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Making fonts work on PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office applications

Microsoft does not officially supports third-party fonts such as Production Type’s, and consequently does not provide support for installing or configuring third-party fonts. Furthermore, as of april 2022, online, in-browser versions of Office app do not support the loading and display of third-party fonts. (Source)

Sharing files that contain non-standard fonts

When you install a font, each font will work only with the computer you have installed it on. Fonts that you have installed on your computer might not display the same way on a different computer. Text that is formatted in a font that is not installed on a computer will display in Times New Roman or the default font.

Therefore, if you plan to share Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, or Excel files with other people, you will want to know which fonts are native to the version of Office that the recipient is using. If it is not native, you may have to embed or distribute the font along with the Word file, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel spreadsheet. Source

Please note

Embedding of fonts within Word file, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel spreadsheet is subject to a license extension. For more information about this see our License Agreement.

Embedding fonts in your PowerPoint presentations

In Mac Office earlier than Office 365 (PowerPoint version 16.11), Mac PowerPoint can't embed fonts, and it can't use fonts that have been embedded by a Windows version of PowerPoint.

Furthermore, only fonts with the file extension .ttf can be embedded. Fonts with the .otf extension cannot be embedded (Source) For a complete documentation, see this page.

Click on a PowerPoint version for embedding instructions:

Click File > Save As > Tools > Save Options > Embed fonts in the file.