Hey guys! I know so many of my Teachers Pay Teachers customers are using PowerPoint to create and I was asked to start creating some tutorials that teach you how to use your fonts effectively in PowerPoint.
This is the first of these videos. Be sure to subscribe either here on the website or on YouTube so you can see all future videos as they are released!
This first video is a tutorial on making basic colored lettering and I also show how to use a swatch in PowerPoint to assist you with colors.
I get asked on a daily basis about this and I was always under the understanding that Apple doesn’t allow for third party fonts to be installed directly into the iOS system.
This is still true, but there is now a way you can add fonts to your device– they won’t be system fonts used for things like Messaging and Facebook. However, you CAN use them in Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Keynote, Pages, and more! 🙂
It does require purchasing a $1.99 app >>here<<. The AnyFont app (I’m NOT affiliated in any way, shape, or form with this app!) allows you to take your fonts, install them, and use them in the above listed programs. They may work in other programs, but I’m honestly not 100% sure which ones.
Here’s a step by step guide on how to use the AnyFont app.
STEP TWO: Open up your Dropbox folder that contains the fonts you wish to use. If you don’t already use Dropbox, see my Phonto tutorial which explains some of that.
STEP THREE: Tap on the file you wish to install. I decided to just use my entire all KG Fonts download from here. When you tap on the zip file in Dropbox, it will look like this- no preview available.
STEP FOUR: Tap in the bottom left corner, the box with the arrow coming out the top. This gives you options of where to open up the zip file. Select “open in…”
STEP FIVE: After tapping “Open in…” you will get options. Tap “Open in AnyFont.”
STEP SIX: AnyFont will unzip the folder and show you a list of the contents. Mine looks like this. Scroll through and select a font to install.
STEP SEVEN: Tap on the font you wish to install. I opted for KG Second Chances Solid. After tapping on it, you can opt to preview the font if you like before installing. To install, just tap the icon in the center.
STEP EIGHT: On the warning page, click “install”. Obviously, you install fonts at your own risk, blah blah blah.
STEP NINE: Open your program of choice. My example shows the font in Pages. In Pages, click the paintbrush before beginning to type (or after selecting text) and then select the desired font by clicking on the current font (11 pt Helvetica in this case) and selecting a new font from the list. Close out of that and start typing! It’s pretty simple!
If your font doesn’t show up, you might need to close and reopen the program. It won’t work in every program, but I know Pages, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Keynote should work!
As always with my tutorials, I can’t provide support if these things don’t work for you! But I hope this is helpful in some small way!
I’ve had a flurry of emails recently asking for help with using kerning on my fonts in Word.
Microsoft Word is undoubtedly the go-to word processing tool for many people. Unfortunately, Microsoft Word does not apply kerning as a default. So what happens is you open your document and you start typing and kerning is not applied to the letters the way you would like.
When this happens, you just need to click ctrl+A to select all of your text. Next, click ctrl+D to open the font window.
By default the kerning for fonts will not have a check next to it. Check that and change the # next to points and above to 12 or 10 or 8 or whatever the smallest font size you’ll be using in your document is going to be.
Click ok to apply the changes.
When you’re done, the font will have kerning applied, as seen in the upper image below. The bottom image below shows the “before” look so you can compare. (Hint: look between the r/e in really and squirrels and the o/v/e in love.)
I hope this was helpful. I can’t provide support for Microsoft Word. This mini-tutorial is provided only as a resource for those who needed help with this problem. I, unfortunately, do not have time to answer intricate Word-related questions. Thanks for understanding!
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