If you want to add custom fonts to Google Slides, you will have to use this workaround. Google Slides does not allow the manual addition, uploading, or embedding of custom fonts.
Custom fonts are usually purchased or designed by the user. This tutorial shows a method you can use as a workaround to add custom fonts to Google Slides. Especially for the heading text.
2 Steps to adding custom fonts to Google Slides:
- Generate a text image using a third-party font site
- Insert the text image in Google Slide
Let us begin.
Step #1: Generate a text image using a third-party font site
Open a third-party font site such as Font Meme.
Click the Create option.
Browse through the several text generator options and select the one you want to use.
For our example, we chose the Cursive option.
Navigate to the Create Text Graphics section of the page.
In the box Enter your text here… type your text.
In the following options, select font, font size, select an effect and color to apply.
Click the red Generate button, as in the example below:
Click the pencil icon next to the Generate button to access more effects.
Click the Download button to download the text image:
Note that the text image is downloaded to the Downloads folder on your computer.
It is saved as a .png file.
Step #2: Insert the text image into Google Slide
Open your Google Slides Presentation.
In the left pane, navigate to the slide where you want to insert the text image.
From the main menu, click on Insert.
From the menu that opens, hover your mouse over Image.
A menu opens to the right. Select Upload from computer.
In the Open dialog box, navigate to the Downloads folder.
Click on the image name – it will be the newest file.
Click the Open button.
The text image is added to the Google Slide.
You can resize the text image and position it as you prefer.
Google Slides do not allow manual addition, uploading, or embedding of custom fonts. This tutorial showed a method you can use as a workaround to add custom fonts to Google Slides. Especially for the heading text.