Replace Font dialog only shows fonts within the PowerPoint presentation

Last Updated: June 9, 2020


With the latest Monthly update (version 2005, build 12827+), you can only replace fonts within a PowerPoint presentation if the font is already in use. The Replace Font dialog will only show used fonts in the With drop-down box.

An image of the Replace Font dialog from PowerPoint. Shows the With drop-down box expanded.

The expected behavior is this drop-down should show all fonts.

An image of the PowerPoint Replace Font dialog. The With drop-down box is expanded.


To work around this issue, insert sample text into presentation and then set its font to the font you want to use. In the Replace Font dialog, select the sample text font from the With drop-down box. You should see the font listed in the replace font dialog to replace with.

Build “16.0.12827.20336” will include the fix will be rolled out soon.

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