How to Change the Font on All Slides in Google Slides: A Step-by-Step Guide


Michael Collins

Changing the font on all slides in Google Slides is a simple task that can be done in just a few clicks. To make the change, you’ll need to access the master slide feature, select the text box you want to change, and then choose your desired font. In just a few steps, you can update the entire presentation for a fresh, new look.

Step by Step Tutorial: Change the Font on All Slides in Google Slides

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, let’s understand what we’re about to do. By following the steps below, you’ll be able to change the font on every slide in your Google Slides presentation, ensuring a uniform look throughout your presentation.

Step 1: Open your Google Slides presentation

First things first, you need to open the presentation where you want to change the font.

Once you have your presentation open, make sure you’re on the first slide. This is where we’ll start our journey to changing the font throughout your slides.

Step 2: Go to the master slide view

Now that you’re on the first slide, click on "Slide" in the menu bar and then select "Edit master."

When you click "Edit master," you’ll see a new view where you can edit the master slide. The master slide is like the boss of all the other slides. When you change something here, it changes on all the slides in your presentation.

Step 3: Select the text boxes

In the master slide view, click on the text boxes that contain the font you want to change.

You might see several text boxes in the master slide view. Make sure to select the one that contains the text whose font you want to change. If you want to change the font throughout, you’ll need to select each text box individually.

Step 4: Choose a new font

After selecting the text box, go to the toolbar and click on the font dropdown menu to choose your new font.

The font dropdown menu shows you a list of all the different fonts you can use. Scroll through this list and pick the one that fits the style of your presentation.

Step 5: Apply the changes

Once you’ve chosen your new font, it will automatically apply to all the text boxes you’ve selected in the master slide.

After selecting your new font, you can click the "X" in the top-right corner of the master slide view to return to your normal slides. You should see the new font applied to all your slides.

After completing these steps, all of the text within your Google Slides presentation should now be in the new font you selected. It’s a quick way to give your presentation a consistent and professional look.

Tips: Making the Most of Fonts in Google Slides

  • Choose a font that’s easy to read and appropriate for your presentation’s tone.
  • Keep in mind that not all fonts support all characters and symbols, so pick one that covers all your needs.
  • Use font size and style (bold, italic) to create emphasis where needed.
  • Limit the number of different fonts in a presentation to keep it visually cohesive.
  • Remember that custom fonts might not display the same on different devices, so stick to universal fonts when possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use custom fonts in Google Slides?

Yes, you can use custom fonts in Google Slides by adding them through Google Fonts.

To add custom fonts, you’ll need to go to the Google Fonts website, select the fonts you like, and then in Google Slides, click on ‘Add-ons’ in the menu bar and choose ‘Get add-ons’ to download the ‘Extensis Fonts’ add-on.

Why can’t I see the new font on some of my slides?

If you’ve applied a new font but it’s not showing up on some slides, those slides might not be using the master slide you edited.

To fix this, go back to the master slide view and make sure you’ve changed the font on all variations of the master slide. Also, check for any individual text boxes on your slides that might not be linked to the master slide.

What should I do if my chosen font is not displaying correctly when presenting?

If your font isn’t displaying correctly, it’s likely because it’s not a universal font or the device you’re presenting on doesn’t support that font.

To avoid this issue, use universal fonts that are commonly found on most devices, such as Arial, Times New Roman, or Verdana.

Can I change the font color on all slides at once, too?

Yes, you can change the font color on all slides using similar steps to changing the font type.

In the master slide view, after selecting the text boxes, use the text color button in the toolbar to choose your new color, which will then apply to all slides.

How can I ensure my font change applies to new slides I add later?

To make sure your font change applies to new slides, always add new slides by using the layouts provided in the master slide view.

If you stick to using these predefined layouts when adding new slides, they will automatically use the font settings you’ve applied in the master slide.


  1. Open your Google Slides presentation
  2. Go to the master slide view
  3. Select the text boxes
  4. Choose a new font
  5. Apply the changes


Congratulations! You now know how to change the font on all slides in Google Slides. With this knowledge, you can ensure your presentations have a consistent and professional look that aligns with your message and branding. Remember, the font you choose can significantly impact how your audience perceives your presentation, so choose wisely. Keep in mind the tips provided, such as sticking to readable fonts and limiting the variety to maintain coherence. And don’t forget, if you ever run into issues with custom fonts, universal fonts are your best friend. Happy presenting!