Software & Apps MS Office Replacing All the Fonts in a Presentation at One Time Replace templated fonts or fonts in text boxes globally, not individually by Wendy Russell Writer Former Lifewire writer Wendy Russell is an experienced teacher specializing in live communications, graphics design, and PowerPoint software. our editorial process Wendy Russell Updated on April 28, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Apr 21, 2020 Jon Fisher MS Office Powerpoint Word Excel Outlook Tweet Share Email PowerPoint comes with an impressive selection of templates for use in your presentations. The templates include placeholder text in fonts that are selected specifically for the look of the template. The instructions that follow work for PowerPoint 2019, 2016, PowerPoint for Microsoft 365, and PowerPoint for Mac. Working With a PowerPoint Template When you use the template, the text you type to replace the placeholder text remains in the font that the template specifies. That's fine if you like the font, but if you have a different look in mind, you can easily change the templated fonts throughout the presentation. If you've added text blocks to your presentation that aren't part of the template, you can change those fonts globally as well. Changing Fonts on the Slide Master in PowerPoint 2019, 2016, and PowerPoint for Microsoft 365 The easiest way to change the font on a PowerPoint presentation based on a template is to change the presentation in Slide Master view. If you have more than one Slide Master, which occurs when you use more than one template in a presentation, you must make the change on each slide master. Definition of Master Slide With your PowerPoint presentation open, select the View tab and select Slide Master. Select the slide master or layout from the thumbnails in the left pane. Click the title text or the body text you want to change on the slide master. Click Fonts on the Slide Master tab. Select the font on the list that you want to use for the presentation. Repeat this process for any other fonts on the slide master you want to change. When you're finished, click Close Master View. PowerPoint reverts to the previous view, and your changes should take effect. Replacing Fonts in Added Text Boxes Although using the Slide Master to replace all the titles and body text that are templated is easy, it doesn't affect any text boxes you have added separately to your presentation. If the fonts you want to change are not part of the templated slide master, you can replace one font for another in these added text boxes globally. This function comes in handy when you combine slides from different presentations that use different fonts, and you want them all to be consistent. Replacing Individual Fonts Globally PowerPoint has a convenient Replace Font feature that allows you to make a global change to all the occurrences of a font used in a presentation at one time. Open the Replace Fonts dialog box. In PowerPoint 2019 and PowerPoint for Microsoft 365, press the arrow next to Replace and choose Replace Fonts. In PowerPoint 2016, select Format on the menu bar and then choose Replace Fonts in the drop-down menu. In the Replace Fonts dialog box, under the Replace heading, select the font you want to change from the drop-down list of fonts in the presentation. Under the With heading, select the new font for the presentation. Click the Replace button. All the added text in the presentation that used the original font now appears in your new font choice. Repeat the process if your presentation contains a second font that you want to change. How to Quickly Change the Default Font in Powerpoint Typographic Substitution All fonts are not created equal. A 24-point Arial font is different from a 24-point Barbara Hand font, for example. The character width and the line height varies even when the point size is identical.