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Official list of approved PowerPoint system fonts for PC and Mac with Previews – Updated

Here is the full list of fonts with previews that are approved system fonts you can use in your PowerPoint presentation/template without having to worry about your font not showing or loading properly.

Includes 30+ NEW and awesome system fonts released by Microsoft PowerPoint around the first quarter of 2020.

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Font NamePlatformPreviewRecommendation
ArialCross PlatformYes
Avenir Next LT ProCross PlatformYes, NEW and HOT!
Arial BlackCross PlatformHeaders Only
Arial NarrowPC OnlyNo - PC only
Abadi MT Condensed LightMac OnlyNo - Mac only
Baskerville Old FaceCross PlatformNo - PC only
BodoniPC OnlyNo - PC only
Bodoni MT BlackPC OnlyNo - PC only
Bodoni MT CondensedPC OnlyNo - PC only
Book AntiquaCross PlatformYes
Bookman Old StyleCross PlatformYes
Brush ScriptPC OnlyNo - PC Only
CalibriCross PlatformYes - But Overused
Calibri LightCross PlatformYes
CambriaCross PlatformYes - Hidden Gem
CandaraCross Platform Yes
CenturyCross PlatformYes
Century GothicCross PlatformYes
Century SchoolbookCross PlatformYes
Colonna MTCross PlatformNEVER Use!
Comic SansCross PlatformThematic Only
ConsolasCross PlatformNice Monospace font
ConstantiaCross PlatformYes
Copperplate Gothic BoldCross PlatformNEVER Use!
Copperplate Gothic LightCross PlatformNEVER Use!
CorbelCross PlatformYes
Courier NewCross PlatformThematic Only
Edwardian ScriptCross PlatformDecorative - Yes
ElephantCross PlatformNo - PC Only
Engravers MTCross PlatformIf You are Feeling Adventurous
ErasCross PlatformThematic Only - Sci-Fi
Franklin Gothic BookCross PlatformYes
Franklin Gothic DemiCross PlatformYes
Franklin Gothic MediumCross PlatformYes
Franklin Gothic HeavyCross PlatformYes
Franklin Gothic Medium CondensedCross PlatformYes
French Script PC OnlyNo PC Only
GaramondCross PlatformYes
GeorgiaCross PlatformYes
Gil Sans MTCross PlatformYes
Gil Sans MT CondensedCross PlatformYes
Goudy Old StyleCross PlatformYes
ImpactCross PlatformNEVER Use!
Lucida BrightCross PlatformYes
Lucida CalligraphyCross PlatformNEVER Use!
Lucida ConsoleCross PlatformYes
Lucida FaxCross PlatformYes
Lucida HandwritingCross Platform Thematic Use Only
Lucida SansCross PlatformYes
Lucida Sans TypewriterCross PlatformYes
Lucida Sans UnicodeCross PlatformYes
OCR A ExtendedPC OnlyThematic Use Only
Palatino LinotypeCross PlatformYes
PapyrusCross PlatformNEVER Use!
PerpetuaCross PlatformYes
RockwellCross PlatformYes - Hidden Gem
Rockwell Extra BoldCross PlatformHeaders Only
Script MT BoldCross PlatformThematic Use Only
TahomaCross PlatformYes
Times New RomanCross PlatformYes
TrebuchetCross PlatformYes
Tw Cen MTCross PlatformYes
Tw Cen MT CondensedCross PlatformYes
Tw Cen MT Condensed Extra BoldCross PlatformYes
VerdanaCross PlatformYes
Wide LatinCross PlatformIf You are Feeling Adventurous
Avenir Next LT Pro LightCross PlatformYes, NEW and HOT!
Avenir Next LT Pro BoldCross PlatformYes, NEW and HOT!
Biome Cross PlatformNEW, Thematic
Biome LightCross PlatformNEW, Thematic
CavoliniCross PlatformNEW, Thematic Only!
Sagona BookCross PlatformYes, NEW and HOT!
Sagona Book BoldCross PlatformYes, NEW and HOT!
DaytonaCross PlatformNEW Use With Caution
Daytona Pro LightCross PlatformNEW Use With Caution
Daytona Pro Condensed LightCross PlatformNEW Use With Caution
Daytona Pro CondensedCross PlatformNEW Use With Caution
The Serif HandCross PlatformNEW and HOT, Thematic Only!
The HandCross PlatformNEW and HOT, Thematic Only!
Speak ProCross PlatformYes, NEW
Speak Pro BoldCross PlatformYes, NEW
Modern LoveCross PlatformNEW and HOT, Thematic Only!
Modern Love CapsCross PlatformNEW and HOT, Thematic Only!
Modern Love GrungeCross PlatformNEW and HOT, Thematic Only!
PosteramaCross PlatformYes, NEW
Quire SansCross PlatformYes, NEW and HOT!
Quire Sans Pro LightCross PlatformYes, NEW and HOT!
Sabon Next LTCross PlatformYes, NEW
Tisa Offc Serif ProCross PlatformYes, NEW
Tisa Offc Serif Pro ThinCross PlatformYes, NEW
Walbaum DisplayCross PlatformYes, NEW
Walbaum Display LightCross PlatformYes, NEW
Walbaum Display SemiBoldCross PlatformYes, NEW
Walbaum Display HeavyCross PlatformYes, NEW
Walbaum HeadingCross PlatformYes, NEW
Walbaum TextCross PlatformYes, NEW

4 Comments

  1. […] See all the PowerPoint system fonts with previews and when to use them (Updated with Microsoft PowerPoint’s hot NEW 2020 font sets) https://knockoutprezo.com/blog/presentation_tips_technical/official-list-of-approved-powerpoint-syst… […]

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  2. Nina A SchwartzSeptember 3, 2020

    I am interested in Sabon Next, but it appears to be so new that users at the other end might need to download it.
    Does “System fonts” mean that these fonts are included with operating systems–and are installed when current systems are updated?

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    1. adminSeptember 3, 2020

      Hi Nina, the fonts are included with the application, rather than the operating system. The new fonts all work with Office 365 suite (Now named Microsoft 365) and I assume but have not been able to test current/new enterprise versions of PowerPoint and the rest of the Office suite. So that means that for old and non-authentic versions of PowerPoint, these fonts won’t work, but with the proliferation of the 365 suite – that should be the minority of users. These fonts only work in Microsoft products, I assume that is done for licensing reasons – so you won’t be able to copy the fonts over for older users.

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  3. […] are common to the operating systems your readers or users will be using, and stick with those. Here’s a list of default fonts for MacOS and Windows that have MS Office installed (including which fonts are common to […]

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