To change the font on all slides in a presentation in Google Slides, you need to use the Master Slide.
What is a Master Slide?
A Master Slide works like a template for your presentation. It defines the theme, layout, colours, fonts, backgrounds etc in your presentation. The default master slide in Slides has a white background and uses the font Arial. So when you create a new, blank presentation (or insert a new, blank slide) this is the default formatting that Slides uses. The blank slide and the formatting in the text placeholders used on it, are all defined in the Slide Master. If you, for example, insert an image (such as a logo) onto your Master Slide, each new slide that you create will have the image on it, in exactly the same position.
Using the Slide Master is an easy way to change the look of an existing presentation. Or make changes to all of the slides in your presentation. In this case, we are going to use the Master Slide to change the font to a different one, throughout the presentation.
Changing the font on all Slides using the Master Slide
- Click on the View Menu and choose Theme Builder (as of October 2021)
- Master Slides will open up
- Click on Master
- Any changes you make will be applied to all of your presentation – you can see your slides highlighted in yellow down the left-hand side of the screen
- And across the top of the master slide, it says you are editing the Master – used by all slides
- Click where it says “Click to Edit Master Title Style”
- Amend the font (This will change all titles in your presentation)
- If you have first level bullets in your presentation, select the first level bullets on your master slide
- Again, make any formatting changes (these changes will effect all first level bullets)
- I have a subtitle as part of my presentation, so I clicked on the layout that contained a subheading
- The slide containing the subheading is highlighted (the Title slide), so I know which slides will be effected by any changes I make (see above image), and across the top of the master slide you should see that the Title Slide is used by 1 slide
- Click where it says “Click to Edit Master Subtitle Style” and again, make any formatting changes (these changes will effect all subtitles)
- To exit the Master Slide, either click on any of your slides down the left-hand side of the screen or click on the X in the top right-hand corner of the master slide
- Your fonts will have been updated throughout your presentation 🙂
I hope you enjoyed learning how to change the font on all slides in Google Slides. For more guides, tutorials and help sheets, just click here.