How do I change the font type in my Prezi?

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How can I change the font in my Prezi? There only seems to be one font available.
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shannonp14

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Peter Arvai, CEO and founder

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Please try the theme wizard!
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iwein

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The theme wizard is a great start, but it has only a handful of fonts and no option to add your own. This question being marked as answered might have hidden from you the frustration this has caused your users over the past years. Please read a gain below.
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brentlavelle

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Is there a theme for programmers?  I want to put in code examples without doing screen shot images.  This is a deal breaker for for me.  I just need a body with fixed font that is different than the body for the discussion of the code.
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Hi brentlavelle,

If I understand you correctly, you would like to set two different fonts for your body text: a regular font to write general things with and a monospace font for inserting code examples. Unfortunately, you can only set a single font type for the Body text in the Theme Wizard at the moment.

But since you can select two additional fonts for Title 1 and Title 2 texts, I would recommend you to play around with these as a temporary solution to your problem. For example, you could set a font you like for Title 2 and actually use it as your regular body text, and use a fixed font for Body text, which you can then use for your code examples. The Liberation mono font is a fixed font available in the Theme Wizard that would be suitable for this purpose.

For step-by-step instructions on setting the fonts in Theme Wizard see here:

http://bit.ly/1edwrmg (Using Themes)

I hope this helps!

Cheers,

Vera
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Each theme has at least three. They are displayed below the textbox you are editing. Other than that, you could have a look at the CSS code by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+C in edit mode and changing the @font-face parameters. But if you make errors there, your Prezi might break, so be careful and consult the manual http://assets.cdn01.prezi.com/assets/... (section 'Typefaces')
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hardyteaches

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That is a little weak
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David, Employee

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Thanks for the feedback. I will let you know when we grow stronger.
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alanevanslearn

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hmmm
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Danny

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I'm trying to do this too, I agree, pretty weak...love the tool, but our logotype face is something we want to use in our text too!
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jasonm

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So is it at all possible to use a custom font? If I'm downloading my presentation, can I still change the font-faces by modifying the CSS?
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Bethia Nicholas

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What about using a superscript? I have a formula I'd like to put in presentation, but cannot superscript to the nth power :)
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Cathryne

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Hi Bethia,

there's no direct function for that, sorry. But you could make a smaller text box and move it into position manually, see https://prezi.com/h7djp8utka43/demo-s....

Kind regards,

Katrin
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Boris Dyakonov

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I have trouble with russian fonts - typing under Mac in Russian produces zero results in 90% of templates... is there an easy fix for that?
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Peter

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My presentation has been created by copying and pasting text from various locations but its now in a mixture of fonts.

Is there a simple way to have all the text in the presentation to the same font?
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Lindsey Simanskas

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Same here did you get this resolved
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ricardo palma

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What a downer from this font type issue.
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the malaise

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Still no significant font solution. Bummer.
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Toon Van den Brempt

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Apparently there is no specific 'Prezi' solution for this item. What you can do (and what I intend to do, as there is no other way) is to turn around the problem as follows:
- make up all your text boxes in Illustrator in the desired font(s)
- export them in .swf (flash) format
- (which allows you to zoom in without any loss of resolution)
- import these as image in the appropriate frames, path etc in your Prezi

Admitted: it's a little more work than fixing a quick Prezi, but it's an amazing result!

Fun!
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This is awesome, if you have tons of time. It seems an easy enough feature to add custom fonts to the wizard. It's rather strange that this has taken more than three years to come through.

I'd think that it would be a couple of days work at most for a developer, but not knowing the context I could be off by, say, an order of magnitude. But three years? That begs two questions: does the Prezi team consider fonts to be unimportant, or don't they have a development team anymore? In both cases I would see that as a problem that I'd like to help solve, because Prezi is a high potential candidate to put an end to Powerpoint hell.
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yes!
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Iwein Fuld

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Theme wizard is a strong solution, but it would be great if you could use custom fonts from there. The problem is with the number of fonts, and the option to add your own.

I'm crazy about some crayon and felt tip fonts and I like to use Lato. Not a viable option here as far as I can tell.
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I want to put in code examples. This may not be the best solution. Cutting and pasting from Rubymine would be ideal, especially if it would use the color too.
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I'm using a template that does not contain extended Latin. Meaning I can't make a Prezi in a a language other then English. So yes, this is a poor tool that the font can't be changed on a template or that templates are not validated for international use. What good does it do me having a multitude of great templates when I cant use them?
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B Ginder

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Feels very limiting!
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tiffany hawk

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The problem here is that I'm unable to use the fonts that are shown in the template thumbnail. The Above The Clouds Template thumbnail shows cursive fonts that aren't available for use in the that template. How can we know what template we want to use if they don't look the same when we try to use them?
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glen james

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Come guys get serious even stone age windows gives you a choice of faces I'm outta here
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Jason Hui

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Downloaded the app and was excited to see what I could do with my old slides. Discovered that I don't really have a choice of fonts. Major deal breaker.
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Jan Pomerans

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This is a VERY important issue. I can't believe that there is such a limited choice of fonts. As Glen James points out, even really old word processors have a much wider choice. Prezi needs to sort this out immediately.
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I understand all comments but be carefull. Playing around with to many typefaces will distract your attention from the content. Good content needs amble use of any typeface. So limitation of typefaces will mean less disstraction and disorder of information. With Prezi there are allready so many choices to trigger the mind of viewers. Keep it simple still is important! 
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Hello H.B.

Every presenter should keep your point in mind!

Less is often more, too many fancy elements do distract viewers' attention.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Cheers,
Vera
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I agree on keeping the changeable elements to a minimum based on simplicity and keeping the program easy to use.

However, if I were to use prezi to present any material as a company that has its own typeface guides.. I would like to be able to add the fonts of my choosing to make a graphic connection between the prezi presentation and any of my other materials by using the same fonts everywhere.
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Hi Sanna,

Yes, of course, this is understandable, and we hope you can find a font to meet your needs in the Theme Wizard.

http://bit.ly/1edwrmg (Theme Wizard)

If you have a specific font that you would like to use that is not in the Prezi library, that is also possible. However, this will require payment. For all matters regarding use of fonts not within the Prezi library, please contact sales@prezi.com.

I hope this helps!

Regards,
Vera

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