then Right-click > Install
  • Under any version of Windows
    Place the font files (.ttf, .otf or .fon) into the Fonts folder, usually C:\Windows\Fonts or C:\WINNT\Fonts
    (can be reached as well by the Start Menu > Control Panel > Appearance and Themes > Fonts).
  • Note that with the internal unzip tool of Windows (unlike Winzip), you cannot install a font by a simple drag and drop of the .ttf from the zip window to the Fonts window. You must first drag and drop it anywhere (for example on the desktop) then into the Fonts folder.
    You can also go through: File > Install a new font… in the Fonts folder menu then browse the fonts, instead of drag and drop the fonts into the window. Although this method is laborious, it would seem that it functions better in some cases.


Once you have installed the font, you may need to restart your powerpoint program.

Go to the View Panel (powerpoint 2010)


Click on the “Slide Master” icon


Click on the “Fonts” menu.


Then, click on the “Create New Theme Fonts” menu item to select the font you have just added.

Below is the slide template I created to include Old Sans Back font.


Written by Shengdong Zhao

Shen is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the founding director of the NUS-HCI Lab, specializing in research and innovation in the area of human computer interaction.