Editable .pptx file export doesn't look right

If you've exported your editable Haiku Deck and it doesn't look quite right, here are a few things to try:

  1. Make sure the fonts are installed on your machine. The first slide of the download includes instructions and links to the specific fonts for your specific theme. If you're a power user, or just love fonts, you can download all 27 of the free fonts in a zip file by clicking this link. After the download completes, double-click on the zip file to unzip.
  2. Find the uncompressed zip file in your download folder and double-click each of the 27 fonts. Follow the prompts to install each font.
  3. IMPORTANT: If you have PowerPoint open already, completely quit out of PowerPoint by choosing File/Quit. 
  4. Reopen Haiku Deck pptx file that you exported and revel in the beauty of your downloaded Haiku Deck

Some additional words about fonts-- In order for the deck to look right when you open it, ​the fonts​ need to be​ installed on the ​local ​machine where ​the deck is opened. If the fonts aren’t installed​ on the local machine where the deck is opened, then PowerPoint or Keynote will guess which fonts to use instead of the intended fonts. This might not look the way you intend.

If you want to send the deck to someone and you're not sure if they have the right fonts installed, you can embed these fonts in the .pptx file. To do this:

  • Follow the steps above to install the fonts
  • Start PowerPoint, and  open the presentation
  • Choose File/Save As in PowerPoint
  • On the Tools menu in the Save As dialog box, click Save Options
  • Click to select the Embed fonts in the file check box, and then click OK

After you have saved the deck with the embedded fonts, you should be able to share the deck with confidence that it will look the way you want when opened.


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