Tried it Tuesday - Embedding Fonts

I know that it is Wednesday and this will be the second linky party I am late for but lately life is just kicking my behind but I do want to share something I just tried so I am linking up with Holly at the Fourth Grade Flipper for....

What I tried was embedding fonts into my Powerpoint files when saving them. Maybe you have known you could do this all along but I had no idea!!! I love PPT but I am always blown away when I read/watch a tutorial by other bloggers about the features I had no idea about. I have loved the tutorials by Kristen at Ladybug Teacher Files and Ashley of The School Supply Addict and Jivey at Ideas by Jivey and Holly!

****this only works for PC's****there is not a way to do it on a Mac **** sorry : (

So I thought I would pass on this little tip just in case, like me, you were unaware.

When you save your file, click on Save As, then click tools...

Then click save options....

Then click embed fonts, I choose the bottom category...

And insto presto you can work on or edit your files on any computer even if it does not have the same fonts!!!

I can't tell you how many times I have started a file at home only to get to school and need to make a small change only if I do that it will not be in my pretty little font. Or I create an actual powerpoint to show my class/school and save all the files as jpg files to reinsert so as not to lose my fonts. Aaahhh!!

Sorry if this post made you go, uh duh everyone knows that, but I did not and I am so glad I tried it because I have some making connections pages that I would love to be able to modify for some of my students and personalize to the books we read.

Also I created my reading and writing goals and home reading files to be editable - only I was editing at home - now I can edit at school while planning and get my goal pages etc. ready - woo hoo!!

Here I am making a writing goal page to match the lesson more school. Not at home!! Before I knew this trick I would have an idea at school, add it to my to do list and hopefully get it done at night. Now I can edit my files with the right font at recess or lunch or on my planning time and print at school!!!

I can update a class list for my home reading program.

Yes I know, I can just save them as PDF and then print them at school but now I can edit them too! I can quickly edit a file to make it an extension or review activity or fix a mistake (not that I ever make a spelling error late at night while typing quickly!)

Again I apologize if you have always known this but if I can help just one fellow teacher who misses their cute fonts when trying to edit a document at school then this post has been worth it!

Be sure to check all the other great ideas that were shared on Holly's blog.


  1. Thank you! I did not know this either. I have sent some items that I have worked on to team members, and the font got completely messed up. I thought I couldn't use any fonts from another source. Now I know I can keep using my favorite fonts.

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

    Fit to be Fourth
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  2. Oh my gosh, NO WAY!!!! I did NOT know that. Thank you! :)

  3. Wow! I did not know this. I'm so glad I clicked your post to read! What a great trick to know. I make a lot of my things on my laptop but then have trouble printing and/or editing them at school because of the fonts.

    Shifting Teacher K-2

  4. I did not know this either! Thank you for sharing. I am going to have to play around with it this weekend!

    Hunter's Teaching Tales
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  5. I didn't know this either. I'm so excited. I'm twerkin' around my living room with happiness. I'm kidding...LOL! Thank you SO much for sharing! Going to go test this out now!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. I didn't know this trick either. I always make my final copies into PDFs so i can print from school without messing everything up. This is way easier!

  7. This is totally news to me! Thank you so much for sharing that!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  8. I have been looking for a solution to this problem! THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU, THANK-YOU!!! What a handy trick :)

    Joy in the Journey

  9. That is awesome! I totally did not know this either. This will make it so much easier for me to work on things I started at home at work. I am excited now.
    ~April Walker
    The Idea Backpack

  10. Um so you've totally made my day!! I do the school year book at my school and I find it SOOOOOOOOO incredibly annoying having to take my laptop with me to the computer suite, just so that I can use the fonts on it! Especially as my laptop doesn't like printing!!! Thanks sooooo much for this tutorial! You've saved me time.

    The E-Z Class

  11. Um, thank you!! I did not even know this was possible but I am so excited about it!!! I hate lugging my laptop to school just to use my fonts! Best post of the week!!

    Rooting for Third Grade

  12. I didn't know either. Thank you! This makes school prep time even more productive!

  13. Wow!! I did NOT know this! You're a lifesaver! I hope it works on a Mac too. So does this mean that I can leave a document editable in ppt for TpT and the buyer can edit in my same font even if they don't have it installed on their computer? (I know, I am a little slow). :)

    I know what you mean when you say, "Sorry if you already knew this..." because I am always thinking that when I write posts. Everyone already knows this...haha! Obviously that is not the case! Thank you so much!!
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  14. I certainly did not know this! I finally exported my 600+ fonts and took them to school on a flash drive for the same reason you mentioned: starting something and not having the correct font to finish it! (And our access to font sites used to be off limits at school...)

    You rock!

  15. One of my students looked up at me with frustration the other day and said, "I don't know what I don't know because I didn't know I could even know that." That about sums it up for me. I didn't know that you could do that! This old dog learned a new trick! Thanks for sharing.

    Life in Room 24

  16. Wow, that was great, thanks!

  17. Oh my goodness!!! You just saved me so much trouble!!! Great tip :) Thank you so much.
    Fun in Room 4B

  18. can do WHAT???! This post has just changed my life. Thank you SO much!


  19. Holy moly my friend! I had no idea about this! This is AWESOME!! I'm so glad you shared it!

    I love you for it. Ok, so I loved you anyway...but I love you more now!!!
    Collaboration Cuties

  20. I had no clue! Now I can stop emailing fonts to my work computer. Yay!


    1. This must be a PC-only trick. I couldn't find it on my Mac :(

  21. I also did NOT know this could be done!! Thanks for sharing!!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  22. OMG!! This is awesome! I just forwarded the information to my daughter, too. She's a first year teacher. You are the best!


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