Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Tried it Tuesday - Embedding Fonts
I know that it is Wednesday and this will be the second linky party I am late for but lately life is just kicking my behind but I do want to share something I just tried so I am linking up with Holly at the Fourth Grade Flipper for....
What I tried was embedding fonts into my Powerpoint files when saving them. Maybe you have known you could do this all along but I had no idea!!! I love PPT but I am always blown away when I read/watch a tutorial by other bloggers about the features I had no idea about. I have loved the tutorials by Kristen at Ladybug Teacher Files and Ashley of The School Supply Addict and Jivey at Ideas by Jivey and Holly!
****this only works for PC's****there is not a way to do it on a Mac **** sorry : (
So I thought I would pass on this little tip just in case, like me, you were unaware.
When you save your file, click on Save As, then click tools...
Then click save options....
Then click embed fonts, I choose the bottom category...
And insto presto you can work on or edit your files on any computer even if it does not have the same fonts!!!
I can't tell you how many times I have started a file at home only to get to school and need to make a small change only if I do that it will not be in my pretty little font. Or I create an actual powerpoint to show my class/school and save all the files as jpg files to reinsert so as not to lose my fonts. Aaahhh!!
Sorry if this post made you go, uh duh everyone knows that, but I did not and I am so glad I tried it because I have some making connections pages that I would love to be able to modify for some of my students and personalize to the books we read.
Also I created my reading and writing goals and home reading files to be editable - only I was editing at home - now I can edit at school while planning and get my goal pages etc. ready - woo hoo!!
Here I am making a writing goal page to match the lesson more specifically...at school. Not at home!! Before I knew this trick I would have an idea at school, add it to my to do list and hopefully get it done at night. Now I can edit my files with the right font at recess or lunch or on my planning time and print at school!!!
I can update a class list for my home reading program.
Yes I know, I can just save them as PDF and then print them at school but now I can edit them too! I can quickly edit a file to make it an extension or review activity or fix a mistake (not that I ever make a spelling error late at night while typing quickly!)
Again I apologize if you have always known this but if I can help just one fellow teacher who misses their cute fonts when trying to edit a document at school then this post has been worth it!
Be sure to check all the other great ideas that were shared on Holly's blog.