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I love fonts. Especially illumination fonts. When I was a small child, one of the high points of the month was seeing the font featured in the Uppercase Lowercase journal.

I hate fonts. I just received a PowerPoint deck that had been exported from Canva. To view it, I was asked to download 48 fonts. If PowerPoint has an “always download all the darn fonts needed” option, I haven’t found it. (Please feel free to tell me if it does exist.).

I love fonts.

Last year I was trying to work with a deck with non-standard glyph fonts. With the full fonts loaded, the deck was too big to email. Without them, it couldn’t be edited. And some of the viewing tools on some of the platforms in some of the localities couldn’t download those fonts at all. Ultimately we used images of a couple of symbols we needed.


I hate fonts.

I’ve seen decks where I couldn’t download the fonts and decks were gibberish as a result. Maybe they would have been gibberish regardless. I’ll never know.

I love fonts. Don’t let them be a barrier to your investor or other audience reading your deck.


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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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