Which Office program are you using?

Word

Cause: If you open a presentation or document that contains fonts that are not installed on your computer, the application substitutes available fonts.

Solution:    Use fonts that are common on most computers.

Fonts such as Times New Roman and Arial are available on most computers. If you use these fonts in your presentation or document, you increase the likelihood that the fonts will look the same on other computers.

Solution:    Keep the fonts on your computer up to date.

After you install Office or Word, do not delete any fonts from your font library.

For information about how to check for new and updated versions of Word, see Check for software updates automatically.

PowerPoint

Cause: If you open a presentation or document that contains fonts that are not installed on your computer, the application substitutes available fonts.

Solution:    Use fonts that are common on most computers.

Fonts such as Times New Roman and Arial are available on most computers. If you use these fonts in your presentation or document, you increase the likelihood that the fonts will look the same on other computers.

Solution:    Keep the fonts on your computer up to date.

After you install Office or PowerPoint, do not delete any fonts from your font library.

For information about how to check for new and updated versions of PowerPoint, see Check for software updates automatically.

See also

Change or replace the font in your presentation

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